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I'm sorry, I'll read that again [Jan. 7th, 2018|11:03 am]
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From the Guardian's Corrections and Clarifications column:
A review of Peggy Seeger's memoir quotes her description of her early impressions of Ewan MacColl and how they fell in love, saying he had a "hairy, fat, naked belly poking out, and was clad in ill-fitting trousers, suspenders, no shirt, a ragged jacket and a filthy lid of stovepipe hat aslant like a garbage can". The context we omitted was that MacColl was appearing in a production of The Threepenny Opera (First Time Ever, 30 December, page 5, Review).

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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2018-01-07 11:15 am (UTC)
I did wonder about the stove pipe hat. I know McColl was ahead of his time but I found it hard to believe he was dressing like a hippie in 1956.
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2018-01-07 12:11 pm (UTC)
Oh, well spotted! I was diverted by the number of Americanisms in this brief passage - including, I suspect, your stovepipe hat!

Edited at 2018-01-07 03:32 pm (UTC)
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