Monday: Covers from the Hall Collection


In an effort to reverse a downward trend in our number, I hearby resolve to post racier covers. Thorne Smith bent his wit to the entertainment of Depression America.  What could be more risque than a bishop at a nudist colony with, what is that thing?   A duck? According to one page perpetuating his memory, Thorne Smith originated ideas that the film industry continues to use today, as well as the television series Bewitched.

-Ed Scripsi

You can find more Covers from the Hall Collection here.

Published in: on January 8, 2007 at 4:36 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. Ahem!…Mr. Scripsi…According to Webster’s 1966 New World dictionary, a “jaeger…” (genus Stercorarius, family Stercorariidae) “…is a robber bird of the gull family which forces other, weaker birds to yield their prey.” Not exactly a ‘duck’. Geeze. Obviously, the intent of Mr. Smith’s title here was to infer this fig-shaped bishop was stealing the virginities of hundreds of nearly naked young ladies. A noble cause lost on those who can’t see anything but ducks.

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