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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Cartoonists' Club [video]

The following video is from the British Pathe website and includes, amongst the luminaries on display, Frederick Joss (of the Star), Norman Williams (who drew various biographical strips for Eagle), Harold Hodges (Daily Express), Arthur Ferrier ('Spotlight on Sally', News of the World), Roland Davies ('Come on Steve', Dispatch), Norman Pett (creator of 'Jane', Daily Mirror), Trog (Wally Fawkes, Daily Mail), 'Uncle' Leslie Illingworth, Spot (Arthur Potts, 'Teddy Tail', Daily Mail), Leo Dowd, Gall (News of the World).

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This film-reel, like other British Pathe news reels, is available in far higher resolution at their website -- but hopefully this will give everyone a nice, nostalgic trip back to the days when you could go down a pub called the 'Mucky Duck' and sketch half naked women without having the finger of scorn or suspicion pointed at you. Well done, British Pathe!

(* The above film is © British Pathe Limited.)

5 comments:

Norman Boyd said...

Well spotted Steve!
It's amazing what's becoming available on the Web!

Anonymous said...

Thank you saw my uncle Harold

Steve said...

Presumably Harold Hodges...

Can you tell us more about him?

Anonymous said...

cgjmc
Yes it was Harold Hodges, Hhe was a carto
onist from llanelli in south wales, starting his carooning career with the llanelli Star Newpaper. Will contact you with further details.

Anonymous said...

cgjmc
Yes it was Harold Hodges, Hhe was a cartoonist from llanelli in south wales, starting his catooning career with the llanelli Star Newpaper. Will contact you with further details.