That's an odd posture, but I'm sure not one of the teenaged boys who kept this one in their secret box cared a whit.

Thorne Smith, says Wikipedia, was the byline for the American writer James Thorne Smith. He wrote "humorous supernatural fantasy fiction," including the two Topper books. It also notes: "Smith drank as steadily as his characters; his appearance in James Thurber's The Years with Ross involves an unexplained week-long disappearance."

The plot:

Two unrepentant old reprobates are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the seduction which made the stylish old man named Rex Pebble into an adulterer and his companion, Spray Summers into his hard boiled mistress. While their exasperating and highly alcoholic Japanese houseboy, Nokashima, plays ju jitsu with the English language, the two slip into a swimming pool whose waters have been changed into a fountain of youth. Abandoning their clothes and modesty with their advanced years, the newfound youthfulness of their bodies puts into motion an evening of hijinks that only a seasoned and well practiced old couple of sinners could manage to imagine.

Died at 42; ticker quit.