No, it does not involve a lesbian relationship and a "beard"!
This was the 1950s, you silly gooses!
It involves photobombing with the 1950s version of PhotoShop!
Photo-manipulation software is now so prevalent in our lives that it seems we couldn't live without it.
But, as recently as the 1990s, doing what Carol did required expensive equipment and materials as well as some technical expertise.
Talk about a tale reflecting its' era...
This story from Ziff-Davis' Cinderella Love #6 (1952) was illustrated by Bob Oksner, but the writer is unknown.