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Sun Fun: 1953

Sun Fun: 1953

June 1953. "Activities at the Sun Fun Festival, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Mickey Spillane, one of the beauty pageant judges, on the beach with a woman." From photos by Jim Hansen for the Look magazine assignment "Behind the Scenes -- Beauty and the Beach." View full size.

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There were many stories I heard during my association with Marvel Comics regarding Mr. Spillane, who wrote comic book stories before making it as a mystery novelist.

To paraphrase a mysterious cowboy in a bowling alley: The dude imbibed.

Mickey Spillane Lookalike?

On the left, folks, on the left :-)

[He is a lookalike because it is Mickey Spillane! Thank you for solving this mystery. - Dave]

SHORPY OLD PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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