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    robuca is offline Newbie
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    Default Spangled Glory

    Please help me on this:

    "Shirley Bassey in all her big-haired, spangled glory, it was a classic mew London night." (Brown, Tina - The Diana Chronicles, p. 281, doubleday ed., 2007, NYC)

    Does the bold-face has anything to do with American National Anthem? Thank you!

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    Default Re: Spangled Glory

    Quote Originally Posted by robuca View Post
    Please help me on this:

    "Shirley Bassey in all her big-haired, spangled glory, it was a classic mew London night." (Brown, Tina - The Diana Chronicles, p. 281, doubleday ed., 2007, NYC)

    Does the bold-face has anything to do with American National Anthem? Thank you!
    Well Shirley Bassey is a British singer (remember "Goldfinger"?) so I doubt this is a reference to the USA national anthem.

    A spangle is a tiny metallic disc that sparkles in the light. The writer is describing how she looked on the stage. When she was on the stage she did have a commanding stage presence (glory)

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    Default Re: Spangled Glory

    Quote Originally Posted by robuca View Post
    Please help me on this:

    "Shirley Bassey in all her big-haired, spangled glory, it was a classic mew London night." (Brown, Tina - The Diana Chronicles, p. 281, doubleday ed., 2007, NYC)

    Does the bold-face has anything to do with American National Anthem? Thank you!
    Shirley Bassey [who is Welsh] is noted for her brilliant and fantastic clothes on stage, often covered with sequins. This is a typical example: http://tinyurl.com/352qmv

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