Max Shulman in the 1970s, courtesy of Martha Rose Shulman.

Max Shulman

Max Shulman in the 1970s, courtesy of Martha Rose Shulman.

Cover Max Shulman's of Potatoes Are Cheaper (Doubleday, 1971).

Potatoes Are Cheaper

Cover Max Shulman's of Potatoes Are Cheaper (Doubleday, 1971).

Max Shulman (seated) on the set of The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, with Dwayne Hickman (left) and Bob Denver (above), ca. 1960, courtesy of Martha Rose Shulman.

Max Shulman on the set of The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis

Max Shulman (seated) on the set of The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, with Dwayne Hickman (left) and Bob Denver (above), ca. 1960, courtesy of Martha Rose Shulman.

The poster for Confidentially Connie, the 1953 film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Max Shulman.

Poster for Confidentially Connie

The poster for Confidentially Connie, the 1953 film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Max Shulman.

Poster for The Affairs of Dobie Gillis, the 1953 film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Max Shulman.

Poster for The Affairs of Dobie Gillis

Poster for The Affairs of Dobie Gillis, the 1953 film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Max Shulman.

title page of the 1951 edition of The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, by Max Shulman. The book was first published in 1943.

The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis

title page of the 1951 edition of The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, by Max Shulman. The book was first published in 1943.

Max and Carol Shulman, ca. 1940s. From a 1940s issue of Ski-U-Mah, the University of Minnesota’s humor magazine, available on microfilm at the Minnesota Historical Society.

Max and Carol Shulman

Max and Carol Shulman, ca. 1940s. From a 1940s issue of Ski-U-Mah, the University of Minnesota’s humor magazine, available on microfilm at the Minnesota Historical Society.

Cover of Playbill for the musical adaptation of Max Shulman's novel Barefoot Boy with Cheek, which opened at the Martin Beck Theatre on Broadway in 1947.

Cover of Playbill for the musical adaptation of Barefoot Boy with Cheek

Cover of Playbill for the musical adaptation of Max Shulman's novel Barefoot Boy with Cheek, which opened at the Martin Beck Theatre on Broadway in 1947.

Cover of Max Shulman's Zebra Derby (Doubleday, 1946).

Zebra Derby

Cover of Max Shulman's Zebra Derby (Doubleday, 1946).

Cover of Max Shulman’s Barefoot Boy With Cheek (Doubleday, Doran, 1943).

Barefoot Boy With Cheek

Cover of Max Shulman’s Barefoot Boy With Cheek (Doubleday, Doran, 1943).

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