If there’s one thing that celebrities love it’s the frivolous expense of a ridiculous present. Whether they’re giving or receiving the art of big, bold and bonkers gifts is a speciality of the modern celeb! Or is it?
In light of this lust for the outlandish we started doing a little research and crawled back over the last century to see if it is indeed a ‘modern’ phenomenon of celebrity culture. It turns out, that actually since the dawn of celebrity the gift of significant financial value and/or little use has been prevalent. However, there was considerably less of a penchant pre-WWII for the giving of exotic sports cars.
So there you have it. If you want to know who’s surprised who with what over the last 100 years you’re in the right place. Read on and you’ll be the wiser on Noel Coward’s Alligator and Iron Mike’s flamboyant gesture of a spectacularly priced bath tub…
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