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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th January 1899 Born today: Nevil Shute [Norway], London, novelist (On the Beach, Town Like Alice)
17th January 1886 Born today: Ronald Firbank, London, novelist (Flower Beneath the Foot)
17th January 1775 R B Sheridan's Rivals, premieres in London
17th January 1670 Highwayman Claude Duval found guilty of 6 robberies and sentenced to death.
Angels and Bermans
The famous costumiers with over 25 oscars to it's name.
Location: 119 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8AE
Description: Angels is the worlds longest-established supplier of costumes to the film, TV and public. They are a longstanding British business having supplied costumes to 27 films that have received Best Costume Oscars.
The company is also unique as having been in the same family for six consecutive generations. Morris Angel started his business here selling second-hand clothing and tailors samples from Savile Row. Morris Angels shop became popular with theatrical actors, who at that time had to purchase their own clothes and costumes for auditions and performances.
Today the shop here in Covent Garden is it's fancy dress HQ, while it's store in Hendon in it's costumiers.