Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Jackie Gleason On Cosmo

I absolutely love this Cosmopolitan magazine cover featuring Jackie Gleason. I'm a big fan of the legendary entertainer. I remember that I watched reruns of The Jackie Gleason Show when I was a kid. That variety show was actually one of the things that helped get me interested in the things that I love to this day. I've watched Jackie in everything from The Hustler to the Smokey and the Bandit trilogy to The Toy. Jackie was a good pallie of the Rat Pack, especially with Frank Sinatra. I hope you like this cover too. The look on Jackie's face is priceless.

Cosmopolitan-November-1953-1

30 comments:

Nancy Sinatra Fan said...

I adore Jackie. I love that Cosmo cover.

Keith said...

Thanks Phoebe. Glad you liked it.

Jim @ CoolStuffForDads.com said...

Great magazine cover. He was classic in "Smokey and the Bandit".

Keith said...

Thanks Jim. I loved him in those movies.

Planet Mondo said...

Wow wonder if it's still available to buy

Keith said...

I'll have to check and see. That would be a cool issue to have.

Couture Carrie said...

Pow! Right in the kisser!

xoxox,
CC

Keith said...

Good one, Carrie. Thanks for that.

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie Keith, no disrespect meant, but you seem to be a "big fan" of tons of entertainers...as for me, gives me only DINO......Gleason is pretty funny on that cover....

Keith said...

Hey pallie DMP. Thanks for the comments. Oh yeah. I'm a fan of many entertainers. Jackie is one that I really like. Dino is my favorite of all time, but I like plenty of others as well.

Gabbi said...

His expressions were classic! Great post... xo

Keith said...

Thanks Gabbi. Glad you liked it.

Mrs. M. said...

i love the cover too! It has a timeless sexuality to it. You could easily see it on the newstands today.

this wheel's on fire said...

great cover!

Erika said...

I am a subscriber of Cosmopolitan, and a huge fan of magazine covers. Love this one! :)

joe said...

I'm not sure if anyone else noticed the similarities, but The Flintstones was almost a carbon copy of The Honeymooners. Fred/Ralph, Wilma/Alice, Barney/Ed, Betty/Trixie. Even their voices were almost identical. Good stuff.

joe said...

So Keith, did you enable comment moderation because you've gotten insulting comments in the past? Well, I find that hard to believe. This site is awesome. If anyone thinks otherwise, they're just plain stupid!

Scott (gotankgo) said...

fishnets a plenty - mighty good...

Terence Sambo said...

Interesting cover :o]

Keith said...

Hey Mrs M, I'm glad you liked it. I really think it's a cool cover. I could see this being done today. It is timeless.

Keith said...

Thanks Wheel.

Keith said...

Thanks Erika. I'm glad you liked it. Cheers!

Keith said...

Hey Joe. Thanks for the comments. I think always think that was cool about the Honeymooners/Flintstones. I enabled comment moderation because I was warned by other bloggers when I started off that it would be a good way to avoid spam, etc. I've had some spam, etc. sent my way.

Keith said...

Thanks Scott and Terence. Glad you both enjoyed the cover.

Tikimama said...

I'd love to see the outtake photos...where his eyeballs were a-lookin' UP!

Keith said...

Hey Tikimama. I know what you mean. I would to. I love this cover.

Tonygirl said...

I love Jackie Gleason. He was a terrific comedic actor and very few people know how incredible a musician he was. He made such beautiful music!

Keith said...

Hey Mel. Thanks. So true. I'm a big fan of Jackie. He was so funny. He was a great musician too. I've got a couple of his CDs. I love that music.

Steve Ballmer said...

I loved Gleason!

Keith said...

That's cool, Steve.