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May 1972, Vol. 1, No. 26 / Men!

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“COVER: Readers searching for the answer to the question ‘Who draws more covers for the National Lampoon than any other New-York-based illustrator working out of a brownstone on East Forty-ninth Street with the initials D.H.?’ will find a clue on the half-shell, just above the D.H. signature. Painting by Dick Hess, decoration by Sandro Botticelli. As the cover proclaims, this month’s theme is ‘Men!,’ as in ‘Hooray for men!’ or ‘Oh, men!’ Take it as you like it.”

The cover is a parody of the well-known Botticelli Venus. The figure has a copy of Playboy in his hand.

Contents (listing only)

Editorial, By Anne Beatts; Illustration uncredited [clip art]

Letters, Uncredited; Illustration by Marvin Mattleson

Mrs. Agnew’s Diary, Uncredited [Doug Kenny]; Illustration by Marvin Mattleson

News on the March, Uncredited [Henry Beard]; Photographs uncredited

True Facts, Uncredited

Foto Funnies, Photography and text uncredited; Illustration by Marvin Mattleson

The Unforgiving Minute, By Paul Krassner; Illustration by Marvin Mattleson

Norman the Barbarian, By Sean Kelly; Illustrated by Barry Smith, lettering by Sam Rosen. Ad for “Rockwell Home Orifice Protection System”, By Ed Bluestone and Anne Beatts.

How to Score With Chicks, By Doug Kenney; Illustration uncredited [possibly Michael Gross—MS]

How to Make it With Men, By Amy Ephron

The Rape of the Doll, Photography by Lynn Goldsmith

Mr. May, By Anne Beatts; Photography by Frank Kolloegy

Foto Funnies, Photography and text uncredited; Illustration by Marvin Mattleson

The Zircon as Big as the Taft, By Michael O’Donoghue; Illustrated by David Palladini

This Must Stop, By Tony Hendra; Photograph by Michael Gross

Men’s Pages, Featuring: Mr., By George W. S. Trow, Photographs uncredited; Odd Man Out, By Michel Choquette, Illustrated by Ralph Reese; and A Clean Breast, By George W. S. Trow

Touching Moments, By George W. S. Trow; Photography by Ronald Harris

electric archy, By sean kelly; Illustrations by Randall Enos

The Wide World of Ballet, By Brian McConnachie; Photographs uncredited

V*rg*s Man, Illustration by Doug Johnson

Stacked Like Me, By Chris Miller; Illustration by Don Ivan Punchatz

The Knowledge of Fear, Written and illustrated by John Glashan

Manskin Is…As Manskin Does, By Tony Hendra; Collages by Randal Enos

My Gun Is Cute, By Henry Beard; Illustration by Gary Morrow

Funny Pages, Featuring “Nuts” by Gahan Wilson; “Doctor Colon’s Monster” by Rodrigues; “Famous Comic Artists School” by Bruce Cochran; “Idyl” by Jeff Jones; “Beastiality Comics!” by Ed Subitzky; “Cheech Wizard” by Vaugn Bode; “The Beer Drinker” by Bruce Cochran; and “Sid, the Amoeba” by B. Kliban

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