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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
28th May 1908 Born today: Ian Lancaster Fleming, London England, author (James Bond)
28th May 1897 Born today: Henry Kendall, London, actor (Amazing Quest, Shadow, Rich and Strange)
28th May 1858 Dion Boucicault's Foul Play, premieres in London
28th May 1742 1st indoor swimming pool opens (Goodman's Fields, London)
28th May 1728 Celebrated satirical painter William Hogarth successfully sues agent Joshua Morris.
Two Legends under One Roof
Home to Michael Caine and Terrence Stamp in 1960
Location: 12 Ennismore Gardens, Knightsbridge, SW7
Description: The year was 1960 and Michael Caine and Terrance Stamp were good friends and trying to make a name as actors.
Money was tight and both men were struggling - and so to this 'one' bedroom flat just south of Hyde Park.
Yes you have guessed it - to acting legends that would go onto be 'bigger' than Jupitor once downsized from Harley Street to live at this very small address.
The cost of renting in London then was a lot cheaper than today, that said, they agreed that whichever was earning would pay the rent.
And as luck would have it, or not in the career sense, Michael lived rent free at the beginning!
Tagged in this Tour: Sir Michael Caine's London