This might actually have been a comic book that my sister had. I wouldn't put it past her.
Girls back then were much different from girls now. They had a subservient role. Keep the house clean, cook the yummy meals for hubby, keep up the good looks, pop out a buncha babies, have no independent thoughts. In other words, girls were expected to grow up and be Stepford wives. It was a very unenlightened time.
That was the perception of the Fifties. All too often, perception and reality merge.
Anyway, we have this romance comic with a photographed cover featuring May Wynn and Robert Francis in The Caine Mutiny. What that has to do with what's inside the book I'll never know. Robert Francis has a slack-jawed idiot gaze that makes me wonder who wiped the drool from his mouth before the photo was taken. May Wynn is staring desperately off to the side as if to say, "What am I doing with this jamook?" The did little to inspire me to go further.
But further go I did. There were four stories:
- "I Was a Pick-Up Girl"
- "He Was Going to Marry My Best Friend!"
- Mister Cupid, and
- Was I Too Good?
So let's travel back to the good ol' days of the mid-Fifties when men were men and women were stereotyped.