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Al Feldstein: One of the Original ‘Mad’ Men
Posted By Patrick Kiger On May 1, 2014 @ 3:06 pm In Bulletin Today,Legacy | Comments Disabled
Mad magazine, edited in its 1960s and 1970s heyday by Al Feldstein , arguably was the most subversive publication on American newsstands — a comic book that, instead of superheroes’ exploits, featured deft parodies of hit movies and Madison Avenue  ad campaigns and biting satirical commentary on issues such as racial segregation and the Vietnam War.
Here are eight facts about Feldstein, who died on April 30 at age 88 in Livingston, Mont. , and how he fostered a style of humor that profoundly — and hilariously — shaped American popular culture.
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 died on April 30 at age 88 in Livingston, Mont.: http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/al-feldstein-headed-mad-magazine-dies-23536255
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 2007 interview: http://www.avclub.com/article/al-feldstein-14077
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