Film Fannie was one of the first "pin-up" strips to appear in the UK, drawn by Arthur Ferrier for Everybody's magazine in the 1930s and followed quickly by another Ferrier creation, "Our Dumb Blonde" for the Sunday Pictorial in 1939.
Ferrier was a Glaswegian, born in 1890, who began drawing cartoons for the Glasgow Daily Record whilst working as an analytical chemist; when the paper's editor, William McWhirter, moved to London, Ferrier followed, continuing to sell cartoons in his spare time.
Ferrier's later strips included "Spotlight on Sally" for the News of the World and "Eve" for the Daily Sketch. After many years of drawing pin-ups, advertising and a great many cartoons, Ferrier died in 1973.
The examples of Ferrier's "Film Fannie" shown here are all from 1939.
Ferrier also penned numerous short sketches for Everybody's which he illustrated; the feature later developed into the weekly "Ferrier's Searchlight".
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