National Lampoon Magazine June, 1985

Matty Simmons ( Ed. )

Published by NL Communications, Inc., 1985
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Features include: About Doug; Che Guevara's Bolivian Diaries; Foto Funnies; The Palma Sutra; First Lay Comics; First Blowjob; Nancy Reagan's Guide to Dating Dos and Don'ts; Special Stoned Section; My Memories; First High Comics; The Code of Hammurabi; Modern English Poetry Notes; The Miracle of Democracy; War Hero. National Lampoon was a ground-breaking American humor magazine started in 1970, originally as a spinoff of the Harvard Lampoon. During National Lampoon's most successful years, parody of every kind was a mainstay; surrealist content was also central to its appeal. Almost all the issues included long text pieces, shorter written pieces, a section of actual news items (dubbed "True Facts"), cartoons and comic strips. Most issues also included "Foto Funnies" or fumetti, which often featured nudity. National Lampoon humor often pushed far beyond the boundaries of what was generally considered appropriate and acceptable. As co-founder Henry Beard described the experience years later: "There was this big door that said, 'Thou shalt not.' We touched it, and it fell off its hinges." The magazine reached its height of popularity and critical acclaim during the mid-to-late 1970s, when it had a far-reaching effect on American humor. The magazine also spawned films, radio, live theatre, various kinds of recordings, and books. Many members of the creative staff from the magazine subsequently went on to contribute creatively to successful films, television shows, books and other media forms. The magazine declined during the late 1980s and never recovered. It was kept alive minimally, but ceased publication altogether in 1998. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: National Lampoon Magazine June, 1985
Publisher: NL Communications, Inc.
Publication Date: 1985
Binding: Soft Cover
Illustrator: Color & b/w Photos & Illustrations
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: Not Indicated.

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Book Description NL Communications / National Lampoon, USA, 1985. Paperback. Condition: Good. First Edition. 82 pages. Features: Zippy; Mango; Mr. T. and the O-Team; Trots & Bonnie; Whorum Magazine; Socially Redeeming Sex Comics; All the Women Warren Beatty has ever Dicked; A Whole New Bag; Dirty Money - A How-to-guide to Home Pornography; Jimmy Durante Boffs Young Starlets; The Dixie Mobile Homos Contest; Tough Sex; Dance Fever; Dr. Bey's Carnal Freak Show; Hot Rod; and more. Average wear. Light cigarette odor. Unmarked. A sound copy. Seller Inventory # 658C9444

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