Playboys and Mayfair Men: Crime, Class, Masculinity, and Fascism in 1930s London eBook

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In December 1937, four respectable young husbands in their twenties, all return of ace English public schools, conspired to lure to the luxurious Hyde Park Boarding house a representative of Cartier, the renowned treasure robust. There, the "Mayfair husbands" brutally bludgeoned jewel salesman Etienne Bellenger and made off with eight rings that novel would be worth approximately half a million triturates. Such well-connected young families were not supposed to appear in the prisoner’s dock at the Antique Bailey. Not surprisingly, the popular newspapers had a humor responding to the public’s insatiable appetence for news about the upper-crust rowdies and their unsavory pasts. In Tomcats and Mayfair Husbands, Angus McLaren recounts the violent robbery and sensational trial that followed. He uses the case as a fix to draw the lector into a spirited reconnaissance of key interwar social issues, from masculinity and cultural decadence to broader shake about moral discolor. In his gripping depiction of Mayfair’s ace glitterati, McLaren describes the crime in itemize, as well as the county mounty probe, the imagines, their trial, and the outcome of their confidences.

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  • ISBN-10: 1421423472
  • ISBN-13: 978-1421423470
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