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Christopher Fowler
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I briefly mentioned this in 'Film Freak' but was reminded of it yesterday, walking through Soho on a day when veils of grey mizzle were drifting across the empty streets, and I passed the building where it happened. It illustrates what we put up with then. It was raining hard on that day, too, when a glamorous female MGM executive arrived at our Soho office in a pale blue twin-set with bobbed…
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Christopher Fowler
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London
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A crocodile of tiny tots heads past brothels and strip-clubs to their school playground. Nobody bats an eye. Welcome to Old Soho. London doesn't have an old quarter, but it once did - Soho was named after a hunting call, and there are plenty of signs around that it was once the home of hunters who were drawn to its abundant marshes, as the 'Dog & Duck' pub sign still testifies. Although its first…
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