Real Love #23

Published
June 1954
Page count
24
Cover price
1/- [0-1-0 AUP]
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size (180mm x 275mm)
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Matte colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
None
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/1251236

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Show/hide Cover She Walks in Beauty (Rhonda Fleming) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Rhonda Fleming
Genre
Romance

Credits

Art
? (photo)
Colours
? (photo)
Letters
Typeset

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First print
Unknown
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Rhonda Fleming (1950?)

Notes

From page 1: "Our cover: Fascinating Paramount star, Rhonda Fleming." Rhonda Fleming was signed to Paramount in July 1948 for an initial three film deal. The most famous film during this period is the 1949 "A Yankee in King Arthur's Court" with Bing Crosby. Other Paramount films include "The Redhead and the Cowboy" (1951); "Hong Kong" with Ronald Reagan (1952); "Pony Express" (1953); "Those Redheads From Seattle" (1953); "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral" (1957); "The Buster Keaton Story" (1957).

Show/hide 1. Kathy Says "No!" Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Romance

Credits

Pencils
Al Hartley

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First print
United States
Love Romances (Marvel, 1949 series) #30 (August 1953)
Kathy Says "No!"
Show/hide 2. She Walks in Beauty! Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Romance
Code
C499
Characters
Janie Winters; Bud Gordon, Chip Waller; Larry Pendleton

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First print
United States
My Own Romance (Marvel, 1949 series) #34 (September 1953)
She Walks in Beauty!

Synopsis

Bud Gordon thinks he has the most beautiful fiancé in the state so he enters her picture in a beauty contest without Janie Winters knowing about it. Of course she wins and is visited by Chip Waller who represents the beauty contest. He tells her she will now have to tour the state for a year. She doesn't want to but Bud insists. During the year she is wined and dined by many famous and wealthy men as part of the publicity. Bud gets jealous and tells Janie its over. Janie plots with playboy Larry Pendleton to get Bud back. Jealous Bud comes back and Janie tells him she just wants him.

Show/hide 3. Working Girl Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Romance

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First print
Unknown
Show/hide 4. Delighted to Meet You Comic story, 5 pages
Show/hide 5. Gene Barry (Gene Barry) Illustration, 1 page

"handsome young Paramount star."

Featuring

Feature
Gene Barry

Credits

Art
? (photo)
Colours
? (photo)

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First print
Unknown

Notes

Gene Barry's most famous Paramount film from the period is The War of the Worlds (1953). His debut feature was Atomic City (1952). Other films include Those Redheads from Seattle (1953); Red Garters (1954); Soldier of Fortune (1955), China Gate (1957), Hong Kong Confidential (1958) and Thunder Road (1958). Gene Barry is most known for his TV appearances, including "Bat Masterson" (1958-61); "Burke's Law" (1963-66) and "The Name of the Game" (1968-71).


Notes

Rhonda Fleming (front cover) and Gene Barry (back cover) starred together in "Those Redheads from Seattle" (1953). It is likely this comic was published around the time that film was showing in Australia in about June 1954.

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AusReprints ID

  • 87671

Entry created

  • 18/07/2014

Cover added

  • 06/09/2014

Last updated

  • 24/12/2023