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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
25th August 1919 1st scheduled passenger service by airplane (Paris-London)
25th August 1907 Noted publisher Desmond Flower was born in London.
25th August 1867 English scientist Michael Faraday died at home at Hampton Court.
25th August 1776 Admiral Sir Thomas Bladen Capel was born in London.
25th August 1632 Elizabethan dramatist and pamphleteer Thomas Dekker died in London.
25th August 1537 The Honourable Artillery Company is formed in London.
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