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Friday, 30 May 2008
A Cinematic Musical Interlude: Lay Down Your Arms (voc. Anne Shelton, from Lipstick On Your Collar)
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This is the last bit of "Lipstick On Your Collar." The song, sung by Anne Shelton, was an English hit in 1956 and, since the characters in Dennis Potter's television series either work ,, or are related to those who work, at the War Office at the time of the Suez Crisis, it was a perfect choice. But even without knowing this, and even without having seen the series which this scene brings to an end,  a viewer can enjoy this song, in this scene:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8TQ4MqzTGc&feature=related

 

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Posted on 05/30/2008 3:44 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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30 May 2008
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Lipstick on your cumberbund?
 
Unless one is, say, Lucille Ball or Carrot Top, injudiciously applied lipstick could result, as noted with disapproval by James Bond, mismatching of cuff and collar.
 
-Or flabbergast the guileful "Merovingian":