The Press: The (Sob!) Ugliest

Cautious cables from the never-never land of Lower Slobbovia (TIME, Oct. 7) described the immigrant as "age 18, single, female of some species, maybe human." This week the displaced Slobbovian, billed as the ugliest woman alive, landed in the U.S. and in the funnies. Her name: Lena the Hyena.

Cartoonist Al Capp, who invented Lena to rib fellow Cartoonist Chester (Dick Tracy) Gould's horrifying collection of comic characters, insisted that his own Lena was too ugly for him to draw. He asked the 27,000,000 readers of Li'l Abner to show their notions of how she looked. It turned out to be the...

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