Mad #52 (Albert Feldstein) - Ed Reimers Issue - January 1960

The letter from Ed Reimers was the first "celebrity" letter printed in Mad since issue number 26 (Jackie Gleason).  Unlike other humor magazines, Mad has always published real letters from readers.  Many of the letters are directly followed by irreverant editorial comments.  In addition to Mr. Reimers' letters, the Letters Dept. featured portraits of Ed by Drucker and Woodbridge.

"AEN for President" appeared six times in issue number 52.  Thus the staff began the third-party campaign in election year 1960. [MADlog #13]

The Buchanans have a toaster. (page 38)


In One Year and out the Other - The Mad 1960 Calendar
Inside Pitch - New Ad Spaces
Hair 'Em, Scare 'Em - 777 Sunset Strip
Don Martin - The Brain Operation; In Surgery; The Early Riser
Cranks A-Million - Protest Letters
Berg's-Eye View - Mad's Helpful Household Repair Hints
Turkeys in the Craw - Mad's Modern Folk Music
Room with a Phew - Living Space
Cash and Carol - Sure-Fire 1959 Christmas Songs
Double-Cross Exposure - The Truth About "Before" and "After" Ads
35 mm Histrionics - Mad Goes to a Historical Movie Preview
Editorial Wheeze - Newspaper Editions
A Cool Yule - The Night Before Christmas