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S. J. Perelman interview
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1944
 I've been reading and re-reading S. J. Perelman since I was a teenager. Like many my age, I first discovered his work through Monkey Business and Horse Feathers, the films he co-wrote for the Marx Brothers.



 This is an interview I caught on CUNY television this weekend. I don't know how long they keep these links up so you may want to catch it fast if you're at all interested. Perelman talks about his beginnings as a cartoonist, the writers he imitated while developing his art, his writing for the Marx Brothers as well as his many years at the New Yorker.

 Since this is primaritly an illustration blog I added some dustjackets from Perelman's books.

1937


1940


1943


1946


1947, jacket art by Robert Osborn


1947, jacket art by Robert Osborn (back cover)


1948 jacket art by Al Hirschfeld


1949, jacket art by Al Hirschfeld


1950, jacket art by Al Hirschfeld


1952, jacket art by E. McKnight Kauffer


1957, cover art by Ben Shahn


1961, jacket art by Ben Shahn


1966, jacket art by Lawrence Ratzkin


1970, jacket art by Paul Bacon


1977, jacket art by Lawrence Ratzkin


1944, jacket art by George F. Kelley


1962, album cover


1974, album cover, reissue, designed by Howard Russo


thanks to all who contributed scans and jpegs for this post.


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