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    flavirostris flavirostris is offline
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    I watched the movie 'Scandal' recently with Joanna Whalley playing Keeler.
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    I remember this as a naive 10 year-old and still laugh at the coy way it was reported on the TV news which I never properly understood of course, though I did know that there was something wildly salacious about it, long before I understood the meaning of the word.
    Philip Larkin's poem sums the era up well:



    Annus Mirabilis


    Sexual intercourse began
    In nineteen sixty-three
    (which was rather late for me) -
    Between the end of the "Chatterley" ban
    And the Beatles' first LP.

    Up to then there'd only been
    A sort of bargaining,
    A wrangle for the ring,
    A shame that started at sixteen
    And spread to everything.

    Then all at once the quarrel sank:
    Everyone felt the same,
    And every life became
    A brilliant breaking of the bank,
    A quite unlosable game.

    So life was never better than
    In nineteen sixty-three
    (Though just too late for me) -
    Between the end of the "Chatterley" ban
    And the Beatles' first LP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Mr Grouser View Post
    It was wrong that the two young women were the ones who went to prison.
    But hardly surprising ...

    "Thou rascal beadle, hold thy bloody hand.
    Why dost thou lash that whore? Strip thine own back.
    Thou hotly lust’st to use her in that kind
    For which thou whipp’st her. The usurer hangs the cozener.
    Through tattered clothes great vices do appear;
    Robes and furred gowns hide all. Plate sin with gold,
    And the strong lance of justice hurtless breaks.
    Arm it in rags, a pigmy’s straw does pierce it."


    SCENE VI. Fields near Dover.
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    raetsel raetsel is offline

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    Quote Originally Posted by Telstar 62 View Post
    Wasn't the 'dentist' Stephen destined for prison before he topped himself?
    He was an osteopath and there is at least some evidence that he was murdered. The phrase "topped himself" is pretty disgusting by the way, and you let yourself down by using it.

    The Profumo Affair: 'It was decided that Stephen Ward had to die’ - Telegraph
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    Quote Originally Posted by raetsel View Post
    I remember this as a naive 10 year-old and still laugh at the coy way it was reported on the TV news which I never properly understood of course, though I did know that there was something wildly salacious about it, long before I understood the meaning of the word.
    Philip Larkin's poem sums the era up well:



    Annus Mirabilis


    Sexual intercourse began
    In nineteen sixty-three
    (which was rather late for me) -
    Between the end of the "Chatterley" ban
    And the Beatles' first LP.

    Up to then there'd only been
    A sort of bargaining,
    A wrangle for the ring,
    A shame that started at sixteen
    And spread to everything.

    Then all at once the quarrel sank:
    Everyone felt the same,
    And every life became
    A brilliant breaking of the bank,
    A quite unlosable game.

    So life was never better than
    In nineteen sixty-three
    (Though just too late for me) -
    Between the end of the "Chatterley" ban
    And the Beatles' first LP.
    I remember it as a youth also.

    I didn't fully understand it which led me to hearing a joke and repeating it to my (horrified) parents. It ran - I have a great tip for the grand national - Christine keeler, trained by Ward and ridden by profumo.
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    raetsel raetsel is offline

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uganda View Post
    I remember it as a youth also.

    I didn't fully understand it which led me to hearing a joke and repeating it to my (horrified) parents. It ran - I have a great tip for the grand national - Christine keeler, trained by Ward and ridden by profumo.
    I think most Irish mothers would have been traumatised by hearing their pre-pubescent offspring repeating a joke like that back then.
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    Dame_Enda Dame_Enda is online now
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    RIP. Unlike Mandy Rice Davies she lost all her money in legal action.
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    Quote Originally Posted by raetsel View Post
    I think most Irish mothers would have been traumatised by hearing their pre-pubescent offspring repeating a joke like that back then.
    You would have had your mouth scoured with carbolic soap and been dispatched forthwith to confession!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShoutingIsLeadership View Post
    Just waiting for stopdoingstuff's wb rating
    Given that she's dead he'd most likely drop her to a wb5
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