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TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th February 1992 Comedian Benny Hill suffers his first heart attack, two months before his death.
24th February 1981 Prince Charles and Princess Diana get engaged.
24th February 1948 Minder and New Tricks actor Dennis Waterman was born in Clapham, London.
24th February 1939 Born today: George Bain, principal (London Business School)
24th February 1906 Kingsway Tramway opened from Angel, Islington to Aldwych.
24th February 1711 Handel's opera Rinaldo premieres at the Queen's Theatre.
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