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Artist or CreatorDavid Low (1891-1963)
Title or CaptionLow's topical budget
Extent1 item
Published byEvening Standard
Date06 Mar 1937
FormatArtwork
Size54.9 x 40.2cm
Techniqueblack ink/blue crayon
Embedded text or transcriptTEST AT LORDS 'Oo are yow a-pushin' of, yer Grace! The House of Lords is to try a Fork Luncheon for starving peers on Coronation Day.
GAG FOR CROONERS The B.B.C.'s partial ban on dance-band crooners is causing anxiety. Crooners may go on sit-down stike and never speak to Sir J. Reith again.
HOW TO AVOID THE NEXT WAR A scientist in U.S.A. has dis-covered how to freeze fish solid, stow them away and later to unfreeze them none the worse. The wise householder will now instal a family refrigerator in the gas-proof shelter without delay.
HIGHER THINGS ("America is more interested in music than in money just now. It will come to that in London too," - A VISITING VIOLINIST) "Away! Don't tell me how much momey I've made out of armaments today! Can't you see I'm busy?"
THE CRISIS (What crisis?) (Move along, please. You can't park here NEW PARTY FORMED The way that Apathy persists in winning elections around here shows how it needs to be organised. Low therefore has formed the Apathy Party with a policy of staying in bed in times of National Crisis. Rally to the mattress boys, for the sake of the dear old eiderdown.
CORONATION CELEBRATIONS Fears are expressed that Bonfires are not enough. A movement is afoot to make all loyal grown-ups blow a trumpet and wear a red-white-and-blue paper-hat.
Gad, sir, Lord Phut is right. It's jolly sporting of Mussolini to accept our challenge to an arms race. IN-OUT BLIMP
Person DepictedReith; John Charles Walsham (1889-1971); Lord
Low; David (1891-1963)
Colonel Blimp; (fictional)
SubjectsBehaviour
apathy
BBC
Food
fish
tableforks
Social events
street decorations
House of Lords
popular music
Politics
Armaments
social classes
Sports
crooners
investment
arms race
Social attitudes
meals
Performance
Finance
dance
frozen food
Music
cellos
elections
International relations
Nobility
Drinks
Games
Catering
Parliament
refrigeration
1937
political parties
lunch
economics
civil defence
ARP
bands
musicians
coronations
broadcasting
violinists
rowing
singers
SeriesLow's topical budget
Copyright contact detailsNorthcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT solo@solosyndication.com
Location of artworkReturned to Beaverbrook Foundation, 1998
Relates to cartoonDL1181

Show related Persons records.

Persons
CodePersonNameDatesAboutMultimediaImage
GB/BCA/621Reith; John Charles Walsham (1889-1971); Lord1889-1971   
GB/BCA/1Low; David (1891-1963)1891-1963   
GB/BCA/173Colonel Blimp; (fictional)   
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