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Christine Keeler

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Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 5 Dec 2017 23:44

It's been announced she has passed away at aged 75

I remember the Profumo affair and the scandal surrounding her and John Profumo and the sex parties he supposedly attended with her and a Mandy ???

He was married to actress Valerie Hobson and the scandal this revealed cost him his political career

Christine was said to suffer from COPD and was a big smoker as lots were before the effects of smoking to health was realised

To be honest I always thought they were call girls and knew what they were doing
If someone wanted to avail themselves of their services then they had to sure they could handle any fall out if the truth came out

KathleenBell

KathleenBell Report 5 Dec 2017 23:58

Yes, I remember the scandal too. Mandy Rice-Davies was the other girl. I remember the photo of Christine sitting on a chair facing the wrong way that they always seemed to use when the affair was mentioned on TV.

To be honest I thought she was older.

RIP.

Kath. x

maggiewinchester

maggiewinchester Report 6 Dec 2017 17:06

Christine Keeler was very young and naïve - hence she took the brunt of the actions of Westminster 'gropers'.

RIP Christine.

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 6 Dec 2017 18:18

I have read today that they were not prostitutes or call girls, and it implied Christine Keeler was a girl looking for a father figure to love. I think they were exploited by men older than them who should have known better. CK was very attractive.

RolloTheRed

RolloTheRed Report 6 Dec 2017 18:49

A weak and corrupt governrment collapsing within reft by sex and financial scandals not to mention gross incompetence. Now where on earth could that be happening again? What fourth man?

https://www.pinterest.co.uk/elisarcabrera/profumo/?lp=true

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 6 Dec 2017 19:28

she was only 17 when she got in with Mandy Rice Davies, and only 20/21 when the Profumo "affair" hit the news.

not very old at all!


OH went to France soon after it was all in the news, and ended up trying to explain it in his very limited French to a Frenchman who spoke no English :-D

It was several years after he'd passed his O levels, and had no more lessons after that!

Kay????

Kay???? Report 6 Dec 2017 21:29

Christine Keeler is now 41, and has just published her second autobiography. She and a girlfriend wrote the first in 1968 and, she says, it cheered her up enormously to have put down her own version of events. But it wasn’t truthful. “I thought it was quite right for me not to be honest. I said that I’d never been to bed with a man for money; it was a pack of lies, in other words. It was a whitewash on myself.”


Christine Keeler obituary: the woman at the heart of the Profumo affair
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She says that the new book, Nothing But... (New English Library, £1.50) is entirely truthful. She took an advance copy to her parents. “They’ve taken it all very well indeed, they’ve been marvellous. I told them I was going on TV a few weeks ago, and my mother said: ‘People should know that you weren’t a prostitute,’ and I said: ‘I wasn’t exactly innocent.’ I said to Dad: ‘You’re going to read a few things about me. I was a bit of a goer.’ Dad said: ‘We always suspected something.


""Nothing But"" gives her honest account.

RolloTheRed

RolloTheRed Report 6 Dec 2017 21:33

The person who ran the sex parties was Stephen Ward who lived in a Chelsea Mews. He committed suicide.

Profumo, then a rising Tory star and Defence Minister (at a time when the UK packed a considerable military punch ) and the Russian Military Attache were both sleeping (at different times) with Keeler and MRD.

No wonder a Daily Express front page had the headline "Watch Out Spring's About" juxtaposed with Keeler. The true meaning must have been opaque to most of its readers. The whole fiasco went down badly with Joe Smith who narrowly voted Labour in the 1964 election ushering in Wilson and the beginnings of people who had passed the 11+ going to university for free.

Profumo took up a job as a professional charity worker at which he excelled. He got a gong of some sort.

Anybody here ever been to Cliveden? Before the National Trust tarted it up very dowdy and down at heel, rattling the teacups.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Io-n-WIcj_M

David

David Report 7 Dec 2017 07:47


Had it all happened now perhaps she would of had a newspaper column

a designer range of clothing and a range of perfumes, and a talk show.