Larger than Life sketch in The Punch Revue
Black and white photograph
Museum no. TM 897-35
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Punch was founded in 1841, and for 150 years continued its tradition of humorous political and social comment and cartoons. In the 1955 The Punch Revue almost all the material was adapted from, or contributed by, writers and cartoonists for the magazine. In this still from the sketch Large than Life, Sheila Kennedy, June Laverick and, on the left, Joyce Blair (sister of popular entertainer Lionel Blair) lie dreaming of the men whose caricatures adorn their bedheads.They were all huge stars of the day: (from left to right) film actor Marlon Brando, pop singer Johnnie Ray, and the charismatic preacher Billy Graham. The caricatures were the work of cartoonist and regular Punch contributor R.S.Sherriffs.