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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th March 1969 Fashion designer Alexander McQueen was born in Lewisham, London.
17th March 1954 Born today: Lesley-Anne Down, London, actress (A Little Night Music, Moonraker)
17th March 1954 Born today: Wally Stocker, London, rock vocalist/guitarist (Babys-Missing You)
17th March 1931 Born today: Eunice Gayson, London England, actress (Dr No, From Russia With Love)
17th March 1928 The first James Bond girl, from Dr No, actress Eunice Gayson was born in Croydon.
17th March 1921 Dr Marie Stopes opens Britain's 1st birth control clinic (London)
17th March 1904 The Daily Mirror's Handcuff challenge to Harry Houdini at the Alhambra Theatre.
17th March 1845 Rubber band patented by Stephen Perry of London
17th March 1789 Born today: Edmund Kean, London England, tragic actor (Shylock)
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.