Tag Archives: 1960s

Online: Punch’s “Time,” 1960

Parody Of: Time. Title: “Time.” In: Punch, December 14, 1960. Length: 10 pages, 2 in color. Contributors: Norman Mansbridge, William Hewison (art); no writer credits. Availability: Online right here; print copies scarce but findable. Here’s a last-minute Christmas present — all 10 pages of … Continue reading

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Playboy Parodies 2: U.S. Newsstands, 1957-2018

(This is the second of a now three-part series on Playboy parodies. The first dealt with college parodies; the next will cover parodies circulated outside the U.S.) Unlike their college brethren, commercial publishers in the 1950s and ’60s showed little … Continue reading

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Playboy Parodies 1: College, 1955-1989

Parodies of Playboy fall roughly into two groups and two eras: those created by college students, mostly in the 1950s and ’60s, and those done by commercial publishers, mostly in the ’70s and ’80s. The catalyst for the shift was … Continue reading

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Jester’s “Columbia College Toady,” 1969

Parody Of: Columbia College Today. Parody By: Jester of Columbia. Title: “Columbia College Toady.” Date: April 1969. Format: 8.375″x11″ stapled magazine, 32 pp. + covers. Availability: Very scarce. The Columbia Jester’s 1969 parody of the school’s alumni mag is no match for such classics as … Continue reading

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Harvard’s “New York Times,” March 7, 1968

Parody Of: The New York Times. Title: “The New York Times” Parody By: Harvard Lampoon. Date: March 7, 1968. Length: Front page only? Contributors: Rob Hoffman, Jonathan Cerf, Peter Gable. Availability: Very rare; reprinted in the Harvard Lampoon Centennial Celebration (pp. 38-39) and 100 Years of Harvard Lampoon Parodies (pp. 30-31). … Continue reading

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Parodies in Mad, 1954-2017

Wikipedia helpfully lists all of Mad’s movie and TV-show spoofs, but I believe this is the first attempt to catalog parodies of publications. Real, identifiable publications, that is: I’m not counting the fake lifestyle mags for groups like beatniks and hippies and mobsters … Continue reading

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The Chaparral Mocks L&M, 1960

College students will parody almost anything, but you can flip though hundreds of old campus humor magazines without finding a fake cigarette ad. You’ll find hundreds of real ones, though: From the 1920s until 1963, tobacco companies were the biggest … Continue reading

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College Parodies (Ballentine Books, 1961)

Book: College Parodies (New York: Ballantine Originals, 1961). By: Will and Martin Lieberson (editors). Pages: 254. Parodies Of: See below. Availability: Easy to find online. I know of only three anthologies of magazine and newspaper parodies, and two of them have the word “lampoon” in … Continue reading

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Esquire’s “Ladies Whom BeCause,” 1962.

Parody Of: McCall’s / Ladies’ Home Journal. Title: “Ladies Whom BeCause.” Parody In: Esquire.  Date: July 1962. Pages: 7. Contributors: Howard Zieff (photos), John McCray (art); no writer credits. Availability: Not hard to find. Every so often, a magazine develops an unexpected craving for parodies, features them for a few years, then moves … Continue reading

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