Film Fun

Comic Book Series

Film Fun was the "All star comic" which was first issued in January 1920, with comic strips such as "Sid Field - the Famous Comedian" and "The GreatGeorge Formby - the famous laughter maker of the screen". We also had those old favourite double acts Laurel & Hardy and Abbott & Costello. Film Fun ran for over 2,000 issues but finally finished in 1962 when it joined with the Buster comic. SID FIELD Sid suddenly became a star in 1943 with the west end revue, Strike A New Note. Initially the production, performed at the Prince of Wales theatre, wasn't designed as a starring vehicle for anybody but after just three weeks word of mouth had got round and Sid's name was up in lights. The show ran for an amazing eighteen months and was quickly followed by two more Sid Field revues, Strike It Again and Piccadilly Hayride.

Film Fun was the "All star comic" which was first issued in January 1920, with comic strips such as "Sid Field - the Famous Comedian" and "The GreatGeorge Formby - the famous laughter maker of the screen". We also had those old favourite double acts Laurel & Hardy and Abbott & Costello. Film Fun ran for over 2,000 issues but finally finished in 1962 when it joined with the Buster comic. SID FIELD Sid suddenly became a star in 1943 with the west end revue, Strike A New Note. Initially the production, performed at the Prince of Wales theatre, wasn't designed as a starring vehicle for anybody but after just three weeks word of mouth had got round and Sid's name was up in lights. The show ran for an amazing eighteen months and was quickly followed by two more Sid Field revues, Strike It Again and Piccadilly Hayride.

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