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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.
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).