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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
4th April 1984 Michael Frayn's Benefactors premieres in London
4th April 1956 Enid Bagnold's Chalk Garden, premieres in London
4th April 1940 Born today: Bijan, Iran, mens apparel designer (Beverly Hills, NYC, London)
4th April 1929 New Moon musical opens in London
Home of Titanic's Duff-Gordons
Home of the society couple who bought their way off the Titanic.
Location: 22 Lennox Gardens, Knighsbridge, London
Description: This was the residence of Sir Cosmo Duff-Gordon and his wife Lady Lucy at the time of their survival of the Titanic in controversial circumstances.
Lucile ran one of the greatest couture houses in London, and Cosmo was one of the great blackguards of the start of the 20th Century.
They allegedly bought their way off the Titanic in a lifeboat and paid the oarsmen money not to turn back help the hundreds who were drowning.