Sunday, August 01, 2010

"Light in the Piazza" Harvey Comics Appearance

I watched a movie at the Stanford Theater as I typically do, every so often. The two movies I watched were "Come September" (1961), a good Rock Hudson-Gina Lollobrigida romantic comedy. Also on the bill was "Light in the Piazza", another romantic comedy starring Yvette Mimieux and George Hamilton, along with Olivia de Havilland. Both were good movies. I preferred "September", but "Piazza" was good for another reason: Harvey Comics!

Mimieux's character was supposed to be emotionally disturbed and also she hadn't really grown up. To show this, they showed her reading comic books. Highly visible was an issue of "Little Max", that Mimieux actually read. I believe it was issue #51, but couldn't completely tell. It was a yellow cover. I also think a copy of "Little Dot" was visible, but I really couldn't see the cover at all.

"September" is on DVD, but unfortunately "Piazza" has never been released to home video in any form, else I would post a screen capture here.


Joe Torcivia said...

Comic books turn up in the darndest places, don’t they?

Some Gold Key Woody Woodpecker comics are on Walter Lantz’s desk in the “Spook-a-Nanny” Woody Woodpecker special… included on the first Universal Woody Woodpecker and Friends DVD set.

And a copy of Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories #177 (the copy likely on sale at the time of filming) appeared in an episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents – on the AHP Season One DVD set.

Mark Arnold said...


I just purchased season 2 of "Three's Company". Do you remember the punchline of the episode called "Home Movies" where Larry thinks he's purchased a porno film and it turns out to be a Woody Woodpecker cartoon? Priceless!