Someone Like You
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Someone Like You

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story "The Gay Deception" in FIRST KISS #8, 1959.

Art by Vince Colletta Studio from the story “The Gay Deception” in FIRST KISS #8, 1959.

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MAN (to woman as he looks down on her. He's holding her chin in his hand. She looks up at him.): I want true love! A soul mate! Someone just like you…only richer!

1959 Art: Vince Colletta Studio Color: Allen Freeman


  1. Wow, some guys really had a way with euphemisms back in 50s.

  2. Re: the title on the original story. Was this an inside joke? I don’t think ‘gay’ was in full use in 1959 to the extant that it has become.

    • Dick, I really doubt that it was an inside joke. I agree that I don’t think “gay” was a common term for homosexuality in 1959.

      On the other hand, there’s a sequence in the 1938 film Bringing Up Baby where Cary Grant’s character (David Huxley) is wearing a woman’s nightgown and has the following exchange with someone he encounters:

      Mrs. Random: Well who are you?

      David Huxley: I don’t know. I’m not quite myself today.

      Mrs. Random: Well, you look perfectly idiotic in those clothes.

      David Huxley: These aren’t *my* clothes.

      Mrs. Random: Well, where *are* your clothes?

      David Huxley: I’ve *lost* my clothes!

      Mrs. Random: But why are you wearing *these* clothes?

      David Huxley: Because I just went *GAY* all of a sudden!

      You can see the sequence 27 seconds into these YouTube clips from the film:

  3. The wonderful thing about Don
    Is Don has a wonderful thing!
    There’s a bulge in the side of his wallet
    That’s round in the shape of a ring!
    He’s bouncy, trouncy, flouncy, pouncy
    Fun, fun, fun, fun, fun!
    But the most wonderful thing about Don is
    He pays cash when he is done!

    • I certainly hope so, Dick. I just wrote to her and asked her if she’d like to do more art for me.

      This year I haven’t commissioned new art from anyone. I had quite a bit of unused art—mostly by Diego Jourdan Pereira—in my archives. So I’ve been using up that. But I’ve also been re-using some of my old art—spiffing things up by adding new backgrounds and special effects—to give it a new look.

      But it’s more than past time for some new art from (I hope) Elite. And possibly others.

      So thanks for the question. You spurred me into contacting Elite—something I needed to do!

    • By the way, Dick. I do have one piece of art by Elite in my archive of unused artwork. I’ll see if I can come up with some good dialogue and use it.


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