Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The Girls Are All Right

(Click for big) This cartoon is from one of those 50's bathroom books of "naughty" humor called "Sextra Special", published in 1953 by Scylla Inc. There are no other attributions in the book. None. Not for writers, editors or cartoonists. Certainly, this was to distance reputable folk professionally from such lurid and shocking content as "Mommy, can our maid see in the dark? She just told daddy he needs a shave." Today it all seems much more tame and endearingly corny. Cartoons take place in one of three scenarios: rich portly, mustachioed and acsotted men with spindly blondes who tend to their needs in exchange for silver fox-fur or rent, nurses with randy patients and desert islanders left to chase each other around the coconut tree. Ah, the good ol' days!

But, I think this cartoon that appears only on the inside back flap of the dusk jacket is the best thing in the whole book. After that one about the traveling salesman and the farmer's daughter, of course.