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Freckles and his Friends #8, Pines

Pool Party

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As per the usual Hollywood teen story arc, after the plain girl gets a makeover, next comes the sudden influx of new smitten admirers whose friendship may not actually be genuine. (Note that according to the cover, the friends only belong to “Freckles”, not to the Blonde in a Red Dress herself.)


Freckles and his Friends #8, Pines

Dotty #35, Ace Magazines

Trend-setting Makeover

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The Blonde in a Red Dress was ahead of her time! Here she demonstrates a dramatic transformation from her “awkward teen” appearance at home to the “tops in beauty” center of attention at the ballroom dance, decades before Hollywood teen movie fashion makeover montage scenes were a thing!


Dotty #35, Ace Magazines

Famous Funnies #164, Eastern

Don’t be an “Ick”

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As an awkward gangly teenager, the Blonde in a Red Dress worked hard to cultivate her artistic talents.
(And she possibly wrote Burma Shave roadside ads as a summer job.)


Famous Funnies #164, Eastern

Pep Comics #71, MLJ

The Blonde in a Red (Polka-Dotted) Dress, Day 1

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The Blonde in Red has changed up her wardrobe for the week, as part of a complex psychological warfare operation against her chosen target whom she hopes will thus be bent to her will.


Pep Comics #71, MLJ

Sweet Sixteen #6, Parents Magazine Press

Comics and Stories for Girls!

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Huh. Not really surprised that the larger-than-life Blonde in a Red Dress was a teenage “ace reporter” back in her younger days, but I wasn’t expecting to learn that our future glamour star heroine once wore adorkable glasses and went by the name of “Dirinda”.


Sweet Sixteen #6, Parents Magazine Press