Saturday, July 30, 2016

Jack Davis draws Jose Jimenez (Bill Dana)

One of the rarest pieces I own, (in my comedy Jewseum),
featuring the work of the late, great
Jack Davis is this oversized matchbook, issued in
1968 to promote an NBC TV color special featuring comedian Bill Dana,
"Discover America with Jose Jimenez". It was manufactured by Lion Match Corp.
of America. The size is 4 1/4" x 3 3/8".

The wonderful Jack Davis artwork,
(as far as I know), has never been reprinted.
front of matchbook

watch part one of the TV special:

larger view of the Davis art

back of matchbook

matchbook interior, featuring matches and Jose's
travel tips