|BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS|
NICKNAMES & DESCRIPTIONS
PAGE HEADERS - 1935
PAGE HEADERS - 1939
Pages of the 1935 Pudding are noted as being Volume 2, and 1939 as Volume 3. The missing Volume 1 was presumably created in one of the earlier summer camps, either at Savary or at the first two camps at Vaucroft. Pages may be missing from Volumes 2 and 3.
The folio includes a cover image by Frederick A. Amess, who presumably collected the broadsheets over the years. There are original drawings, paintings and text of or by Amess, C.H. Scott, Grace Melvin, H. Mortimer Lamb, Plato von Ustinov, Robert Hanlon, B.C. Binning, Jack Shadbolt, Mollie Lamb, E.J. Hughes, Lilette Mahon, R.P.S. Twizell, Margaret Carter, Mona Kelk, Peter Meilleur, Peter Aspell, Barbara Sharp, Ruel Wonder, Rowena McNair, and other students and visitors. Many nicknames and first names are used throughout the various broadsheets, and often a number of different nicknames and descriptions are applied to the same person, as per list below.
the injured Hercules
the Jovial Childe
King Kong Freddie
Beefy Marpole Freddie
Amessovitch of the Royal Trough
Diego von Amessovitch
|Katherine Ashworth||the Queen Mother|
|Peter Aspell||habitue Spike Aspell
notorious Pete the Asp
Pietro di Aspo
Maharajah A.S. Pell
|Miss Mildred Dietrick||Miss Marshy de Trick|
|Mona Kelk||Kona Kelk
Moanfull Mona the Body-snatcher
Professor M. Kelk
|Harold Mortimer Lamb||Morty Lamb (inclination to port)
our penetrating critic H. Mortimer Goat
Morty the Wart
candied-camera snooper Morty Lamb
J. Mortimer Burp
a drunk and disorderly character
More M'duke Lamb
|Molly Lamb||renowned and versativle Molly-Ha-Ha
notorious Molly-Ha-Ha gang
the popular Indian lacrosse hero
the dapple-dark-loving dare-devil
the Swedish sisters Mathews and Lamb
|Grace Wilson Melvin||Queen Grace VI
Ye good Queen Grace
Disgrace W. Melvin
that indomitable hiker
|Charles Hepburn Scott||Genial Chuck the plantation boss
King Charles I
Charles H. Scoot
an unknown farmer from Marpole
happy, carefree Chuck Scott
homespun Chuck, Sweep winner
|Jack Shadbolt||J. Shadvich
Shadzan the Ape Man
Shankbolt the Versatile Vaulter
weather investigator Shadbolt-alias nuts
air-flow vaulter Shadroffski
Shadowvitch Diabolic Satiroso
the celebated Jan Shadroff
|Barbara Sharp||that all round Amazon
|Plato von Ustinov||Baron Von Ustoff
the Russian Wizard
the mat champ
(Russian secret police 1922-34)
renowned Russian court painter
|Arthur Morton?||The Venerable Arthur Mortuary
Deacon Arthur Mortuary
The Venerable Deacon Mortuary
Arturo Mortuary the Deacon of Design
"Q: Is it true that Mr. Twizell is considering giving up architecture in
favour of the church or politics as better vehicles for his elequence.|
A: The term architect is all-inclusive."
From "Answers to Correspondents"
Savary Pudding, Volume 2, Number 8, 1935
"To H__L with grub!!" (painting furioso)
"A damn student was sitting on my log!"
"The outside slice is the best of the meat."
"For oil painting I find the best medium for distant effects is a true gentleman."
"I do not find Robertsons medium suitable for oil painting - "
"TO EUGENE - ARTIST-
"Remembering golden days of these ten spaces of work and revel -
of this high house touching the sky - it is difficult to speak -
seeking through art to obtain immortality we have reached for
the clouds, the green rush and the pine - who knows when we will
meet again - under this sheltering roof? But to our own hearth fire,
we take a whole universe of beauty."
