Economical Entertainment

A "play bookmark" from the Biltmore Theatre in New York City, advertising "Clutterbuck" featuring Arthur Margetson. There's no date on the bookmark, but a little research shows that the play ran in 1949-1950 or so, and it was "daffy taffy featuring Freudian fripperies."

Found in "Blizzard" by Phil Stong. Published by Doubleday, 1955.

Here's a bonus image for you, Mr. Stong's unusual author photo from the back jacket flap -

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  1. Surely Stong, not Strong? Unless that back cover's lying... Great blog, by the way. I post the occasional piece of bookmark ephemera myself...

  2. That's truly a strange picture for an author!

  3. A daffy taffy featuring Freudian fripparies... wow, these are the writers who created some of the most memory song lyrics ever! That's just amazing, Kathy

  4. Hello! I just found your blog. Pretty cool bookmark in this post!

    I'll have to start reading your blog all the time, because it looks like you have a big book giveaway every Friday. This is almost too much for me to imagine! It's too bad that I arrived a day late, because I would especially have liked to have been in the drawing yesterday with such a wonderful assortment of books.

    I'll be back! Have yourself a great weekend.
    ~ Tarissa
    { In the Bookcase }