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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
26th July 1973 Peter Shaffers Equus, premieres in London
26th July 1973 Underworld actress Kate Beckinsale born in London.
26th July 1966 England beat Portugal 2-1 at Wembley Stadium to reach the World Cup Final.
26th July 1950 Born today: Susan George, London England, actress (Straw Dogs, Mandingo)
26th July 1895 Born today: Jerry Verno, London England, actor (River of Unrest, Sweeney Todd)
26th July 1895 Born today: Robert Graves, London England, writer/poet (I Claudius) [or 6/26]
26th July 1891 Henry James' American, premieres in London
26th July 1842 Born today: Alfred Marshall, London, economist
26th July 1802 Born today: Winthrop Mackworth Praed, London, poet/politician
Italian Job: Charlie's Flat
Charlie's classic sixties London flat in The Italian Job.
Location: 18 Denbigh Close, Notting Hill
Description: This is the location in the classic 1969 British heist film 'The Italian Job' where Charlie Croker's flat is located. Laura throws the female clothes of Charlie's girlfriends out of his Sixties-junk cluttered flat here.
The Italian Job is a 1969 British caper film, written by Troy Kennedy Martin, produced by Michael Deeley and directed by Peter Collinson. Subsequent television showings and releases on video have established it as something of a national institution in the UK.
In November 2004, the magazine Total Film named The Italian Job the 27th greatest British film of all time.The line 'You were only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!', said by Michael Caine in the film, was voted the favourite film one-liner in a 2003 poll of 1,000 film fans.
Tagged in this Tour: Sir Michael Caine's London