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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th April 1963 Princess Alexandra of Kent was married to Angus Ogilvy in Westminster Abbey.
24th April 1960 Born today: Paula Yates, London England, Mrs Bob Geldof/rocker/writer (Blondes)
24th April 1936 Born today: Jill Ireland, London, actress (Breakout, Assassination, Chino)
24th April 1867 St. George's Hall Theatre in Langham Place was opened (demolished 1966).
24th April 1731 Author Daniel Defoe died in London trying to evade debtors.
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.