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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th August 1967 The Beatles met Maharishi Mahesh Yogi at The Park Lane Hilton.
24th August 1961 Born today: Mark Bedders Bedfored, London, rock bassist (Madness)
24th August 1961 Mad Men actor Jared Harris was born in London.
24th August 1957 Comedian Stephen Fry born in Hampstead, London.
24th August 1954 William Heatherton's Reluctant Debutante, premieres in London
24th August 1940 Luftwaffe bombs London
24th August 1591 Bachelor Poet Robert Herrick was born in Cheapside, London.
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.