Fiction    From 8/11/1920 

Rupert Bear

Categories: Animals, Fictional

Children's comic strip character. Created by the artist Mary Tourtel. In 1935, when her eyesight started failing the stories and illustrations were taken over by Alfred Bestall. An annual of Rupert's adventures has been published every year since 1935. He has also appeared as an animated cartoon on television, most notably in Paul McCartney's 'Rupert and the Frog Song'. One of his more adult adventures featured prominently in the 1971 Oz Magazine obscenity trial.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

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Rupert Bear

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Alfred Bestall

Alfred Bestall, 1892 - 1986, illustrator of Rupert Bear, lived here 1936 - 19...

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Trump

Trump

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Bernard N. Mills

Bernard N. Mills

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Hyde Park Barracks / Knightsbridge Barracks

Hyde Park Barracks / Knightsbridge Barracks

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