"A perfect holiday is a three-fold pleasure, for from the
pleasures of anticipation & realization there will come that
of recollection - So will it be with Savary."
"It's time to leave you again and return to sanity and city life -
But is it sanity? Sanity to part from altogether congenial
company, from the noise and racket of friendly argument,
laughter and a continuous 3-ring circus. To say good-bye to
sunsets that whirl you in ecstacy (sic) & drench you with
bewildering colour, to the movement of sunshine and shadow on
the mountains and the music of the water - Farewell - Savary 1935 -
and may we have many Happy Returns."
"The sea is a molten background
"Farewell to the Green Sea that sparkles in the sun
"The unusual feature of this Puddin is that part of it was made in the kitchen -
where wit flour(ished) like dishwater, flavoured with salt, pepper, tea leaves,
the odd onion etc.
"WHAT was Mr. Scott doing on the top floor
Friday nite? We object! And so does our Chaperone. Which reminds us,
why is Mr. Twizell on the top floor, and
what excuse has he to offer for this one? And what about these mysterious
car trips? We are thirsty too. What's wrong with our local Tarzans?
Next time we'll ask the mates when speed is required in transporting
"So soon our visit is ended
"THE SAVARY PUDDING - ANNOUNCEMENT is herewith made of the proposed
re-opening of that remarkable journal THE SAVARY PUDDING ...
under new management. Conditions favorable, it is probable that many
of the excellent former features of this peer among pulps, this chalice of
choice jargon, will be re-instituted. To our already competent staff we
shall add the services of GENIAL CHUCK the plantation
boss (whose homely Scotticisms will bring a fund of philosophic joy) and
those of the renowned and versatile MOLLY HA-HA
bringing you her Indian chitter-chatter without reservation.
A literary issue is contemplated for Saturday week to which the public is invited to submit copy.
Other regular features will include:
Interviews with celebrities seen in the lobby
Foreign news dispatches
Dorothy Nix & Walter Sneak Winchell
House & Garden - Cookery Nook
Poet's Coroner (where contributed numbers will
be disected & interred daily)
Art Notes - (You will thrill to the daring, vital
vituperative handling of the contemporary
scene(s) by our penetrating critic
H. Mortimer Goat).
Church notes by the Venerable Arthur Mortuary
Social and Club news by Miss Marshy De Trick
And Missilaneous - Wherein Brickbats & Bouquets
will fly hither and yawn - this
Feature controlled by TWO-TON FREDDIE.
Plus complaint column. (Give your grief the air)
(Be brief- state what's in your hair).
All of this - for only one appetite.
Enjoy your breakfast.
Read the morning issue of THE SAVARY PUDDING - AFTERWARDS ! !
From "THE SAVARY PUDDING ANNOUNCEMENT"
Savary Pudding, n.d. 1939
MONA - the last of the three musketeers, exuded dash and a charming swagger.
QUEEN GRACE - stunning neadress of synthetic sequins (Scott-tissue) and draped "Winnipeg" Queen.
PRINCESS KOLA KOKA - colorful in the newest crinoline lines.
MORTUARY - his ocean roll, his uncouth ways, Barnacle Bill to the end of his days.
PLATO "NAP" - stern and strong and true to type as he was before a fight.
NEPTUNE - the giant in his royal robes is followed close by maids in droves.
POPEYE - Popeye chesty as a boil, only lacking Olive Oil.
SINBAD - blue kerchief, stripes, how she wowes 'em, kripes.
CHAMBERLAIN - clad in who knows ancient drawers the Lord each mighty name he roars.
VENUS - a Botticelli vision she, but late arisen from the sea. No nest of robins in her hair, a wreath of seaweed doth she wear?
SEA HAG - Lo! Beneath the Savary moon, the weird and awful face of "goon".
MOLANA HA-HA WAHAII - A MOLLYNESION PARODY - Read on the ringlet in her nose, a sign that bids us "Eat at Joe's".
