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Eagle Daze: On Artists’ Agents (and may God bless their cotton socks!)

Some of the artists represented by B L Kearley Ltd

We are pleased to publish Part Five of the memories of Roger Perry – memories of now more than half-a-century ago – of his days at Fleetway Publications and beyond, working on Girl, Eagle, WHAM! and other titles… During those lucid moments when I have been relatively sober, it has come to my notice that the two websites of Bear Alley and downthetubes ... Read More »

Eagle Daze: Perhaps an Even Happier Warrior!

The Happy Warrior Cover

Being stuck out here in a hot and steamy Far Eastern environment (with the effects of the El Niño tropical atrocity to boot) and surrounded on virtually all sides (well, two actually) by rice fields, I had been twiddling my thumbs when it came to my notice that the famous Eagle strip, the Frank Bellamy / Clifford Makins’ showpiece entitled The ... Read More »

Eagle Daze Part Four: Pop Stars, Knickers and a Dodgy Cup of Coffee

Roger Perry in the Girl office in early February 1965. The newspaper headline refers to the Labour government's decision to cancel two jets - a decision that would have grave implications of the British aerospace industry, noted in our coverage of the British Interplanetary Society's Dan Dare themed event earlier this year. A self-portrait with the Rolleiflex sitting on the window sill and using the self-timer!

We are pleased to publish Part Four of the memories of Roger Perry – memories of now more than half-a-century ago – of his days at Fleetway Publications working on Girl, Eagle, WHAM! and other titles… Of Braces and Bin Fires If you’ve already read Part Three of Eagle Daze, you’ll have read about some of the practical jokes and antics ... Read More »

“Eagle Daze” Part Three: WHAM!, the end of Girl, and Max Clifford’s World of Pop

"Office boy" Graham Marsh became the public face of "Pete's Page", a weekly feature for Girl that was probably in reality written by Sally Brompton. "I took a load of pix of Graham prior to the series starting where he was sitting, sprawled, lying down, etc, etc, on a park bench in Lincoln Inn Fields," Roger Perry recalls. "There was a point where the Park Keeper was not pleased with our antics and told us to “bugger off”! Graham appeared weekly as "Pete" for at least a year – if not longer – prior to Girl being amalgamated with Princess.

We are pleased to publish Part Three of the memories of Roger Perry – memories of now more than half-a-century ago – of his days at Fleetway Publications working on Girl and Eagle… 1964 Aahhh yes, 1964… It was during this unusual year that a good number of notable events had taken place. On a personal level, I’d found and ... Read More »

“Eagle Daze” – Part Two: The Fall of Eagle and the Rise of Max Clifford

A 1962 issue of Girl - a very different-looking title compared with its earliier, strip-led format

We are pleased to publish Part Two of the memories of Roger Perry – memories of now more than half-a-century ago – of his days at Fleetway Publications working on Girl and Eagle… 1963: A New Home brings about a “Cleansing of the Slate” On Monday, 25th November 1963, the editorial staff of Juvenile Publications very suddenly found themselves in a very different environment. Although ... Read More »

“Eagle Daze” – Part One: When an Eagle became ensnarled in a Mirror’s Net

A half page Roving Reporter strip from a 1963 issue of Eagle featuring Roger Perry's alter ego, "Larry Line"

We are pleased to publish the memories of Roger Perry – memories of now more than half-a-century ago – of his days at Fleetway Publications working on Girl and Eagle… When an Eagle became ensnarled in a Mirror’s Net “Halfway through 1962, a weekly news magazine in London appeared with its front page fully devoted to a cartoon. It showed the figure ... Read More »

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