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#ldnont history mystery: A London icon & a TV sitcom bathtub joke

- April 13th, 2012

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Dreama Walker (in the tub) and her tormentor & roomie Krysten Ritter in Don’t Trust the Bitch in Apartment 23. Courtesy of the-burg.com

When a bright new sitcom mentions a #ldnont icon in its debut & the joke has one of the stars in the tub . . . well, all JBNBlog can say is rub-a-dub-dub.

It didn’t hurt that Don’t Trust the Bitch in Apartment 23 also had that icon’s famous partner mentioned too as part of the jest. Somewhat faulty hearing prevents a full recount of the joke which appeared to have the Chloe (love child of Holly Golightly & Satan) telling June (naive Hoosier with Bird inner fire taking on the Big Apple) whatever June is up or down to in the tub was okay . . .

Courtesy of camewiththeframe.tumblr.com who has  better ears:

Chloe to June: “I have a long-standing sexual relationship with that tub…It’s like I’m (ICON PARTNER) and that tub is (LONDON ICON).”

It is difficult to imagine the two NYC women in JBNBlog’s favourite show 2 Broke Girls — which is I Love Lucy with tall Lucy as the set up part of the team (but not always) & an Ethel finally free of Fred Mertz — mentioning those two ICONS in their bathtub scenes. But then the broke women live in Williamsburg.

Anyway. For the usual prizes, who is the LONDON ICON? Bonus point, easy to get if you know the ICON, who is the famous partner?

Extra bonus point if you share an ICONecdote.

One clue: A confrontation within the icon’s family over possible career choices can be regarded as the greatest ever #ldnont art vs. commerce battle.

 

That plaque about Sir Adam Beck? It has been found, it’s been found! Yay

- April 13th, 2012

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The sought-after plaque: Courtesy of Thames Valley District school board & thanks to Richard Hoffman

JBNBlog is happy to pass along the answer to a #ldnont history mystery. That Beck plaque? Well, there it was at the TVDSB HQ all along. My former LFP colleague Richard Hoffman graciously passed along the photo & this note:

James,
I remember reading in your blog that there seemed to be a bit of a mystery about the whereabouts of the Sir Adam Beck historical plaque. I’m not sure if the mystery has since been solved by, as you see in the attached photo, it is located in the front entrance of the Thames Valley District School Board’s Education Centre at 1250 Dundas St. E. – the former Sir Adam Beck high school.

(I received a call from your reader Colin Campbell and relayed the info to him)

Hope all is well. cheers
Richard Hoffman, Public Affairs Coordinator
Thames Valley District School Board, 1250 Dundas St. London N6A 5L1

JBNBlog thanks all & one who pursued this so diligently. Colin was the one who began the search. Hooray.