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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th May 1953 Born today: Alfred Molina, London, actor (Enchanted April, Prick up your Ears)
24th May 1908 John Masefields Tragedy of Nan, premieres in London
24th May 1899 The state apartments at Kensington Palace opened to the public for the first time.
24th May 1890 Tivoli Theater of Varities opens in London
24th May 1879 James Walker's original Vauxhall toll bridge was opened up for free by the Prince of Wales.
24th May 1819 Queen Victoria is born at Kensington Palace.
The Lolita House
This is the house featured in Kubrick's 1962 classic Lolita.
Location: Highburgh House, Packhorse Road, Gerrards Cross, SL9 8JF
Description: This is the splendid 9 bedroom house used for the exterior's of Charlotte Haze's West Ramsdale, New Hampshire home featured in Stanley Kubrick's controversial 1962 adaption of Vladimir Nabkov's novel Lolita.
It was Kubrick's first production in the UK starring James Mason, Peter Sellers and Shelley Winters. Errol Flynn was due to play the lead before legal issues ruled him out.
This private landmark home is little changed in the 50+ years since the film was made.
It was listed on the market in 2014 at £1.65m.