“TV Commercials” (Among Us Mortals, 1/27/1952)


“TV Commercials” (Among Us Mortals, 1/27/1952)
by W.E. (William Ely) Hill (1887-1962)
18.5 x 15 in., ink on board
Coppola Collection

W.E. (William Ely) Hill (1887-1962) was known for his masterful black and white Sunday page, “Among Us Mortals,” sometimes referred to as the Hill Page. Please see the Gallery description for more about Hill.

From this January 27, 1952 edition, titled “TV Commercials” some quotes:

“Singing Commercial. The personality boys are going into their act with such bounce and bang that you will want to rush right out and buy four new Golightly tires, which is the sponsor’s product.”

“End of commercial. Before saying, “And now back to the news,” he will look deep into your eyes, with a wistful smile, and add, “Stop by at your neighborhood drug store tonight and buy a package, won’t you?”

“The Tearoom Diners”


“The Tearoom Diners” (Among Us Mortals, 10/8/1950)
by W.E. (William Ely) Hill (1887-1962)
18.5 x 15 in., ink on board
Coppola Collection

W.E. (William Ely) Hill (1887-1962) was known for his masterful black and white Sunday page, “Among Us Mortals,” sometimes referred to as the Hill Page. Please see the Gallery description for more about Hill.

From this October 8, 1950 edition, titled “The Tearoom Diner” some quotes:

“ “Is ten cents enough to tip? You know she never did bring us the extra butter we asked for.” “

“This is one of those intimate tearooms where the tables are so close that every nearby conversation can be overheard distinctly, and enjoyed by all. The stylish stout in the center is telling about poor Uncle Pete, who went to the refrigerator for some beer, and drank a bottle of benzine that happened to be there my mistake. The boys at the left are entranced.”

 

“Dog Owner Blues”


“Dog Owner Blues” (Among Us Mortals, 05/18/1950)
by W.E. (William Ely) Hill (1887-1962)
18.5 x 15 in., ink on board
Coppola Collection

W.E. (William Ely) Hill (1887-1962) was known for his masterful black and white Sunday page, “Among Us Mortals,” sometimes referred to as the Hill Page. Please see the Gallery description for more about Hill.

From this May 18, 1950 edition, titled “Dog Owner Blues” some quotes:

“ ”Your dog Tags has such beautiful eyes.” This is always a safe remark when something pleasant has to be said about a pet dog. (The owners are flattered, but not Tags. He knows these people don’t mean it.”

“ ‘The only person Margot seems to dislike is our laundryman, and she’s nipped him twice. I tell him it’s his own fault. If he wouldn’t let her see that he’s afraid of her, she wouldn’t bite him.” Dog-walkers have lots to talk over.’

“They’re Engaged!”


“They’re Engaged!” (Among Us Mortals, 01/29/1950)
by W.E. (William Ely) Hill (1887-1962)
18.5 x 15 in., ink on board
Coppola Collection

W.E. (William Ely) Hill (1887-1962) was known for his masterful black and white Sunday page, “Among Us Mortals,” sometimes referred to as the Hill Page. Please see the Gallery description for more about Hill.

From this January 29, 1950 edition, titled “They’re Engaged!” some quotes:

“Bachelor friends of the bridegroom-to-be, acting too funny for words. The fat tease is telling the bride-to-be about “a girl Arthur used to be crazy about, a red-head named Ruby who wore a thumb ring.”

“Honey has brought Sweetie to call on his parents. He’s hoping there will be a good impression made on all parties and his watching first one and then another. Sweetie is working feverishly to seem sweet and naïve without appearing simple.’

“Monday Breakfast”

“Monday Breakfast” (Among Us Mortals, 03/02/1949)
by W.E. (William Ely) Hill (1887-1962)
18.5 x 15 in., ink on board
Coppola Collection

W.E. (William Ely) Hill (1887-1962) was known for his masterful black and white Sunday page, “Among Us Mortals,” sometimes referred to as the Hill Page. Please see the Gallery description for more about Hill.

