Christine Keeler has died

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Perhaps the first major "celebrity" scandal of the modern era, not least in terms of the passing of the political old guard, and Cold War implications. Sadly, she was never able to escape the sudden notoriety that arose from the Profumo affair, with every subsequent interview wanting to rake over the coals, and reproduce that famous "chair" photo.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/dec/05/christine-keeler-former-model-at-heart-of-profumo-affair-dies
Cracking photo, all the same.
 

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RIP, She certainly outlived most if not all the protagonists in that affair. Seems like another planet now.
 

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Perhaps the first major "celebrity" scandal of the modern era, not least in terms of the passing of the political old guard, and Cold War implications. Sadly, she was never able to escape the sudden notoriety that arose from the Profumo affair, with every subsequent interview wanting to rake over the coals, and reproduce that famous "chair" photo.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/dec/05/christine-keeler-former-model-at-heart-of-profumo-affair-dies


RIP Christine

Household name in her day
 

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She will always be remembered as the woman who put the quotes around "model".
 

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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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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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[video=youtube;hFxUFXGMgRY]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFxUFXGMgRY[/video]
 

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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.
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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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.
:p
 

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RIP. Unlike Mandy Rice Davies she lost all her money in legal action.
 

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I think most Irish mothers would have been traumatised by hearing their pre-pubescent offspring repeating a joke like that back then.
:p
You would have had your mouth scoured with carbolic soap and been dispatched forthwith to confession!
 

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