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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.
Jackie Collins Home
The London home of author Jackie Collins.
Location: Hamilton Terrace, Swiss Cottage
Description: This stunning residence is where the great author Jackie Collins resided from the late 1960's before she returned to Los Angeles in 1982 to write her most famous book, Hollywood Wives.
The Hampstead-born novelist lived here with her second husband, Oscar Lerman (owner of then celebrity hotspot Tramp on Jermyn Street), and daughters Tiffany and Rory. Collins other daughter Tracy from her first marriage to Wallace Austin also resided here.
The beautiful period properties on the wide tree-lined road frequently sell for several million pounds have not seen parties like those that the glamorous writer hosted in the 70s and 80s.