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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

24th August 1970 Peter Sellers married Miranda Quarrygo to related location

24th August 1967 The Beatles met Maharishi Mahesh Yogi at The Park Lane Hilton.go to related location

24th August 1961 Born today: Mark Bedders Bedfored, London, rock bassist (Madness)

24th August 1961 Mad Men actor Jared Harris was born in London.

24th August 1957 Comedian Stephen Fry born in Hampstead, London.go to related location

24th August 1954 William Heatherton's Reluctant Debutante, premieres in London

24th August 1940 Luftwaffe bombs London

24th August 1591 Bachelor Poet Robert Herrick was born in Cheapside, London.

Bogarde's Hotel Splendide



Bogarde's Hotel Splendide

The cinematic hotel that never was a real hotel.

Location: 25 Mornington Crescent, London

Description: The sign up on the end gable of this house, in poor state of repair, is from the filming of a 1950's picture.

We've seen a reference it was used in The Gentle Gunman (1952) as a flat used by an IRA gunman.

More likely is it was used a cheaper set for the 1932 Brit flick Hotel Splendide starring comedian Jerry Verno as Jerry Mason, a publicity manager, who inherits a seaside hotel but is approached by a gang of crooks who have buried their loot from a robbery on the site where the hotel now stands. Mason manages to find the loot before the gang and claims the reward.

The film was made partly at Ealing Studio's, so perhaps this was nearer to film than a trip to the seaside!

The Government Art Collection includes a splendid (sorry) painting (pictured) by Arturo Di Stefano of this location.

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Bogarde's Hotel Splendide

The cinematic hotel that never was a real hotel.


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Bogarde's Hotel Splendide


Bogarde's Hotel Splendide

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