Kim Casali Vintage 1972/1973 Figural RARE Coin Bank “Love Is...realizing there will be differences of opinions.” Los Angeles Times Attribution ***USPS PRIORITY MAIL SHIPPING INCLUDED – DOMESTIC ORDERS ONLY!***

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Item/Description: Vintage 1972/1973 Kim Casali Los Angeles Times figural coin bank “Love Is...realizing there will be differences of opinions.”

Special Attributes:

*Early joint Kim Casali/New York Times attribution piece

*Rare item type - coin bank

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Title of Piece: “Love Is...realizing there will be differences of opinions.”

Artist/Cartoonist: Kim Casali a/k/a Marilyn Judith Grove, Kim Grove (1941-1997)

Age/Period: Vintage - 1972/1973 (1970s)

Manufacturer/Identification/Markings/Country of Origin:

*Front side of base is signed “Kim” adjacent to the caption of the piece, “Love Is...realizing there will be differences of opinions.”

*Back side of base is marked “Copyright 1972 Los Angeles Times 1973"

Material(s)/Format: Composition material or chalkware

Size/Measurements: 6 1/2" H x 4" W x 3 1/4" Deep

Quantity: One (1)

Condition Summary: Very good vintage collectible condition, exhibiting no nicks, chips, cracks, breaks or repairs. Noted condition factors are a wee bit of black paint loss on the little boy’s hair, as well as a white-ish mark on the back side of his head, along with a modicum of surface soiling. There is also NO STOPPER.

Excerpted Online Research Information About the Artist and her Artwork(attributed to “Kim Casali was a New Zealand cartoonist, world famous for 'Love Is...' (1970), one of the most iconic romance-themed newspaper cartoons of all time. A merchandising success since its debut, it's still in worldwide syndication today. Casali created its original one-panel cartoon format, which was soon taken over by Bill Asprey, who also enriched it with a Sunday comic strip. Despite mainly being popular with general audiences 'Love Is...' has proven to be a mainstay. The recognizable love situations have endeared readers for half a century by now...

'Love Is...' debuted in The Los Angeles Times on 5 January 1970, published under her pseudonym Kim. The cartoons' title was named after the tagline ‘Love is never having to say you're sorry’ from Erich Segal's popular novel 'Love Story' (1970) and Arthur Hiller's eponymous film adaptation the same year. Published in an one-panel format it stars a young couple. They have big round heads and are completely nude, yet lack any secondary sex characteristics. Apart from their occasional children and a pet dog, Samson, there are no other recurring characters...

The partners are always depicted in various romantic situations: In some episodes they are married, expecting a baby or in the presence of their children. All these situations are always accompanied by the banner 'Love Is...' and a description of the situation in question. There are no punchlines, only endless summarizations of moments the author considers to be an example of ‘true love’. In some case the descriptions are quite direct: holding hands, kissing and cuddling one another, enjoying the same drink through a straw, having a candlelit dinner... Other sentences have more metaphorical meaning, such as ‘love is...having something to hold on’ or ‘love is... stronger than anything’...”

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