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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
26th May 1966 Actress Helena Bonham Carter born in Golders Green, London.
26th May 1951 Vaughan Williams Pilgrim's Progress, premieres in London
26th May 1942 Anglo-Soviet Treaty signed in London
26th May 1906 The current Vauxhall bridge was officially opened by the Prince of Wales.
26th May 1893 Born today: Eugene Goossens, London England, conductor/composer (Perseus)
26th May 1839 The first burial in newly-opened Highgate Cemetery.
The Paradine Case & Hitchcock
Hitchcock's final film and a luxurious film location
Location: 60 Portland Place, off Weymouth Street, W1B 1NL
Description: 'The Paradine Case' is a 1947 American courtroom drama film, set in England, directed by Alfred Hitchcock and produced by David O. Selznick.
The film stars Gregory Peck, Ann Todd, Alida Valli, Charles Laughton, Charles Coburn, Ethel Barrymore and Louis Jourdan.
It tells of an English barrister who falls in love with a woman who is accused of murder, and how it affects his relationship with his wife.
And so to this film location...yep, in this last picture by Alfred Hitchcock, this was the luxurious home of lawyer Anthony Keane (Gregory Peck).