Max Bygraves pictured at a Variety Club of Great Britain luncheon with Tommy Cooper and Arthur Askey
Arthur Askey Arthur Askey (1900-1982) b. Liverpool, England. Arthur Askey The diminutive British comedian with a treasure-chest full of catch-phrases started his working life as a clerk with the Liverpool education Committee, and never quite lost the regional accent that penetrated his light speaking voice. His facility for making people laugh soon led him to the world of concert parties and piers and he had become a top seaside entertainer by 1926. He also enjoyed playing pantomime…
"Kiss Me Goodnight, Sergeant Major": Another humorous British entry, this 1939 soldier’s song was popularised by Arthur Askey. 10 Definitive Songs From World War Two | Made From History
The TV Fun Annual 1958 was also published by Amalgamated Press but had less pages than its companion title at only 128 pages. The reason being that some of the content featured full colour strips. With Arthur Askey (himself an old Radio Fun character) bursting through a circus hoop on the cover and a painting on the back cover of singer Petula Clark swinging on a jungle vine over a river full of cattle is it any surprise that this era of comics inspires parodies in Viz today?
1943 - Miss London Ltd. - ARTHUR ASKEY - Val Guest | FULL MOVIE #Movie #youtube #mustsee