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Gossip and Scandal: Scrutinizing Public Figures

Adrian Bingham

in Family Newspapers?: Sex, Private Life, and the British Popular Press 1918-1978

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199279586
eISBN:
9780191707308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279586.003.0008
Subject:
History, Social History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter explores the coverage of public figures. Celebrities — especially royalty and cinema stars — were hugely influential in giving definition to notions of glamour and sex appeal. Press ... More


Churchill and the Monarchy

Paul Addison

in Churchill

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206262
eISBN:
9780191677052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206262.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

The family into which Winston Churchill was born was far from one in which loyalty to the blood royal transcended every other consideration. Dukes tended to believe that they were as good as any ... More


King Magnus and King Minus: A Play and a Playlet

Stanley Weintraub

in Who's Afraid of Bernard Shaw?: Some Personalities in Shaw's Plays

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813037264
eISBN:
9780813041544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037264.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In December 1936, Britain was shaken by the crisis of a royal abdication. The events recalled the threat of abdication by King Magnus in Shaw's popular futuristic political comedy of 1929, The Apple ... More


A Model for Secession?: The 1936 Abdication Crisis

Anne Spry Rush

in Bonds of Empire: West Indians and Britishness from Victoria to Decolonization

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199588558
eISBN:
9780191728990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588558.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter traces how middle-class Jamaicans who participated in the public debate about Edward VIII's 1936 abdication understood the effects of his actions on the monarchy and the British people — ... More


Weekends in Windsor: Castles, China, and Corgis

Cele C. Otnes and Pauline Maclaran

in Royal Fever: The British Monarchy in Consumer Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520273658
eISBN:
9780520962149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273658.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter offers a case study of Windsor, England. Located just twenty-three miles from London, it is home to the venerable Windsor Castle and is the queen’s favorite weekend getaway. During both ... More


The Lady Composer in Her Own Words: Diaries (1935–43)

Wanda Brister and Jay Rosenblatt

in Madeleine Dring: Lady Composer

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781949979312
eISBN:
9781800341449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781949979312.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The most important primary source for the earlier part of Dring’s life is her notebooks, which she used as diaries. Within these fourteen books, she committed her thoughts on music, art, and ... More


A Sordid, Futureless Mess?: Love in Hard Times

John Marsh

in The Emotional Life of the Great Depression

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198847731
eISBN:
9780191882425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198847731.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The first part of the chapter surveys how love fared in the film and literary fiction of the period, including the scandalous pre-Code film Baby Face, John O’Hara’s BUtterfield 8, and Mary McCarthy’s ... More


“Subjected to Relentless and Grueling Cross-Examination”: The Crichton-Maharaj Trial, 1973

Susanne M. Klausen

in Abortion Under Apartheid: Nationalism, Sexuality, and Women's Reproductive Rights in South Africa

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199844494
eISBN:
9780190258122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844494.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the second trial, held a few months after the first, at which Dr. Derk Crichton was again prosecuted for procuring illegal abortions. This time he was prosecuted alongside ... More


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