From this March 2, 1949 edition, titled “Monday Breakfast,” some quotes:

“These two lovelies room together and are breakfasting in the bathroom. They both have office jobs and are very introspective on Monday mornings. Each is thinking, “Oh, dear! Another week ahead at that office.” ”

“After breakfast. With husband out of the way and the children off to school the little wife takes time out to tune in her favorite soap opera. The Saturday episode was thrilling and she doesn’t want to miss anything.“

“Know them By Their Hats”

“Know them By Their Hats” (Among Us Mortals, 09/17/1944)
by W.E. (William Ely) Hill (1887-1962)
18.5 x 15 in., ink on board

W.E. (William Ely) Hill (1887-1962) was known for his masterful black and white Sunday page, “Among Us Mortals,” sometimes referred to as the Hill Page. Please see the Gallery description for more about Hill.

From this September 17, 1944 edition, titled “The Liquor Drought,” some quotes:

“The Cutie. This headgear is a favorite with the girl who is almost too cute to let live. The kind who says, “Don’t I say the CRAZIEST things!”

“The rakish angle. Watch out girls, this means “Wolf!” “

“The Liquor Drought.”


“The Liquor Drought.” (Among Us Mortals, 06/16/1944)
by W.E. (William Ely) Hill (1887-1962)
18.5 x 15 in., ink on board
Coppola Collection

W.E. (William Ely) Hill (1887-1962) was known for his masterful black and white Sunday page, “Among Us Mortals,” sometimes referred to as the Hill Page. Please see the Gallery description for more about Hill.

In this June 16, 1944 edition, titled “The Liquor Drought.”

“Homer is making the biggest kind of a hit with Lois by ordering champagne cocktails. She doesn’t know they’re the cheapest drinks in the Happy-Day bar and Grill.”

 

“In Bed with a Cold.”


“In Bed with a Cold.” (Among Us Mortals, 01/09/1944)
by W.E. (William Ely) Hill (1887-1962)
19 x 13 in., ink on board
Coppola Collection

W.E. (William Ely) Hill (1887-1962) was known for his masterful black and white Sunday page, “Among Us Mortals,” sometimes referred to as the Hill Page.

In this January 9, 1944 edition, titled “In Bed with a Cold.”

“The wife won’t allow him ”to get up, even to shut the radio off. He wanted the 12 o’clock news, but that’s done with, and he’s having to listen to Elspeth May Doolittle’s daily chit-chat for the busy housewife, rife with choice recipes and friendly gossip.

“Don’t You Know There’s A War On?”


“Don’t You Know There’s A War On?” (Among Us Mortals, 11/14/1943)
by W.E. (William Ely) Hill (1887-1962)
26 x 19 in., ink on board
Coppola Collection

W.E. (William Ely) Hill (1887-1962) was known for his masterful black and white Sunday page, “Among Us Mortals,” sometimes referred to as the Hill Page.

In this November 14, 1943 edition, titled “Don’t You Know There’s a War On?”

“The little wife has brought husband’s size 16 shirt for the laundry man to see the terrible shrinkage. And what’s he going to do about it? The laundry man knows his business and just says “Lady, don’t you know there’s a war on?”

“Wartime Vacationists”


“Wartime Vacationists” (Among Us Mortals, 08/16/1942)
by W.E. (William Ely) Hill (1887-1962)
22 x 17 in., ink on board
Coppola Collection

W.E. (William Ely) Hill (1887-1962) was known for his masterful black and white Sunday page, “Among Us Mortals,” sometimes referred to as the Hill Page.

In this August 16, 1942 edition, titled “Wartime Vacationists.”

“War is hell for a girl who used to ask bevies of picked males for week-end vacations at daddy’s country place. This year – what with the draft, defense jobs and gas shortages – there just aren’t any male visitors. Has to do the best she can with 14 and 15-year-old local talent. And that ain’t hay.”