JACK BUCHANAN HOME WITH BRIDE
(Clicking on the pic will take you to the British Pathe Archive)
What Jack Buchanan was good at was selling a commodity - himself - in the context of the theatre and the silver screen. His public life was a paradigm of opulence, elegance and high fashion; all the things ordinary people aspired to.
You see, in those days, people were famous for what they did, not what other people told us they did, or indeed, neither were they famous for merely appearing on a mass medium.
And so I will extrapolate. I have not watched any of the political conferences, or the major speeches. I do not have a TV, but even so, I am not minded to watch them. They are full of hyperbole. I would rather learn what the actual effect of this new government is. Is this a bums on seats government or a room clearer?