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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

24th July 1980 Actor and comedian Peter Sellars died in London after a heart attack in The Dorchester Hotel.

24th July 1956 Brendan Behan's Quare Fellow, premieres in London

24th July 1936 The Speaking Clock speaks for the first time, from Dollis Hill, London.go to related location

Dagenham on Screen



Dagenham on Screen

The building where Cole Porter's biopic was filmed.

Location: Rainham Road, Dagenham, RM10 7BN

Description: The Grade II listed Dagenham Civic Centre was featured in the movie biography of Cole Porter called De-Lovely. It starred Kevin Kline as the American Composer, and they did a musical number here despite it supposed to be based in Hollywood!

The foundation stone of this impressive art deco building was laid by Lord Snell, Chairman of London County Council in 1936.

The architect was E Berry Webber in mulberry stockbrick with imposing Portland stone entrance and portico. Recently refurbished interior has excellent art deco ceilings and botticino marble stairs and foyer.


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Dagenham on Screen

The building where Cole Porter's biopic was filmed.


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