LeZ

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From Fancyclopedia 2 ca 1959
Pet name for Bob Tucker's legendary fanzine, Le Zombie. (It began as a satire on Doc Lowndes' Le Vombeiteur, but the tail began to wag the dog.) Lez-ettes, invented by Tucker for this 'zine, were the ultimate in literary condensation; one is displayed below.
Chapter 1: 
Vampire 
Chapter 2: 
Mirror 
Chapter 3: 
Long time no see

The Lez-ettes actually originated with Al Ashley and E. E. Evans, according to Tucker, who wrote about them in Yandro 132, p. 27, online here:

They began appearing in the Jun 1941 issue of Le Zombie and continued erratically for two years, ending with a set contributed by Art Widner. Perhaps he wanted to end them. Ashley and Evans originated the idea and contributed the vast bulk of them; a few others were the work of Jack Wiedenbeck, Walt Liebscher, and myself. Mine can be identified by the poor quality. 
From Fancyclopedia 1 ca 1944
Pet name for fanzine Le Zombie. Efforts have been made to call it Lizzie, with little success.



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