Frankie Howerd stylish pop art print.
Frankie Howerd had many television shows over the years, including “Frankly Howerd” in 1959, “Frankie Howerd” in 1966, “The Howerd Confessions” in 1976, to name a few, but it was his popular character Lurkio in “Up Pompeii!” set during the days of the Ancient Roman Empire that many will always associate him with.
With a nod to the stage musical “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”, in which Howerd starred in London’s West End, it was his successful TV show “Up Pompeii!”, with his seemingly off-the-cuff remarks, such as “Titter ye not” and “Ooo, no missus”, that led to three spin-off films with Frankie Howerd as the star.
Opening at London’s ABC Cinema on Shaftesbury Avenue on the 18th of March 1971, the box office success of the first film “Up Pompeii”, also starring Barbara Murray, led to two further cinematic outings, “Up the Chastity Belt”, and “Up the Front”.
A close friend of singer Cilla Black, Howerd had his own chart success with singles including “Up Je t’aime” with June Whitfield, a comedy parody of the Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg hit.
With a film career starting in 1954 with “The Runaway Bus” with Margaret Rutherford, Howerd went on to appear in Ealing Comedy “The Ladykillers“, “An Alligator called Daisy” with Diana Dors & Margaret Rutherford, “Jumping for Joy” with Stanley Holloway, “Watch it Sailor” with Liz Fraser & Irene Handl, “The Fast Lady” with Julie Christie, “The Mouse on the Moon” with Margaret Rutherford, Bernard Cribbins, and Terry-Thomas, as well as a couple of Carry On films.
Frankie Howerd Pop Art
Available in A4, A3, and A2 sizes to fit standard-size picture frames. Please note that black frame is not included – for a guide on choosing a frame size take a look here.
An official collaboration with Studiocanal, this print is part of the Funny Men collection of stylish pop art prints inspired by classic British comedians and comic actors, featuring Art & Hue’s signature halftone style (halftone is an age-old technique that uses dots to make up the printed image, similar to newspapers or comic books).
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