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Artist Harvey Kurtzman's book of photo satire about celebrities from the 1960s.

picture of a vintage photo book on white background

I love to collect old illustrated books at resale shops and thrift stores. I love to look at them for drawing inspiration. 

I love the artwork of cartoonist Harvey Kurtzman but here is a book I picked up specifically because it actually doesn't feature any drawings, which I found odd. It's from the early 1960s and it's called "Who Said That?"

By the way, I also have to resell them to help support my habit so you can see a bunch of the vintage illustrated books I have in my eBay store!

picture of a vintage photo book on white background

picture of a vintage photo book on white background

I love that an artist who's artwork was so popular in comic books and MAD Magazine was asked to do a satire book about celebrities of the time chose just to use photos.

picture of a vintage photo book on white background

picture of a vintage photo book on white background

The funny thing is the speech bubbles he used are still pretty stylish.

picture of a vintage photo book on white background

picture of a vintage photo book on white background

Then the artwork on the pages goes sideways for some reason?

picture of a vintage photo book on white background

picture of a vintage photo book on white background

And even at the end of the book, he had a section of pages that were basically "Hey why don't you write your own jokes for me?" as you can see in the photo above.

picture of a vintage photo book on white background

You can see a bunch of the vintage illustrated books I have in my eBay store!

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