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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
19th February 1915 Comedian Dick Emery was born in Bloomsbury, London.
19th February 1897 Charles Blondin, French tightrope walker and acrobat died from diabetes in Ealing.
19th February 1838 Jane Alsop's terrifying encounter with Spring Heeled Jack.
19th February 1401 William Sawtree, 1st English religious martyr, burned in London
Harrison Mark's Studio and Flat
Famous pornography pioneer Harrison Mark's lived and worked here
Location: 29-31 Saffron Hill, Farringdon
Description: This is the photography studio building where renowned British glamour photographer George Harrison Marks (1926-1997) lived worked. He moved into the penthouse here in the 1950's, often enjoying his subject's informally.
He directed nudist and pornographic films here, and the theme is still active here half a century later.
He founded the Kamera group of magazines with his wife, the model and actress Pamela Green.
He ran his company Maximus Films from here as a film club where customers would have to sign up for membership before being able to buy the films.
The address was then known as 1 Lilly Place, Saffron Hill.