Nov. 23, 1947: ‘Lonesome’ Woman Sought Threesomes and Husband, Ex-Wife Says

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L.A. Times, 1947

Kitty Higgins in all its uproarious humor.


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L.A. Times, 1947Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project.

This was rather a racy edition of The Times, especially for a Sunday paper. Next to the Kertz’s saga, the news editor placed an advance on a martial relations course at UCLA (sample lectures: “Love and Conduct in a Changing World,” “Sex Problems of Youth”). And the front page featured the story of a ballet dancer with the Ballet Russe who lost part of her costume during “Scheherazade.” Pretty ribald for a family paper in the 1940s.

Unfortunately, The Times never followed up on this story, so the suit between the Kertzs remains lost to history.

Bonus factoid: Is there anything more annoying than the comic strip “Nancy”? Yes, it’s what seems to be low-rent knockoff of “Nancy” called “Kitty Higgins” with none of the Bushmilleresque touches. Interestingly enough, “Kitty Higgins” began in 1932 while “Nancy” debuted in 1933. Hm.

Here, by the way, is an index to the complete comics of the Los Angeles Times.

Quote of the day: “But after martinis—which are to martinis in Paris what the ideal circle is to circles drawn on a blackboard—the meal is delicious.”
Simone De Beauvoir, “America Day by Day,” on lunch at Lucey’s restaurant, 5444 Melrose Ave., Feb. 27, 1947.

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One Response to Nov. 23, 1947: ‘Lonesome’ Woman Sought Threesomes and Husband, Ex-Wife Says

  1. Mrs. Benito says:

    “Lonesome Elsie Kertz” would be an excellent name for a Borsch Belt cowgirl singer. … Kitty Higgins has rather interesting artwork, actually. Maybe more appealing than stocky, fuzz-haloed Nancy. It looks as though Nancy started as a Kitty Higgins copycat and then grew beyond it. Interesting! Still on my first coffee & I already learned something new, and that is WAY ring-a-ding-ding.

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