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Artist or CreatorVicky [Victor Weisz]
Title or CaptionOld Vicky's Almanack for 1957
Extent1 item
Published byDaily Mirror
Date01 Jan 1957
FormatArtwork
Size54.5 x 69cm
Techniqueink/blue crayon
Embedded text or transcriptJANUARY: Enthusiastic welcome for the Premier as Parliament reassembles. Tea, bread dearer. The Daily Mail praises Mr. Bevan. Diana Dors refuses to be photographed. New hope in Suez talks. Mr. K. starts "Drink more milk" campaign in Russia. Smog.
FEBRUARY: Successful launching of first Earth satellite starts world crisis as millions of people want to emigrate. Sir Anthony Eden sends a Valentine to Ike. Mr. Butler says Mr. Aubrey Jones is the best Minister of Fuel we have. Snow, ice, blizzards, fog.
Hero of the U.S.S.R.
MARCH: Mr. K. unveils statue of the rehabilitated Leon Trotsky in Moscow. The Daily Telegraph praises Mr. Bevan. Nasser's fall reported to be imminent. Gas, electricity, butter dearer. Cost of living index up by a quarter of a point. Gales.
APRIL: The Chancellor leaves for the Plateau to introduce his Recovery Budget. Income Tax, surtax and purchase tax up. Mr. Butler says Mr. Macmillan is the best Chancellor we have. The Times praises Mr. Bevan. Showers.
Nyet, nyet! Not that!
MAY: Call-up of Elvis Presley by the U>S> Army creates panic in the Red Army. Tories lose a by-election and claim result as a vote of confidence for the Prime Minister. Deadlock in Suez negotiations. Tea and sugar dearer. Floods, gales.
Join the 'Live-in-a-tent' movement
JUNE: Unexpected consequences of the lifting of rent restrictions. The Daily Express praises Mr. Bevan. Gold and dollar reserves drop to lowest ever; Treasury seeks loan from Monte Carlo. Premier denies resignation rumours. Sun.
JULY: An exciting new dance, the waltz, sweeps the country. Drop in price of cooking apples steadies cost of living index. Sabrina says she wants to act in Shakespeare. Hopeful turn in Suez negotiations. Fares up. Sugar dearer Drought.
AUGUST: The Prime Minister on holiday in Blackpool denies rumours of his imminent resignation. The Times, Daily Mail and Daily Herald praise Mr. Bevan. Nasser's position reported to be precarious. Bread, tobacco dearer. Heat wave.
Unfair to Sabrina
Unfair to Dors
Unfair to Lollo
SEPTEMBER: Serious riots in Paris at the latest fashion shows. M.P.s want B.B.C. to stop broadcasting weather forecasts as it spreads alarm and despondency. Diana Dors says she is tired of reading about Diana Dors. Tea prices doubled. Storms, hail.
OCTOBER: Enthusiastic welcome for the Prime Minster at the Tory Party Conference at Brighton. The Daily Mirror praises Mr. Bevan. International situation improves as Mr. K. takes to Coca-Cola. Suez talks reach critical stage. Rain, thunder storms. We still like Ike
Stick to Dick
NOVEMBER: Start of Presidential Election campaign immobilises U.S. policy for next three years. Mr. Butler says Mr. Butler is the best Lord Privy Seal we have. Port and pheasant dearer. Fares up. Vicky and Tribune attack Mr. Bevan. Fog.
DECEMBER: Stirring appeal by Dr. Hill to tighten our belts and pull in our tummies. Fire Brigade called to Chequers as Suez Canal still flows through Lady Eden's drawing room. Petrol, bread, milk dearer. Mr. K. sends good-will greetings to all. Snow
Person DepictedKhrushchev; Nikita Sergeyevich (1894-1971)
Eden; Anthony, (1897-1977); Earl of Avon,
Trotsky; Leon (1879-1940)
Bulganin; Nikolai Alexandrovich (1895-1975)
Kaganovich; Lazar M.
Malenkov; Georgi (1901-1988)
Molotov; Vyacheslav Mikhailovich (1890-1986)
Macmillan; Harold (Maurice Harold) (1894-1986); 1st Earl of Stockton
Presley; Elvis (1935-1977)
Eisenhower; Dwight D. (Dwight David) (1890-1969)
Nixon; Richard M. (Richard Milhous), (1913-1994)
Dulles; John Foster (1888-1959)
Hill; Charles (1904-1989); Baron Hill of Luton
SubjectsAmerican
Armed forces
Blackpool
Brighton
Budgets
Camping
Clothing and dress
Coca Cola
Conservative Party
Department of Energy
Design and invention
Drinks
Egypt
Festivals and customs
Food
Forecasting
Fuel
Games
HM Treasury
International relations
Leadership
Migration
Monaco
Monte Carlo
Moscow
Parliament
Photography
Politics
Prices
Rehabilitation
Resignations
Russia
Russian
Sciences
Seaside
Seasons
Smoking
Sports
St Valentine's Day
Suez
Transport
UK
USA
VAT
Weather
air transport
alcohol
almanacks
art
blizzards
bread
broadcasting
by-elections
conferences
dance
dollars
droughts
economics
elections
emigration
fashions
fire brigades
fog
gales
game birds
gold
golf
government departments
government ministers
hail
heatwaves
helicopters
housing
income tax
inflation
milk
mods
national dress
occultism
periodicals
petrol
pheasants
pin-ups
playing-cards
political parties
politicians
port
poultry
presidential elections
press
price rises
prophecy
rain
rent
reserves
satellites
sculpture
services
showers
smog
snow
spacecraft
statues
storms
sun
surtax
taxation
tea
teddy boys
tobacco
waltzes
wine
youths
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Location of artworkReturned to Beaverbrook Foundation, 1998
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CodePersonNameDatesAboutMultimediaImage
GB/BCA/460Khrushchev; Nikita Sergeyevich (1894-1971)1894-1971   
GB/BCA/216Eden; Anthony, (1897-1977); Earl of Avon1897-1977   
GB/BCA/45Trotsky; Leon (1879-1940)1879-1940   
GB/BCA/745Bulganin; Nikolai Alexandrovich (1895-1975)1895-1975   
GB/BCA/1853Kaganovich; Lazar M.   
GB/BCA/765Malenkov; Georgi (1901-1988)1901-1988   
GB/BCA/533Molotov; Vyacheslav Mikhailovich (1890-1986)1890-1986   
GB/BCA/497Macmillan; Harold (Maurice Harold) (1894-1986); 1st Earl of Stockton1894-1986   
GB/BCA/3500Presley; Elvis (1935-1977)1935-1977   
GB/BCA/220Eisenhower; Dwight D. (Dwight David) (1890-1969)1890-1969   
GB/BCA/1149Nixon; Richard M. (Richard Milhous), (1913-1994)1913-1994    
GB/BCA/311Dulles; John Foster (1888-1959)1888-1959   
GB/BCA/1131Hill; Charles (1904-1989); Baron Hill of Luton1904-1989   
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