Amazing things about December 1:
» The Pope declared in 1966 that Catholics were allowed to eat meat on Friday, except during Lent.
» Sandra Dee, of Look At Me, I'm Sandra Dee fame, got married to Pete Waterman's favourite singer, Bobby Darin, on this day in 1960.
» Gilbert and Sullivan's operetta, HMS Pinafore, opened in 1879. It was most memorably performed in The Simpsons, with Sideshow Bob and Bart playing all the roles.
» Charlene Tilton, who played Juicy Lucy, the poison dwarf with the big tits in Dallas, is 45 today. She shares her birthday with Bette Midler, who is 58. And top waxworks lady Madame Tussaud was born on this day in 1761.
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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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