Thursday, April 28, 2011

Forgotten Kurtzman, part 2

This is the second half of FAVORITE WESTERNS OF FILMLAND #1, published by Jim Warren in 1960, edited and written by Harvey Kurtzman. For more information scroll down to Monday's posting with part 1.

Copyright © 1960 Warren Publications, Inc.

Monday, April 25, 2011

The forgotten Kurtzman

Before MAD creator Harvey Kurtzman edited HELP! Magazine for James Warren, he did this issue of FAVORITE WESTERNS OF FILMLAND, in 1960. The explanation is here:



Edited by Harvey Kurtzman, his first job for Warren, under the pseudonym of Remuda Charlie Stringer. This was a combination of humorously captioned photos and reasonably straight articles on movie or TV Westerns in the Famous Monsters vein. Kurtzman presumably wrote the bulk of the material. This was the second magazine put out by Warren Publications.

This is part 1, and part 2 will be this Thursday. Tie your cayuses to the hitching post, pards, drop into the Long Branch for a whiskey and a little slap and tickle with Miss Kitty, and we’ll see you in a couple of days.

My thanks to Dregs for posting this issue online.

Copyright © 1960 Warren Publications, Inc.