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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th May 1953 Born today: Alfred Molina, London, actor (Enchanted April, Prick up your Ears)
24th May 1908 John Masefields Tragedy of Nan, premieres in London
24th May 1899 The state apartments at Kensington Palace opened to the public for the first time.
24th May 1890 Tivoli Theater of Varities opens in London
24th May 1879 James Walker's original Vauxhall toll bridge was opened up for free by the Prince of Wales.
24th May 1819 Queen Victoria is born at Kensington Palace.
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.