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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th September 1931 Operetta Victoria and Her Husband, premieres in London
17th September 1928 Actor Roddy McDowall (Planet of Apes, Lord Love a Duck), born in Herne Hill, London.
17th September 1924 Crackerjack comedian Peter Glaze was born in London.
17th September 1923 Sutton Vane's Outward Bound, premieres in London
17th September 1922 Born today: Ursula Howells, London, actress (Girly, Murder is Announced)
17th September 1917 Born today: Peter Bennett, London, actor (Leonides-Adv of Sir Lancelot)
17th September 1909 Born today: Elizabeth Wilkinson, professor German University College 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.