Follies of the Mad Men #13


[From Fortune for December 1945. Two scans, top and bottom.]

There is nothing spectacularly "weird" about this particular entry in our series, except that the artist is William Steig, the famed illustrator and author responsible, most notably in Hollywood terms, for Shrek. It's curious to see him turning his talents to advertising during his early career, as so many artists who later grew rich and famous once did.

Perhaps the true vestige of weirdness here, though, is the image of the proud boy wearing his Jughead cap. You can learn about the history of the Jughead beanie and how to make such a cap yourself at Juggie's Wikipedia page. Or perhaps you'd want to buy one readymade, either here or here.

But maybe you want to go for the entire Jughead look!
     Posted By: Paul - Sun Aug 17, 2008
     Category: Business | Advertising | Products | Fashion | Hollywood | Literature | Books | Fantasy | Movies | Comics | 1940s

I shouldn't admit this, but I had a crush on Jughead when I was little. Probably explains a lot about me...
Posted by MadCarlotta on 08/17/08 at 04:23 PM
MadC--I've got my nieces hooked on ARCHIE comics, and they definitely prefer Jughead to the other males.
Posted by Paul on 08/18/08 at 11:22 AM
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