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John Profumo, Christine Keeler and all that
« on: October 01, 2013, 04:06:29 PM »
This weekend I bought a book "An English Affair" which is the story of Tory Cabinet Minister John Profumo, Christine Keeler, Mandy Rice-Davies and the hapless Stephen Ward.  The book is very well researched and written and provides an interesting insight into the prevailing morality of the 1950s and 60s.  The book was first published this year and seems designed to co-incide with the 50th anniversary of the resignation in disgrace of John Profumo.  These days John's behaviour would pass as being quite unremarkable and not a resigning matter. Today in the newspaper I noticed that Andrew Lloyd-Webber is set to stage a West End musical entitled "Stephen Ward" this December. 

"An English Affair" by Richard Davenport-Hines  ISBN 978-0-00-743585-2   
We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out. Churchill
 

Offline thaiga

Re: Christine Keeler dies at 75
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2017, 08:28:52 PM »
Christine Keeler, former model at heart of Profumo affair, dies at 75

Christine Keeler, the former model at the centre of the Profumo affair that shook British politics in the 1960s, has died aged 75, her family and a close friend have said.

theguardian.com

Profumo affair's christine keeler dies at 75
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.
 

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Re: John Profumo, Christine Keeler and all that
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2017, 12:37:53 AM »
This is for conspiracy theorists:-

Christine’s dalliance with her Russian friend caused the downfall of Conservative cabinet minister John Profumo. This incident left the Conservative Government weakened. At the next General Election that well known Soviet spy Harold Wilson was elected as Prime Minister.

A joke from that era:- Christine suspected that she had a wooden splinter in a delicate part of her anatomy so off she went to see the doctor.  The doctor took one look and said “That’s not a splinter, it’s a cabinet.”

The incident did not seem to do much good for Christine and the remainder of her life, not to mention the wreckage of Stephen Ward and Jack Profumo.  In this day and age it would have hardly made the headlines and Christine could have had a successful career on celebrity TV shows.
We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out. Churchill
 

Offline thaiga

Re: John Profumo, Christine Keeler and all that
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2017, 01:40:23 PM »
A cabaret dancer or a cabinet dancer  ;)  R.I.P.


 The last time Christine Keeler was photographed shopping near her home in 2013 (Image: NOBLE/DRAPER)

How the Mirror reported the scandal in 1963

She went to ground in recent years and was said to be living in sheltered accommodation in South London. Yesterday her son Seymour Platt, 46, who lives in Ireland, said he had last seen his mother a week before her death at the Princess Royal University Hospital in Farnborough, Hants.

She had suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He added: “There was a lot of good around Chris’s rather tragic life, because there was a family around her that loved her.

“I think what happened to her back in the day was quite damaging.”

www.mirror.co.uk
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.
 

Offline nan

Re: John Profumo, Christine Keeler and all that
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2017, 06:19:10 PM »

suspected that she had a wooden splinter in a delicate part of her anatomy
Rectum,  she ripped em to pieces. the scandal that brought down a minister and led to the suicide of a society doctor.
they hounded her for years,poor girl,she was 70 when that pic was taken,is she supposed to stay young then,cast away like an old shoe.
bless you and rest peacefully my love.
ignorance does not help your post one bit but it probably says an awful lot about you.
 

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Re: John Profumo, Christine Keeler and all that
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2017, 07:10:39 PM »
Hi Nan,

I looked at some of her interviews which are on YouTube.  She was clearly not the sharpest pencil in the box and a great shame that she was used by powerful men and abruptly dumped when no longer needed and when the going got tough.
We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out. Churchill
 

Offline nan

Re: John Profumo, Christine Keeler and all that
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2017, 09:10:54 PM »
yes a great shame how it all came to an end,like it did, destitute for some time with only memories, some powerful men are not frayed at the edges they are ripped at the seams,no she was not the sharpest tool in the shed,then neither was he or it wouldn't of come to light.

all very interesting,reading about Profumo and the nazi spy. endearing letters written on House of Commons notepaper.

ignorance does not help your post one bit but it probably says an awful lot about you.
 

Offline thaiga

Re: John Profumo, Christine Keeler and all that
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2017, 01:00:32 PM »
If she was the sharpest tool, she would of skimmed off some money from the men that used her, and put it aside, instead she had to sought refuse in sheltered accomodation, very sad. She grew up in a Berkshire village reports longroom.com. in a home made of converted railway carriages, She left school at 15, she was by her own account ill-treated and abused by her stepfather, pregnancy at 17 and a botched abortion led to a premature birth and a baby who lived only six days.

Here have a read ... longroom.com

So what became of the others?
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.
 

 



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