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But after that bark from Quelch, even Billy Bunter would have remembered .. on the chair, he placed that volume on top of the door, resting against the lintel. Bunter Keeps It Dark. Page | But one was more than enough for Bunter.
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Forgot account? Not Now. Visitor Posts. Information about Page Insights Data. DJ Billy Daniel Bunter was live. Oi you nutters. Morning all.. I love being the only one in the gym.. Hay's schoolmaster sketches, known as "the fourth form at St Michaels", were popular in the s, he toured with them around the world, he enjoyed particular success in South Africa and the USA. His wife, Gladys played a schoolboy or the character Harbottle in his sketches; the Harbottle character was one of the most popular in Hay's act, a dim-witted, nearly deaf old man, still in school because he's so backward.
The character featured in Hay's films portrayed by Moore Marriott. In a interview, Val Guest who served as a screenwriter for many of Hay's films, recalled transposing Harbottle from school into other everyday situations. This was regarded as one of his most famous performances. Hay published a magazine piece entitled Philosophy of Laughter, in which he discussed the psychology of comedy. In the essay he rhetorically asks, "Why does every one of us laugh at seeing somebody else slapped in the face with a large piece of cold custard pie?
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Is it because we're all cruel? Or is it because there's something inherently funny in custard pies?
Or in faces? Or in throwing things? The real reason why we laugh is; because we are released from a sense of fear. Wherever we may happen to be — in the cinema, theatre, or music-hall — we tend to identify with the actors we are watching. So that when a custard pie is thrown we fear for a moment, and immediately we realise that it hasn't hit us, we experience a feeling of relief, we laugh". Hay had become interested in film making while touring in the United States in the s, although, at the time he doubted he had a future in this field.
Hay's work at Gainsborough was his most successful, the source of his reputation as a great comic actor. During this period he became one of the most prolific film stars in Britain.
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On three occasions, British film exhibitors voted him among the top ten box office stars in an annual poll run by the Motion Picture Herald , he was ranked 8th in , 4th in and 3rd in It ran from to ; each issue contained a long school story about the boys of Greyfriars School , a fictional public school located somewhere in Kent , were written under the pen-name of Frank Richards.
The vast majority of the stories were written by author Charles Hamilton , although substitute writers were sometimes used; the most famous Greyfriars character was Billy Bunter , of the Remove. Most issues of The Magnet included a shorter serial story, many issues included a newspaper ostensibly produced by the characters themselves and called the Greyfriars Herald; these parts of the paper were not written by Charles Hamilton.
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The stories began in , before the First World War , continued through the privations of that war and the Great Depression of the s that followed; the Magnet was aimed at working-class boys who would never go to a public school themselves, hence part of the appeal of the stories was to portray the unattainable, not the public-school education itself, but in part, an affluent and well-fed lifestyle.
So called because of the colour of its cover in this period, it was created by an Amalgamated Press staff editor named Percy Griffiths, building on the success of the earlier boys' paper The Gem. These early years saw the creation of nearly all of the characters who would populate Greyfriars for the remainder of its history; the cover changed to white, as a result of the unavailability of red dye due to the war.
This era saw a profusion of stories written by authors other than Hamilton, one of whom was the editor J N Pentelow, the only substitute writer whose work was given preference over that of Hamilton. Wartime paper shortages reduced the length of each weekly issue. Blue and Orange covers were introduced, a growing proportion of stories were written by Hamilton, as he came to see The Magnet as the main focus of his attention; the idea of a series of several linked stories appearing in consecutive issues started to dominate and become the key ingredient of this period, allowing increased complexity of plotting and stimulating finer writing.
Most of the best remembered stories appeared in this period, including the Courtfield Cracksman, Methuselah and Brander rebellion series, as well as several ambitious travel series to far away places such as India , South Seas and East Africa , which its readers would never see, in truth most of which Hamilton himself never saw, being hugely in demand as an author.
Some Hamilton enthusiasts and scholars have suggested that the central years of this era represent a'Golden Age', a sustained period that saw a high standard in the quality of stories and series, occurring from the late s to the early s. Charles Hamilton himself agreed; the use of long serials continued, albeit recycling the plots of earlier years.
The covers changed to salmon pink for the last four years.
