Wednesday, February 08, 2023

Found item

This is too delicious not to pass on. The Los Angeles Times, on February 8, 1952, reported the coronation in a fashion it today calls "cheeky."

She continued to strive to be a "good queen," whatever that means. If anything.

Her coronation is my first memory of seeing a "world event" on television in flickering black and white. I guess it could then still be considered something of a "world event" since Britain was still very much a world empire, though that wouldn't last long. And the royal family then was something more than a source of gossip, though just what it meant was already up for grabs.

The current Los Angeles Times publishes surprisingly good national political coverage. It helps to be in a sizable market outside the East Coast bubble.

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