Saturday, 5 April 2014

SIBLEYTOONS TWO

After such nice comments on my recent posting of adolescent Sibley caricatures, here are a few more – though for some of them you need to be quite old to be able to recognise the subjects!

Sci-Fi/Fantasy author (The Martian Chronicles, Fahrenheit 451 etc) Ray Bradbury...


Writer and poet, Edith Sitwell...


Character actor, Robert Morley...


Character actor, writer and teddy bear aficionado, Peter Bull...


And two more teddy-fanciers: comic Richard Hearne ('Mr Pastry')...


And Elvis Presley...


6 comments:

Val , Kate, The Cute Kitten ,Razzy, Kepsey,Darwin ,Charon and Echo. said...

Very neat ..I recognized all the subjects with out the labels (except Mr Bull who I don't know of)

There is a nice page on Mr Pastry here
http://whirligig-tv.co.uk/tv/children/other/mrpastry.htm

I have vague memories of him performing at Butlin's Pwllheli in the early 60's ..we only made one visit to a Butlins I think my parents preferred a boarding house on the North Wales coast but My brother had fond memories of Mr Pastry's show his slapstick just hit the mark for a small boy.

Brian Sibley said...

Thanks for the link... I also remember seeing Hearne perform on stage in a summer season somewhere on the South Coast...

I bet you DO know Peter Bull: he was famously the Russian ambassador in Dr Stangelove and appeared in many others movies including The African Queen; The Old Dark House (with Robert Morley and Joyce Grenfell; Tom Jones; Joseph Andrews, Dr Dolittle and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (as the Duchess). On stage he played a number significant roles including first productions of The Lady's Not for Burning, Luther and, most significantly, Waiting for Godot.

Val , Kate, The Cute Kitten ,Razzy, Kepsey,Darwin ,Charon and Echo. said...

Oh Gosh was he in The African Queen?
I shall have to go look at the cast and see who he was playing ...Ok just looked and you are right I did know him but didn't know I did ...if that makes sense? He played some fun parts didn't he ...I enjoyed Captain's paradise with Alec Guiness and Scrooge ..I just didn't know his name .Now I know better.

Brian Sibley said...

What's really funny about your last comment is that Peter (who was a good friend of mine for many years) wrote a series of – very amusing – show-biz memoirs including, in 1959, a volume with a title that summed up his career: I Know the Face But...!

You can see a copy here.

Roger O B... said...

I'm sure I'm not alone in thinking it is about time the cartoon Museum had an exhibition of the Sibley Works and Collection.
(usual 10% commission, please, Brian!)

Val , Kate, The Cute Kitten ,Razzy, Kepsey,Darwin ,Charon and Echo. said...

that is funny :0)
Thanks for the link ..it looks like an entertaining read I shall seek it out.