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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
9th April 1978 S Club 7 singer Rachel Stevens was born in Southgate,
9th April 1914 World, Flesh and the Devil, the 1st colour film, shown in London.
9th April 1906 Labour Leader Hugh Gaitskell was born in Kensington.
9th April 1838 The National Gallery opens in its new home off Trafalgar Square.
9th April 1413 The Coronation of Henry V in Westminster Abbey.
9th April 1269 Edmund of Crouchback, son of King Henry III was married to Lady Aveline de Forz in Westminster Abbey.
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