People have been asking if I am the model for the Mad Ave. advertising man who writes for Galaxy under pen names. I don’t think so.
True, I did once work for a Madison Avenue ad agency, but Thwing & Altman was too tiny a shop to support all that adultery. And, yes, I did write quite a bit for the real Galaxy and some of the stories did appear under pen names, particularly when I had more than one story in an issue. But no. I don’t even know anybody on the program.
What a pity that the magazine hasn’t survived to get the benefit of all this Class A+ product placement.