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Our kind of town

Our kind of town
Interview; Documentary; Music
TX Date
26 Oct 1980
Year of production
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Keith Howell presents this week’s edition of Our Kind of Town. In the first part, from the Ritz Hotel in London, co-author of the book, The London Ritz, Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd, talks about the history of the hotel. Puttin on the Ritz by Mel Torme is played. In the second half Roger Myers, owner of the Peppermint Park and Coconut Grove cocktail bars in London talks about teething problems in the early days and how the business has developed.
Keith Howell; Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd; Mel Torme; Roger Myers
Books; Authors; USA; Entertainment; London; Architecture; Women; Children (age group); Restaurants; Children (family); History; Famous people; Second World War (1939-1945); First World War (1914-1918); Cuisine; Hotels; Bars (drinking establishments); Public houses; Food; Charlie Chaplin; Meals; Piccadilly; Alcoholic beverages; Edwardian period; Savoy Hotel; Entrepreneurs; Savoy Theatre; Interior architecture; Ritz Hotel; The London Ritz; David Watkin; Cesar Ritz; Carlton Hotel; Rooms; Cavendish Hotel; Rosa Lewis; Claridges Hotel; Puttin’ on the Ritz; Alan Lubin; Coconut Grove; Peppermint Park

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