Monday, 19 March 2018 14:04

1978 FIFA World Cup TM on ZANI

The 11th staging of the World Cup TM was held in Argentina in 1978. The competition logo was based on the signature gesture of former President Juan Peron i.e., a salute to the crowd with both arms extended above his head. The design was had been in 1974, two years prior to the military coup in 1976. And whilst they tried to change the competition's logo, the design was already broadly commercialized and merchandise had already been made. A forced modification would automatically trigger a litany of lawsuits. against the country, and so the government dropped their objections.
Published in Sport
It seems like an implausible scenario now, but there was once a day when the sun beat down on Wembley Stadium, an England side had just rammed four past Germany, and the World Cup was on its way to Lancaster Gate. That day was July 30, 1966, a date that every true Englander knows as well as the Battle of Hastings, the declaration of World War II, or the death of Princess Diana. It represented the completion of an impossible dream, forged by many years of toil, ingenuity and fortitude.
Published in Sport
Tuesday, 27 September 2016 17:55

Joséphine Baker: The First Black Superstar

A look at the life of the pioneering black entertainer Josephine Baker.
Published in Video of the Week

This excerpt from La Révolution française (1989) depicts events leading to the fall of the Bastille on July 14th 1789. Among the historical figures shown are Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, Jacques Necker, Georges Danton, Camille Desmoulins and the Bastille's governor, Bernard de Launay. For more information on the fall of the Bastille and the French Revolution
Published in Culture
Sunday, 20 September 2015 14:07

Bohemian Paradise – The Beat Hotel, Paris

“When good Americans die, they go to Paris.”

Oscar Wilde
Wilde may not have been an American, but he was good (and his words and work are still a source of inspiration). Oscar Wilde died penniless at the Hôtel d'Alsace, Paris, 30th November 1900, three years after being exiled from England.

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