The Profumo affair in popular culture: The Keeler Affair (1963) and ‘the commercial exploitation of a public scandal’

@article{Farmer2017ThePA,
  title={The Profumo affair in popular culture: The Keeler Affair (1963) and ‘the commercial exploitation of a public scandal’},
  author={Richard Farmer},
  journal={Contemporary British History},
  year={2017},
  volume={31},
  pages={452 - 470}
}
  • Richard Farmer
  • Published 3 July 2017
  • History
  • Contemporary British History
Abstract This article demonstrates that the Profumo affair, which obsessed Britain for large parts of 1963, was not simply a political scandal, but was also an important cultural event. Focussing on the production of The Keeler Affair, a feature film that figured prominently in contemporary coverage of the scandal but which has been largely overlooked since, the article shows that this film emerged from a situation in which cultural entrepreneurs, many of them associated with the satire boom… 
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