Thursday, March 17, 2011

Mad Celebs

When one thinks of celebrities in MAD, one tends to think of Mort Drucker's dead on caricatures or even those of Angelo Torres, Jack Davis or Tom Richmond. Beginning in the early sixties, however, as MAD became trendy to the point where it no doubt surprised the heck out of Gaines, Feldstein and the Usual Gang of Idiots, the celebs themselves were often photographed reading issues. Here is a selection of some of the now iconic 1960's celebs who saw at least one issue of MAD while busy making music or TV history.
The Kinks' Ray and Dave Davies

Frankie Valli and the 4 Seasons

Elly Mae Clampett herself, Donna Douglas

Mick Jagger, surly as usual

Chad Stuart and Jeremy Clyde, aka Chad & Jeremy

Rifleman Chuck Conners

David Hedison as Captain Crane

The beautiful Phyllis Diller

An anachronistic Sgt. Schultz and Col. Hogan

Martin Landau and Barbara Bain

Malachi Throne (Falseface!) and Robert Wagner

Julia, Diahann Carroll

Ratpacker and TV talk show host Joey Bishop


  1. These are great! My favorite is Joey Bishop, who actually looks like he's trying to make sense of what he's reading...and failing.

    Rip Off

  2. Might I assume that most of these individuals are being photographed with an issue of Mad in which they are being parodied?