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Going on Hiatus for a While

It’s been fun, but I’ve pretty much lost interest in maintaining this site. I started it in order to learn how to make a website. But I’m long retired from doing any of that kind of work. I’m not going to take the site down. I’ll leave it up indefinitely for those who can get

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“Where To Find Stuff” Page Updated

The last update was in 2002, so some of the information was very out of date. If you’re trying to find old NatLamp stuff, this is where to begin your search. Please let me know if I’ve left out any good resources.

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More Lampoon Trivia

Another item was brought to me, also by Mr. Figler (see previous item). You may recall a poster that the Lampoon used to sell, “War is not unprofitable for poster-makers and other living things.” It was a parody of the once well-known poster “War is not healthy for children and other living things.” John found

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A bit of Yearbook Parody trivia

was sent in by long-time reader John Figler. He found a small item in the May 1974 issue of Seventeen magazine about one of the teens who got a part as a student at the fictional C. Estes Kefauver H.S. for the National Lampoon 1964 High School Yearbook Parody (1974). Click on the photo to

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Gahan Wilson’s “Nuts”

comic from the National Lampoon‘s Funny Pages is coming out soon in a hard cover “graphic novel” edition from Fantagraphics Books. If you don’t remember it, it was all about being a kid, not Wilson’s usual ghoulish and sci-fi themes. It includes a substantial amount of never-published material as well. A “must” for fans of

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NatLamp Selected for The American Project

Not sure what to make of this, but National Lampoon has been selected for The American Project with a one-page write up. Judging by the photos, it’s all about the movies, but the magazine, radio show and stage shows are mentioned as well.

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Alice Playten, R.I.P.

Best known to NatLamp fans from her performances in the off-Broadway show Lemmings (“mega-groupie” and “Pizza Man”), Alice Playten has died at age 63. I saw her at the Rick Meyerowitz book event in NYC last December, but didn’t get a chance to talk to her. I never would have guessed that something like this

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Jeff Jones, R.I.P.

Jeff Jones, the artist who drew the comic strip Idyl and numerous illustrations in National Lampoon during the early years, passed away today at the age of 67. Info about Jones here.

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Peter Kleinman Interview

Mark Leffler interviews Peter Kleinman, art director of National Lampoon from 1974-79 and from 1984-87, on RadioExiles.com. The interview is excellent, and covers a lot of Lampoon history that doesn’t get the attention it deserves on this site.

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New Ayn Rand Parody by Ellis Weiner

Ellis Weiner has written a parody of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged—a supposedly suppressed sequel. You can get more info and/or purchase it at Smashwords.com. (Thanks to Mark Leffler for the tip.)