LONDON IN THE SPRING OF 1941: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LONDON, ENGLAND
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A busy scene in London's Leicester Square as civilians and service personnel queue for admission to the Empire and Ritz cinemas. The queue snakes past a large Dolcis shoe shop and a small milk bar before reaching the cinemas. The Empire is showing 'The Philadelphia Story', starring Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn and James Stewart, whilst the Ritz appears to be showing 'Gone with the Wind'. Also visible in the distance are Queen's Brasserie, the Monseigneur News Theatre, (offering seats at 7d and 1/ 2d), the NSPCC headquarters, and the Warner cinema. Several cars can also be seen.
Service personnel and civilians queue for admission to the Empire and Ritz cinemas in London's Leicester Square, 1941.