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March 11, 2006 | Jon Thurber, Times Staff Writer
Wealthy, handsome and married to a film star, John Profumo was near the top of Britain's social and political stratum in the early 1960s. As the country's war minister, Profumo was prominently mentioned as a future Conservative Party prime minister. Many believed the top post was his for the taking. But after 1963, his surname seldom appeared in print without the word "scandal" appearing after it. Such words as "tawdry" and "squalid" were often used in the sentence as well.
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March 11, 2006 | Jon Thurber, Times Staff Writer
Wealthy, handsome and married to a film star, John Profumo was near the top of Britain's social and political stratum in the early 1960s. As the country's war minister, Profumo was prominently mentioned as a future Conservative Party prime minister. Many believed the top post was his for the taking. But after 1963, his surname seldom appeared in print without the word "scandal" appearing after it. Such words as "tawdry" and "squalid" were often used in the sentence as well.
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March 16, 1989 | BART MILLS and NINA J. EASTON, Easton is a Times staff writer. Mills is a free-lance writer. Sue Summers in London contributed to this story. and
In bringing "Scandal" to the screen, the iconoclastic Palace Productions had to overcome church objections, threatened lawsuits and widespread opposition to the notion of raking up the details of a sex scandal that toppled a British government more than a quarter century ago. But now, just as "Scandal" is gaining popularity in British theaters, its producers face an even bigger hurdle: the Motion Picture Association of America has made the rare decision to tag it with an X-rating.
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March 16, 1989 | BART MILLS and NINA J. EASTON, Easton is a Times staff writer. Mills is a free-lance writer. Sue Summers in London contributed to this story. and
In bringing "Scandal" to the screen, the iconoclastic Palace Productions had to overcome church objections, threatened lawsuits and widespread opposition to the notion of raking up the details of a sex scandal that toppled a British government more than a quarter century ago. But now, just as "Scandal" is gaining popularity in British theaters, its producers face an even bigger hurdle: the Motion Picture Association of America has made the rare decision to tag it with an X-rating.
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December 30, 1986 | DON COOK and TYLER MARSHALL, Times Staff Writers
Harold Macmillan, who overcame a crippling shyness and years of political obscurity to become one of the most successful British prime ministers of the post-World War II era, died Monday at age 92, his family said. Macmillan's grandson, Viscount Macmillan of Ovendon, said in a statement that his grandfather died peacefully at his home in Sussex in southern England after a short illness. Macmillan had been in poor health for some time after a bout of pneumonia. A private funeral was planned.
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January 23, 1994
Yevgeny Ivanov, 68, the Russian spy involved in the 1960s Profumo sex scandal that nearly brought down the British government. As a Soviet military intelligence officer in London in the early 1960s, Ivanov began seeing Christine Keeler, who was also sexually involved with John Profumo, the British secretary of state for war. When questions were raised about a possible security breach, Profumo at first denied knowing Keeler, then admitted to the affair and resigned June 5, 1963.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 23, 1993 | KEVIN THOMAS, Compiled by Michael Wilmington
Following are The Times' recommendations for today's schedule of the American Film Institute International Film Festival, with commentary by the film reviewing staff. All screenings at Laemmle's Sunset 5, 8000 Sunset. Information: (213) 466-1767. Recommended: "THE GREAT UNPLEASANTNESS"(U.S.; Dorne Pentes; 1:40, 4:05, 6:50 & 9:05 p.m.).
SPORTS
May 16, 1989 | SHIRLEY MARLOW
The first men to break the gender barrier at Wheaton College--that's 82 men on a campus of 1,150 students--say it has been a turbulent year, but they will be back. "It was awkward at first, walking into a class of, say, 40 women. You feel like a minority, but by the end of the semester everyone was talking openly," said Jonathan Hart, a Greenwich, Conn., first-year student at the Norton, Mass., college. Hart is a member of a male rock group named, appropriately enough, the Outnumbered.
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March 6, 1999 | From Times Wire Services
Lord Denning, who in a long and distinguished British judicial career led the investigation into the Profumo affair, one of his country's most notorious sex and politics scandals, has died. Denning died Friday at the Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester, England. He was 100. British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who as a young lawyer appeared before Denning, called him "one of the great men of his age."
ENTERTAINMENT
April 8, 1989 | DANIEL CERONE
After narrowly losing an appeal to lift an X rating, the producers of "Scandal" said Friday that they would re-edit an orgy scene and resubmit the film Monday in hopes of being granted a more commercially viable R rating from the Motion Picture Assn. of America. Producer Steve Woolley, who flew from London to New York Thursday, said he does not intend to shorten the orgy scene but will construct a less explicit version this weekend with previously unused footage. An association appeals board voted 8-7 Thursday to retain the X rating issued to the film last month.
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December 30, 1986 | DON COOK and TYLER MARSHALL, Times Staff Writers
Harold Macmillan, who overcame a crippling shyness and years of political obscurity to become one of the most successful British prime ministers of the post-World War II era, died Monday at age 92, his family said. Macmillan's grandson, Viscount Macmillan of Ovendon, said in a statement that his grandfather died peacefully at his home in Sussex in southern England after a short illness. Macmillan had been in poor health for some time after a bout of pneumonia. A private funeral was planned.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 25, 2014 | By David Ng
The latest musical from Andrew Lloyd Webber has posted a closing notice on London's West End just two months after opening. "Stephen Ward," based on the 1960s British political scandal surrounding John Profumo, opened in December at the Aldwych Theatre in London to tepid reviews and will close on March 29. The musical's closure marks a setback in Lloyd Webber's attempted comeback following the poor reception in London for "Love Never Dies," his...
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April 26, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Thomas Corbally, a businessman and New York socialite cloaked in mystery and involved in international intrigue, has died in Manhattan. He was 83. Corbally died April 15 of complications from heart disease, said his third wife, Renee. Corbally had long been associated with Kroll Associates, a security consulting firm, and had friendships with Hollywood stars, business leaders and such international luminaries as Mother Teresa, Sir Jimmy Goldsmith of Britain and King Hussein of Jordan.
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