I like to think Baroness Thatcher and the Princess of Wales would have reacted just as Fox did if, like her, they had been pinned up against a wall and groped by David Cassidy. Fox was the most memorable Page Three girl of her era , a pocket rocket who used the job as a launch pad for a singing career and became a household name as much for her bubbly personality as for the contents of her bra. Before Fox there was Jilly Johnson, the Home Counties gal who has long functioned as a one-woman riposte to the seedy image of topless modelling. Both featured in this documentary marking the 50th anniversary of Page Three. It posed the question: was it good or bad for the women involved?
Party Election Broadcast | Margaret Thatcher Foundation
The Oxford-educated chemist and lawyer was sworn in the day after the Conservatives won a seat majority in general parliamentary elections. Margaret Hilda Roberts was born in Grantham, England, in She was the first woman president of the Oxford University Conservative Association and in ran for Parliament in Dartford. She was defeated but garnered an impressive number of votes in the generally liberal district. In , after marrying businessman Denis Thatcher and giving birth to twins, she was elected to Parliament as a Conservative for Finchley, a north London district. With the victory of the Conservative Party under Edward Heath in , Thatcher became secretary of state for education and science.
COUNTY NEWS: Naked statue of Margaret Thatcher to go on show in Sussex
Its audacity is that the attack is mounted through a central character of whom few would approve. Yet such is the power of the film that Leigh is also able to include, without in any way seeming to placate his audience, moments of compassion, gentleness, and humor, which prevent Naked from seeming merely a bilious, if gloriously eloquent, rant. It is not just that. In fact, it is one of the greatest, most memorable, if decidedly uncomfortable, British films not only of its decade but of the entire second half of the twentieth century. Yet there are still people who mistake it.
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