FILM : Blind Date
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
Blind Date 1959 Joseph Losey, Hardy Kruger, Stanley Baker, Gordon Jackson Chelsea, Westminster, Hyde Park Corner, Belgravia, Millbank, Chelsea, London and Heathrow
Director : Joseph Losey   Production Company : Sydney Box Associates, Independent Artists  Region : LONDON A-B

A Dutch painter hurries to keep a rendezvous with an elegant, sophisticated Frenchwoman, slightly his elder, whose relationship with him had turned from art student into one of love trysts.

Also known as 'Chance Meeting' (US Title)

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Blind Date aka Chance Meeting [DVD] [1959]

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Blind Date - Original pic. On the steps of the
Blind Date

bd000. Original pic. On the steps of the "Police Station", Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea.

bd000n. Now. On the steps of the "Police Station", Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea.

Blind Date - Thames Embankment, Hungerford and Waterloo Bridges in the distance, and also the South Bank shot tower, I think; around which Richard Widmark ran in
Blind Date

bd001. Thames Embankment, Hungerford and Waterloo Bridges in the distance, and also the South Bank shot tower, I think; around which Richard Widmark ran in "Night and the City"; and which I thought was demolished to make way for the South Bank / Festival Hall / Festival of Britain Exhibition in 1951, BUT, the film was made in 1959, so perhaps the shot tower was pulled down for the building of the Shell Centre, a bit later. Who can confirm?

bd001n. Now. Thanks to Carl Lieder.

Blind Date - Scaffolding of the Shell Center, and part of County Hall, but the shot tower seems to be to the left of the white building, the Festival Hall!?! I'm confused. Help please. 'The shot tower was pulled down for the building of the Queen Elizabeth Hall which was started in 1965, so the tower would have been standing in 1959. It was used as part of the Festival of Britain in 1951, and was one of the exhibits. 
http://www.packer34.freeserve.co.uk/southbank.htm. This web site give info on it.' ~ Ray Simmons.
Blind Date

bd002. Scaffolding of the Shell Center, and part of County Hall, but the shot tower seems to be to the left of the white building, the Festival Hall!?! I'm confused. Help please. 'The shot tower was pulled down for the building of the Queen Elizabeth Hall which was started in 1965, so the tower would have been standing in 1959. It was used as part of the Festival of Britain in 1951, and was one of the exhibits. http://www.packer34.freeserve.co.uk/southbank.htm. This web site give info on it.' ~ Ray Simmons.

bd002n. Now. Thanks Carl, again.

Blind Date - Hardy Kreuger jumped off the bus at the Embankment, and now he's at Hyde Park Corner, about a mile to the east.
Blind Date

bd003. Hardy Kreuger jumped off the bus at the Embankment, and now he's at Hyde Park Corner, about a mile to the east.

bd003n. Now. Halkin Street and Grosvenor Place, London SW1. SJ.
(Modern Photo Added: 06-10-2008)

Blind Date - And now he's in a mews, perhaps behind Hyde Park Corner where
Blind Date

bd004. And now he's in a mews, perhaps behind Hyde Park Corner where "Fallen Idol" was made.

bd004n. Now. Wilton Row, London SW1

Blind Date - Same mews
Blind Date

bd005. Same mews

bd005n. Now. Wilton Row, London SW1

Blind Date - Old Barrack Yard in SW1. Also seen in 'Scrooge (1951)', 'Street Corner' and 'The Fallen Idol'.
Blind Date

bd006. Old Barrack Yard in SW1. Also seen in 'Scrooge (1951)', 'Street Corner' and 'The Fallen Idol'.

bd006n. Now, behind the Grenadier Pub.

Blind Date - Outside the Tate Gallery, on Millbank, looking across the Thames towards the Albert Embankment.
Blind Date

bd007. Outside the Tate Gallery, on Millbank, looking across the Thames towards the Albert Embankment.

bd007n. Now. thanks to Joan Crawland.

Blind Date - Ummmmmm?
Blind Date

bd008. Ummmmmm?

Blind Date - Distinctive architectural detail, but where? Well, Cheyne Walk.
Blind Date

bd009. Distinctive architectural detail, but where? Well, Cheyne Walk.

bd009n. Now. Cheyne Walk Now... as you see.

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