Latest Edition. Parisian Frolics. Photos. Jokes. Scenes. And How!
Humor and sex told through single panel cartoons
An anonymous cheap throwaway filled with titillation and bawdy humor, often in the form of two single-panel captioned cartoons to a page.
In one, a cab driver makes out with a nattily-dressed beau’s girlfriend. The cab driver exclaims: “Now drive around the park a couple of times more!” as the jilted beau is somehow forced to take the wheel of the cab and do so.
Sometimes humor is just a single sentence within a type border: “The height of efficiency is the milkmaid who can change hands a dozen times while milking without missing a stroke.”
Oddly, two identical images, caption-less, repeat within, at random, for no logical reason. The image shows a nude woman, and a semi-nude woman, together in the bathroom. Apparently both feel very sexy in each other’s company. The reader doesn’t know. There is no caption to explain the scene.
Two different scantily clad women, verbal ones, make an appearance. One says: “These trans-Atlantic flyers certainly have reduced the running time in Europe.” The other woman replies: “That may all be, but in ancient times Helen made Paris in less than two hours.”
Given the skirting along the edges of decency, this item may have been created for the enjoyment of the men of the American military, during the Second World War. Perhaps since its content was more unseemly than obscene, this toss-away was passed along, through the ranks, uncensored.
Description: Latest Edition. Parisian Frolics. Photos. Jokes. Scenes. And How!
[Np. America. 1940s.] Illustrated Chapbook. ll., stapled, partly untrimmed. 4½ x 3½ inches. Front wrap showing a couple in an amorous embrace. Fine condition.
Not to be confused with book-length works with a similar title; this title is unlisted in OCLC.