JONAH THE WHALE - Hail! Old Jonah there she blows, clad in clams and crab-shell clothes.
CHARLES I - This cockney apparitions is, alas! none else than he, our good King Chass.
MRS. BE-DONE-BY-AS-YOU-DID - green and sheer in seaweed green, kindest nature ever seen.
MISS HAM - Flowing hair and skirt of grass, a beauteous vision as she passed.
MIDGE - Beneath a halo held by wires, Midge's worser self expires. For she her better self now is, as unto heaven she is aris'.
ANCIENT MARINER - it is the ancient mariner that stoppeth one of three, sans albatross, sans water snakes, sans everything but glee.
BETTY THE WOOD-BE NYMPH - A shimmering gown adorned with leaves, a magic spell o'er all she weaves.
MADAME POMPADOUR - this is Marcia Pompadour, ye goode King Chas's paramour.
BENVENUTO SHOT-HIS-BOLT TINTORETTO GABLE - with chest expanded, eye intense, he snoops around for all offence.
LADY SAVARIA ANNAL - That courtier of stately grace, a white mop round a saintly face, she adds that touch of "Louis Quinze" before we leave the Savary sands.
If any other we have missed in making out this fashion list, we only claim we've done our best, and you will have to do the rest.
From "ROYAL BALL FASHION NOTES"
Savary Pudding, 1939
Rehearsals are in full swing for theatre night! Get ready, folksies - there's to be a jitter-bug contest! You'll see - Chuck Scott shine! Disgrace Susy Q! Freddie get hot! Shaddie shananagen! Ustie mow'um down. Everyone Truck! Yow Sah!
To a lovely blonde - once there was a lovely blonde, a cherub I've heard tell, but she was far from heaven, and gosh, she looked like - Mae West.
Have you ever heard of Bev. Softy and Barb. Blunt?
Are you losing your hair?
Are you sarcastic?
Are you scraggy?
Then you need Little Melvin's Liver Pills - they start your juices at the rate of two pints a day - happy days are here again!
Among those noticed at the night swim club - was/were that interesting couple - Miss Marshy De Trick and Mr. F. Amess. The swimess wore a form fitting white lastex suit while the swimmer wore - well, anyway, the water was decorated charmingly with phosphorus.
Strange things seen on sea voyage - a round log, thought to be Two-Ton Freddie with his head and feet submerged, until closer inspection. Mona Kelp floating on the water top with her hair flowing behind her.
HEALTH NOTES by Dr. A. Mass.
Dear Dr., I suffer from too much beef - this is queer because I'm an all round amazon - how can I become normal? - B. Sharper.
Ans: I'm the same way so I wouldn't know.
Pete's discription of red fingernails - Red Talons.
From "PAGE II - GETTING READY FOR THE BIG SHOW"
Savary Pudding, 1939
The policy of the Pudding rag has always been to keep abreast of currant events. With this in mind we offer to the public THE ROYAL SAVARY - A souvenir edition of the Royal Household and the Peerage.
Pages in magnificent color - suitable for frame-up. Including:
An intimate group by the celebated Jan Shadroff.
"The Departure of their Majesties"
By the Swedish sisters Mathews and Lamb.
"Their Majesties visiting the Indian Reserve"
By the Venerable Deacon Mortuary.
"The King and Queen visit the Royal Savary Gallery"
By (it is hoped) the renowned Russian court painter - Baron von Ustoff.
"The King and Queen at the Royal Table"
By Diego Von Amessovitch.
This mammoth supplement (suitable for framing your friends, remember) will be specially edited by Charles H. Scoot and Disgrace W. Melvin, both formerly of the Glasgow Vanguard and the Howmany Times, ... with a Foreword by the King, Charles I, himself.
The presses will commence rolling (in their sleep) at Midnight to-night and it is hoped to serve the Pudding steaming hot for Sunday Lunch.
