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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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I actually like to try and recreate old ads like this and repurpose the artwork by illustrating them for band flyers. 

If you would like to see more of the books that I've collected from resale shops over the years I also sell them in my eBay store.
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