Lessons in History

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, February 8, 1962.

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, February 8, 1962.

In the 1959 pilot for “The Flintstones,” the name of the family was “The Flagstones.” When the animated primetime show debuted on American television in 1960, it was changed because a similar name was already being used in Hi and Lois.   Perhaps the Flagstons were descended from a family in Medeival times that was in the patio, paving or roofing business.
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Yuletide Tales

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The holiday greeting above appeared in the December 1958 issue of Boys’ Life magazine and features characters from their regular color comics, including (front row, left to right) Rocky Stoneaxe, The Tracy Twins and Pee Wee Harris; (back row, left to right) Space Conquerors, Tono and Scouts in Action.

As we have documented in previous posts, The Tracy Twins was illustrated by Dik Browne from its debut in the October 1953 issue of Boys’ Life until he handed it over to other artists in the early 1970s. It was written and designed by Al Stenzel, an art director at the Johnstone and Cushing agency.
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