Next Saturday - the Literary Supplement. Prepare now.
Monday Editors: Betty & Mona
Tuesday: Molly & Joan
Wednesday: Beverly & Barbara
Thursday: Mortuary, Lamb & Bell
Friday: Rowan, Lee & Aspell & Rundle.
Saturda: Scott, Amess, & Ed.
Sunday: (5 Star Final): Dietrick, Robertson & Amess.
From "THE SAVARY PUDDING ANNOUNCES A SPECIAL SUNDAY COLOR SUPPLEMENT"
Savary Pudding, 1939
The Savary Pudding has pleasure in announcing that, following the apparently tremendous popular acclaim of our Royal Supplement, we will, on Wednesday next bring out an ILLUSTRATED SPORTZ SUPPLEMENT also in full color. Full of the sweetest pictures of your popular favorites by our candied camera snooper Morty Lamb.
You will be amazed and delighted. Speaking in round figures we estimate that there will be at least ten shots of that western idol King Kong Freddie.
Also the popular Indian lacrosse hero Molly Ha-Ha in all her redskin glory.
And the Royal Family on the Beach.
And Slink Lee of Badminton fame.
And that all-round amazon Barbarous Sharp.
And those popular puts Morty and Charlie on the Savary fairway.
And those peers of the whited pill - Ping Hardy and Pongless Pete.
And that air-flow vaulter Shadroffski.
And (what is more) those oysteripherous mermaids at their crab-hunting best Midge, Moll and Matty.
And that indomitable hiker Queen Grace.
And the mat champ Baron Von Ustoff.
And those Deauville debs, Dotty Rob & Marshy Dee.
And those Tennesee mountaineers Fat & Pat
And (hold your seats) those busy B's - Barbara, Betty & Beverley.
And (last but not leashed) Moanful Mona in her daring thumb-twiddling act.
To handle this issue we have drafted the services of
Amessovitch of the Royal Trough
Von Ustoff OGPU caricateer
Von Scott (Dip. Glasg.)
Arturo Mortuary the Deacon of Design
Shadowvitch Diabolic Satirosa
Pigtail Pat Wicked Linester
Pietro di Aspo
And plain Joan.
What a Pudding!
From "THE SAVARY PUDDING HAS PLEASURE IN ANNOUNCING ..."
Savary Pudding, 1939
"Mobs reach veranda of famous Royal Savary. Parade of picketeers among deck chairs of wealthy holideers. Refuse order of please for immediate dispersal – much to discomfort of millionaire loungers.
NOVEL METHODS USED BY PIXILATED PICKATEERS
Famous Moscow “March of the Women” recalled as women wearing yellow signs and leading a red lamb at head of parade march through resort. Government fears influence of strange man god. Women said to prostrate themselves before two-ton idol. Fanatical scenes of cult worship as “Save Amess” campaign roars. Said to recall images of ancient Buddha in China. Wields weird power."
From "SAVE AMESS CAMPAIGN BECOMES PUBLIC MENACE"
Savary Pudding, 1939
"Convoy of ten barges cleared Vancouver Harbour last heading for Songhees Reserve and
Sechelt, bearing food for starving Indians. This remarkable present day give-away was
made possible through the generosity of H. Mortimer Goat.
Attractive Molly Ha-Ha gets big war whoop for diplomatic
negotiations as Mediator. Goat bearded in den. Millions to charity."
"To the wild cheering of a hoarse-throated audience Baron
Von Ustoff refused to be thrown by King Kong Freddie.
Mr. Ustoff poured blood in a charming matched two piece suit of shipdeck grey."
"Winner jubilant. Angry mob storms ship deck with cries of Unfair!
