Sunbathers in Hyde Park; 1956
© Henry Grant Collection/Museum of London
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People sunbathing in Hyde Park with Marble Arch and the Odeon cinema in the background. The attendant is selling tickets for the deckchairs which are available for hire in the park. The Odeon which was originally a ‘Regal’ cinema, opened in 1928. The façade of the building was made from Portland Stone and featured columns and statues however in 1964 it was thought too small and the building was demolished and a larger cinema complex was built in its place.
1956 AD - 1956 AD