Two 1950’s type-written compositions featuring humorous anecdotes and risqué art. The manuscript measures 8.5” x 13” with each having about 50 pages. There are also several other typewritten sheets, clippings etc., all kept in an Eaton’s Berkshire Typewriter paper Box, where the author/artist’s name is written, D.C. Eckhardt, 45 Fox Street, Phillipsburg, NJ.
One of the manuscripts has the title “Rare, Medium and Well Done.” In the Forward of this typescript, he writes in part: “You will find tucked away in the pages of this book, choice tidbits of wit and humor that will keep you smiling and add a little sunshine to your rainy days for a long time to come. For the most part, this collection of anecdotes and stories are not original. I confess in all sincerity there are but a few I can actually claim as my very own brain child…..I have changed the cast of characters and locations to suit my personal whims, you my friends will without doubt follow the same course of procedure in passing them along to your acquaintance for retelling……
Some of these cringe-worthy narratives include:
Figures may not lie, but girdles sure as hell keep a lot of them from telling the truth.
“Why is a girl like a typewriter?” “Go ahead, I’ll bite.” “Because if you press in the wrong places you get terrible words.”
Why the hell do they keep spelling “Baloney” ”Balogna??”
“Talk about luck baby: Your husband just hired me to find out who you’re running around with.”
Wife: “I can’t make up my mind. Should I go to a palmist or a mind reader?” Hubby: “Better go to a palmist, it’s a safe bet you have a palm.”
A collection that makes me think of Comedian Milton Berle, and brings you to a different time, illustrated with some raunchy drawings to amuse you.