The cover of the first edition featured Harold Lloyd but named as "Winkle", the screen name by which he was known in Britain at the time.
Eddie the Happy EditorFrederick George Cordwell was better known to Film Fun fans as Eddie the Happy Editor. Cordwell edited the comic until his death in 1949, aged 62 in Richmond, Surrey. Cordwell wrote many scripts for the strips as well as text stories for Film Fun. He introduced the idea of characters receiving huge plates of bangers and mash, giant Christmas puddings, pies and such from grateful beneficiaries of their efforts. Cordwell even made it into the stories himself, meeting Laurel and Hardy a number of times, Joe E Brown, Wheeler and Woolsey and other characters.
MergersPicture Fun merged with Film Fun soon after its launch in 1920, followed by Kinema Comic in 1932, Film Picture Stories in 1935, Illustrated Chips in 1953 and Top Spot in 1960. In 1962, sales of Film Fun dropped below 125,000 a week, prompting IPC to merge the comic with Buster.
1956. Laurel and Hardy. Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis as well as Red Skelton are depicted at the top of the page.