A decline in circulation, coupled with paper shortages, meant that The Magnet could not survive the Second World War ; the final issue was the opening story in a new series. After , new Greyfriars stories by Hamilton continued to appear in book form, published by Charles Skilton and by Cassells, in a series which continued until Hamilton's death in Some stories that had seen publication in The Magnet appeared during the mids, as late as , from Armada Books and from Paul Hamlyn.
Furthermore, most of the 1, issues of The Magnet were reprinted in hardback form by publisher W Howard Baker , under his Howard Baker and Greyfriars Book Club imprints, between and Percy Griffiths — — Nicknamed'Pushful Percy' owing to his dynamic character, he left Amalgamated Press in , nothing is known of his subsequent history. Herbert Allen Hinton — — A military man who left to take up a wartime commission. John Nix Pentelow — — A cricket authority and writer who took over when many of the editorial staff were occupied with the war, he contributed many stories himself on the pretext of a shortage in supply from Charles Hamilton and other writers.
His writing is remembered for one story when an established character, Courtney of the Sixth Form , was killed off. Herbert Allen Hinton - , he left rather abruptly in , due to plagiarism of a Magnet story. Charles Maurice Down — — A former public schoolboy, who conceived the idea of the popular'Holiday Annual'; the editor with whom Charles Hamilton got along the best. The author in fact stated that many attributes of Mr Down could be discerned in the schoolboy character Arthur Augustus D'arcy, found in the other companion paper—the Gem story-paper.
A large part of the appeal of The Magnet lay in the illustrations, which reinforced the'olde worlde' charm of the school, of which there would be five per issue as well as the cover.
Hutton Mitchell — Produced the original dra. The novel was an immediate success, with sales of 25, copies within a few weeks; this was the maximum allowed during post-war paper shortages. The novel was reprinted by the original publisher in , and Subsequently, it was republished by Armada in August and by Hawk in January Volumes 1, 6, 8, 15, 16, 25 were reprinted in September by Quiller Press.
During the s, the majority of titles were reprinted in facsimile format, including hard covers, by Hawk Books. He features in stories set at Greyfriars School published in the boys' weekly story paper The Magnet from to Subsequently, Bunter has appeared in novels, on television, in stage plays, in comic strips, he is in the Lower Fourth form of Greyfriars School, known as the Remove, whose members are 14—15 years of age. A minor character, his role was expanded over the years with his antics being used in the stories to provide comic relief and to drive forward the plots.
Bunter's defining characteristic is his greediness and overweight appearance, his character is, in many respects, a obnoxious anti-hero. As well as his gluttony , he is obtuse, racist , deceitful, self-important and conceited; these defects, are not recognised by Bunter. In his own mind, he is an exemplary character: handsome and aristocratic. So, the negative sides of Bunter are offset by several genuine redeeming features.
All these, combined with Bunter's cheery optimism, his comically transparent untruthfulness and inept attempts to conceal his antics from his schoolmasters and schoolfellows, combine to make a character that succeeds in being entertaining but which attracts the reader's lasting sympathy. Charles Hamilton invented the character for an unpublished story in the late s, he claimed Bunter was derived from three persons: a corpulent editor, a short-sighted relative, another relative, perpetually trying to raise a loan. The identity of the fat editor is unclear: various sources suggest either Lewis Ross Higgins, editor of a number of comic papers and, described as resembling the author G.
Chesterton ; the short sighted relative was Hamilton's younger sister Una, who had suffered poor sight since childhood, and, wont to peer at him somewhat like an Owl. Billy Bunter appeared in 1, of the 1, issues of The Magnet published during the year period from to , he was introduced in Magnet No. George Orwell described him as " His tight trousers against which boots and canes are thudding, his astuteness in search of food, his postal order which never turns up, have made him famous wherever the Union Jack waves.
In his first appearance, Billy Bunter was introduced thus: "The newcomer was a somewhat stout junior, with a broad, pleasant face and an enormous pair of spectacles. In the early stories, both Bunter and classmate Johnny Bull were described as "stout" in appearance.
With the passage of time, the illustrations would show Bunter's circumference as more pronounced, while Johnny Bull would become indistinguishable from the other schoolboys. A list of the members of the Remove form was published in Magnet Billy Bunter's Bargain, provided the boys' ages and weights.