Uncle Fun, the beloved Lakeview novelty shop, gets its own documentary | Movie Feature | Chicago Reader

Uncle Fun, the beloved Lakeview novelty shop, gets its own documentary 

Director Laura Scruggs pays tribute to shop owner Ted Frankel with Uncle Fun: You’re the One.

click to enlarge Ted Frankel inside his store Uncle Fun

Ted Frankel inside his store Uncle Fun

Courtesy of Laura Scruggs

From 1990 to 2014, Ted Frankel owned and operated Uncle Fun, a Lakeview shop that sold novelty items and gag gifts. The mild-mannered Frankel could often be seen casually sporting a jester's cap or a wig composed of glow sticks, and his…

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