(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
Our Dad, Hal Kathman (1906-1962) in 1929. 19 years later he was a published Argosy author!
Cover by ARGOSY Artist Charles Dye
and the LADY"
by Harold Kathman
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The Table of Contents, Feb. 1948
Charles Dye (1906-1973, above) had a knack for painting eye-catching (and eye-bulging) expressions on his ARGOSY cover portraits.
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.
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.
This story is in the same issue as my Dad's. It's illustrated by Reynold Brown.
Artist (Wm.) Reynold Brown (1917-1991), above, painted dozens of movie posters in the 1950's, including some of the biggest science fiction films.
This "Argosy Book-length Novel" (Secret of the Sandovals) was illustrated by Peter Stevens in the Feb. '48 issue.
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
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!