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From ARGONOTES

(in the back of the magazine):

 

Harold Kathman has, in common with many authors, an itching foot. After graduating from the School of Journalism in Missouri, he headed north and hitch-hiked around New England for six months, sailed as an ordinary seaman on a British freighter from Boston to Cuba, worked as idea man for a St. Louis printer and finally took a freighter out of New Orleans to the Philippine Islands.

 

He has played leading parts in the
St. Louis Little Theater and summer
stock with Theater in the Woods, Booth-
bay Harbor, Maine; has been a copy-
writer for Fairchild Publications, a space writer for The Sunday Mirror magazine
and after 32 months overseas in the late war was discharged in 1946 as a

first lieutenant.

Our Dad, Hal Kathman (1906-1962) in 1929. 19 years later he was a published Argosy author!

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Cover by ARGOSY Artist Charles Dye

PULP

FICTION

 

"The MOTORSICKLE

and the LADY"

by Harold Kathman

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The Table of Contents, Feb. 1948

ARGOSY ARTISTS

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Charles Dye (1906-1973, above) had a knack for painting eye-catching (and eye-bulging) expressions on his ARGOSY cover portraits.

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My Dad's short story, The Motorsickle and the Lady, was illustrated by Charles Zingaro. He chose a key moment when the character's fates were "up in the air". Notice the detailed facial expressions adding emotion before even reading the story.

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Another Argosy story (above) illustrated by Charles Zingaro (b.1907). He also painted religious illustrations for The Christian Science Monitor.

His wife, Edrien King, was a successful paperback book cover illustrator, known for her "nurse" covers.

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This story is in the same issue as my Dad's. It's illustrated by Reynold Brown.

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Artist (Wm.) Reynold Brown (1917-1991), above, painted dozens of movie posters in the 1950's, including some of the biggest science fiction films. 

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This "Argosy Book-length Novel" (Secret of the Sandovals) was illustrated by Peter Stevens in the Feb. '48 issue. 

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Peter Stevens (1920-2001) above, painted illustrations for Cosmopolitan, Family Circle, Liberty, McCall's, Redbook, and The Saturday Evening Post. Argosy was sometimes a spring-board for illustrators who started with men's pulps and graduated to

the "slicks".

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A staple of vintage Men's magazines was the pin-up photo. Here's "Bandana Girl", the Calendar Girl for Feb.,1948; a leap year!