Friday, May 18, 2018

Silas Fung

Random Acts of Legacy”, by Ali Kazimi, is a documentary about the home movies by Silas Fung, a commercial artist who lived in Chicago. (The film is airing in the New York City metropolitan area on WLIW World, May 19 and 20. Also available online at World Channel.)

Fung collected artifacts from the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair. Fung’s “Miniature Fair House” was a subject of Ripley’s “Believe It or Not!” on September 6, 1937.

Further Reading
Lakeland Ledger
May 25, 1980
The Chicago World's Fair never ended for Silas Fung
(click to page 61 of 139)

The Rotarian
August 1980
Keeper of Fair treasures

Lakeland Ledger
June 2, 1986
More than fair collection

Lakeland Ledger
February 26, 1997
Silas Fung, 93, Commercial Artist Who Loved Music

A History of Chinese Christian Union Church of Chicago . . . 1890 to 1965
Compiled by Silas H. Fung
Chinese Christian Union Church of Chicago, 1965

Fung married Edythe Julius Shum. His older brothers were Paul, a cartoonist, and Timothy, also a commercial artist.

Related Posts
Paul Fung at Franklin High School
Paul Fung in Cartoons Magazine
Paul Fung in Sunset Magazine
Paul Fung in The Literary Digest
Paul Fung in Everybody’s Magazine
Paul Fung’s Sheet Music Covers
Paul Fung in the American Art Annual
Paul Fung and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Paul Fung and the Landon School
Paul Fung in World’s Finest Comics
Paul Fung in Pen and Ink
Paul Fung in Ron Goulart’s Comics History Magazine
Paul Fung in the Seattle Star
Paul Fung in The Makins’ of a Soldier in Twenty Spasms
Paul Fung in the Tolo Annual 1915
Paul Fung in The Editor & Publisher
Paul Fung in Motion Picture World
Paul Fung in The American Boy

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