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Artist or CreatorDavid Low (1891-1963)
Title or CaptionLow's topical budget
Extent1 item
Published byEvening Standard
Date11 Dec 1937
FormatArtwork
Size57.7 x 39.6cm
Techniqueblack ink/blue crayon
Embedded text or transcriptJAPANESE EFFICIENCY
Increased practice in blasting foreigners and apologising is perfecting official procedure. Arrangements are being made to save time by having Hon. offence and Hon. regrets start off simultaneously.
CINEMA CRISIS, 1000000, B.C.
"Prehistoric cave paintings show that Early Artists were familiar with cinema technique" say experts, making a great discovery. No doubt, also, even in those days there was grizzling about how British pictures had no chance against the Hollywood stuff from Altamira.
PILTDOWN ODIUM LOVES OF A MAMMOTH
AIR DEFENCE (SSH!)
The Govt. is preserving strict secrecy about it's balloon barrage scheme. Trials have taken place, but with the aid of cotton-wool clouds enemy spies have been completely foiled. Clever feller, that Inskip.
QUESTION TIME AT MINISTRY OF HEALTH
This being open season for questions at Kingsley Wood's, 100000 pension-minded spinsters are to pry into his private life at an early date.
Questionnaire
"DANGEROUS RED" DEPT.
Mickey Mouse having been suppressed in Jugoslavia as subversive propaganda, strenuous attempts are expected to execute Donald Duck for impersonating a certain dictator.
HIT AND MUSS AND THEIR AXIS
Annexed (By Order)
BALANCE BY BLIMP
Gad, sir, the General is right. Hore-Belisha has so lowered the dignity of the Army that no decent enemy will want to go to war with us.
Person DepictedWood; Kingsley (1881-1943); Sir
Donald Duck
Hitler; Adolf (1889-1945)
Mussolini; Benito (1883-1945)
Low; David (1891-1963)
Colonel Blimp; (fictional)
Subjectscinemas
China
Yugoslavia
swastika
USA
Japan
film industry
Flags
Performance
Hollywood
diplomacy
cavepeople
Emblems
women
Insurance
Defence
Sports
stars
Bureaucracy
juggling
artillery
censorship
International relations
Games
pensions
prehistory
foreign policy
Wars
Weapons
civil defence
ARP
Armed forces
spinsters
government departments
bicycles
barrage balloons
axis powers
Questionnaires
Department of Health
SeriesLow's topical budget
Copyright contact detailsNorthcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT solo@solosyndication.com
Location of artworkReturned to Beaverbrook Foundation, 1998
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CodePersonNameDatesAboutMultimediaImage
GB/BCA/722Wood; Kingsley (1881-1943); Sir1881-1943   
GB/BCA/2255Donald Duck   
GB/BCA/394Hitler; Adolf (1889-1945)1889-1945Born in Austria. Politician and leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party (Nazi Party). He served as German chancellor from 1933-1945 and head of state (Fuhrer) from 1934-1945. He established a single-party dictatorship based on the totalitarian and autocratic ideals of national socialism. He gained support for his views on German nationalism, anti-Semitism, anti-capitalism and anti-communism through his impassioned speeches and propaganda. He wanted to establish a New Order of absolute rule in Europe and pursued a policy of seizing land by force for the Aryan people.  
GB/BCA/58Mussolini; Benito (1883-1945)1883-1945   
GB/BCA/1Low; David (1891-1963)1891-1963   
GB/BCA/173Colonel Blimp; (fictional)   
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