Mindy loves Dave, but to marry him would mean “hideous boredom” and “the drab life of a middle-class housewife.” And what would be wrong with having ambition, not wanting to be one of the masses? When “Back Door to Fame” was produced in the mid-fifties the popular belief was that all women wanted to be middle-class housewives and moms. Who would blame Mindy for sacrificing her love for Dave to the slimy touch of the oily producer for her chance to dance her way out of such a lifestyle?
Ah, but would it be a fifties love story if Mindy had danced off into the sunset and forsaken her one true love?
Drawn by John Forte and Bill Ward, and published in Love Letters #38 (1955).