Wednesday, 11 June 2008

134: Tom Driberg 6

in “Punch” 20 march 1984

It’s a common comic practice to exploit some famous name’s associations for instant recognition (i.e Sylvia Plath – British Gas Spokeswoman for 1963). In 1984, some seven years after the publication of “Ruling Passions”, it’s still Tom Driberg whom the humorists of “Punch” think of when they’re searching for the celebrity whose name will best encapsulate and evoke predatory homosexual lavatorial fumblings. Some reputation and legacy.

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