Fitzrovia revisited

Today is the 99th birthday of the elegant, eccentric Julian Maclaren-Ross, the English writer described by his biographer as “part Oscar Wilde, part Hollywood heavy”. He died in 1964, but in his honour we’re off to Fitzrovia, London’s bedsit Parnassus which inspired and witnessed the louche bohemian’s greatest triumphs and travails.

You may recall we visited Fitzrovia a few months ago, but this video by Paolo Sedazzari is a much more comprehensive account, expanding the focus to include not just the area’s roaring days, but its origins and uncertain future as well.

More on Julian Maclaren-Ross here.



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