Amazing things about November 26:
» The makers of Casablanca took out a $100,000 insurance policy on star Humphrey Bogart, as his bonkers wife had threatened to have him killed before the end of filming over his rumoured infidelity.
» Kate Winslet made her first and, mercifully, last attempt at pop stardom when she released What If in 2001.
» Danny La Rue received an OBE for services to the big glittery frocks industry in 2002.
» Tina Turner is 63 today. She is a practising Buddhist.
» La Cicciolina, the topless-model-turned-Italian-MP, is 52 today. her most recent attention-grabbing stunt was to offer herself to Saddam Hussein in exchange for world piece.
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According to Marxist theory, cultural forms such as opera, classical music and the literary works of Shakespeare all fall under the heading of high culture. Low culture refers to a wide variety of cultural themes that are characterised by their consumption by the masses.
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