MAD Magazine #16

Great Britain



Note: SPECIAL SUMMER TRAVEL ISSUE becomes SPECIAL SUPPORTERS [sic] ISSUE using garish yellow band: the pleasant blue ground of the US version is not sustained by UK printing.

Pages 3 – 6: A Realistic Children’s Book (from Mad #65) - “Hemingway and Faulkner” become “Lawrence, Faulkner and Sillitoe”. D. H. Lawrence’s risqué ‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’ was banned in the UK until 1960. Nobel winner, William Faulkner (1897 – 1962), one of America's most important fiction writers, was a long-time rival of Ernest Hemingway. Alan Sillitoe (1928-2010), one of Britain’s "Angry Young Men" of the 1950s, wrote Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1958) and The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (circa 1959), among others. Note how many of GB MAD’s (read 'David Climie's) preferences seem to reside in the late 1950s!

Pgs 23 – 26: EACH PLACE LIKE HOME DEPARTMENT (MAD’s Custom Career-Designed Tours from Mad #65) - Department text, a play on the much-used phrase, '(There's) No Place Like Home', changed from ON-THE-JOB CRANING DEPT.

Note: Marginal clumsily “tippexed” out on page 27.

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