Lenny Brenners Original Job Schedule Boards
Here we have some pretty unusual MAD Magazine collectibles directly from the New York MAD Magazine offices!
I bought them some years ago from the late Leslie Setrnbergh and this is what she told me about these items:
I have on hand an unusual collectible. I ‘ll now describe it to you — When MAD moved from its 485 MADison Avenue space to DC Comics ‘s offices, I was asked by Lenny Brenner if I would like to take this item, and I said OK… Otherwise they ‘d ‘ve thrown it out! Now, after about a decade and a half, and in the interest of Good Housekeeping, I would like to sell this item to someone who ‘d like to collect such a thing, if there is another such person. What the heck am I talking about?! (Like I should know?) OK, so here ‘s what it is: It ‘s the posterboard job schedules, mostly probably in Lenny ‘s writing, including job titles and artists/writers ‘ names, for issues — referred to on the boards as “Bill" — 276 through 325 of MAD magazine. I am interested in allowing this item to be redistributed to someone kooky enough to want it, and thought I would let you know that it exists, and isn ‘t moldering in a landfill somewhere. The total number of these boards is eight, though only seven are all filled with names, titles, and scheduling info; the last one is about half blank. They ‘re lined like notebook paper, and they ‘re on posterboard. That about sums it up descriptively, although photos and/or further description could be provided, if anyone ‘s nutty enough to be interested in this thing. We don ‘t want to throw it out if someone is.
Years ago I have paid 400$ for them and this is the amount I ‘m asking. However, I ‘m open for good offers. Trading is also very welcome!