Fake! Phooey! Mid-Pacific - By Direct Wire - An unknown farmer
from Marpole burst into the nation's headlines yesterday when
happy, carefree Chuck Scott was told he had won the Grand Camp
Sweep. But just as the triumphant smile had crashed across his
olfactory promontory and assaulted his lower jaw into a howling
retreat from his gleaming upper bridgework, cries arose from
below as an angry mob stormed the deck where he stood. They
shouted loudly of unfair play. Scott, they claimed, had had inside
information. The prize, they asserted, belonged to the popular
Deacon Arthur Mortuary who had been clocked two minutes too soon.
"Happy Chuck Scott, thrust over night down
the public throat, was interviewed today.
"Mr. Scott, delivered an interesting lecture on Friday evening before a
tired audience. Two persons were completely bowled over by the speaker's
eloquence & were later put to bed where they slept more comfortably."
"In an informal little chat with Mr. P.V. Ustinow, he
tells me that he has no clear recollection of just where he viewed the stars for
the first time but he thinks it was somewhere between Stamboul &
Nijninovgorod. He has distinct remembrances, as a youth, of riding
for miles & miles - and miles - on the back of a camel across the
desert wastes. Dates were common food to him then & many a night,
sitting by an oasis where he was encamped, he has spent hours
listening to the lusty tales of dark-bearded men wearing scimitars
& bed-sheets - His mornings were generally spent in folding the
tent, milking the goat, weaving rugs or drinking coffee. (as a
coffee-maker he is without peer).
"Maharajah A.S. Pell - reclining on the edge of a 300 ft. cliff,
eating cheese sandwich sahibs - scarin' his harum, cracking
crusty gags and generally doing all right."
"Mr. Peter Aspell received serious head injuries (you’ll
probably note the effects later) upon falling down cliff at meadows. Companions were
convulsed as landslide swept by. Matters were much complicated by one horse halter,
wild oats, one bucket, pretty stones collected by a blonde. However the valuables
were finally picked up along with pieces of asphodel."
"Professor M. Kelk returned late yesterday with the remains
of a deer. Expects to give lectures with it at the Van. School of Art when it has
quieted down. She will outfit an expedition to go back for the wish bone
sometime later this week."
"On board H.M.S. Zig-Zag. From five miles out, H.M. sailors
sighted a red blob on the distant shore line. Focassing (sic) his
spectacles on the "blob," the Cap't. confirmed it to be
J. Shadbolt (Alias Sarcastic Shad) (Alias Scragy Jack)
(Alias Popeyed Bolt). They reported his location to shore
officials and it is hoped that he'll be rounded up."
"With all this beauty round us we all feel that the men could do a little painting up. May we suggest:
"Molly-Ha-Ha the dapple-dark-loving dare-devil threw all
fear to the winds as she slept spook-surrounded on the sand-dunes. Kept warm by
generating her own heat until “the rains came” and our Molly retired to the play
room wicker basket under the Union Jack, to dream of the Norwegian King and Queen."
"J. Shadbolt - Just come back from Nowersoffski - taking part
in iconoclastic controversy."
"Aspel - can hit a cuspitidin at 10 paces and still make it ring."
"Crime at Deadman's Gulch. Soft spoken Dick fooled, foiled,
and finished. Believed work of notorious Molly ha-ha
"Breath-taking feats and hair-raising acts made stout-hearted
men fade away, and faint-hearted women ________ ? Fake stopping
of the heart caused strong-minded Barbara to show the white
feather. The knife act gave everyone the shudders, and he was
only stopped from performing more horrible feats by the refusal
of the audience to stand any more."
In the days of his youth father
"Miss Molly Lamb
and Mr. Fred Amess
enjoyed a pleasant canoe trip around Ragged Islands this week. Mr.
Amess found Miss Lamb a delightful companion, if on the quiet side."
"Now at last we know the reason for Pete's shining
light, late last night the said party was espied slinking furtively through
the kitchen clasping a handful of sinister looking bottles - Beware Peter! -
we've got you covered."
"Miss Melvin gave a bairning recitation while
the audience "cuddled doon" in armchairs and enjoyed it immensely."