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Chameleon Soho

Chameleon Soho

The heart of London has always followed the beat of a different drum - a day in the life of late-70s Soho

Travelogue 1979 28 mins

Overview

From dawn till dusk in the bohemian heart of London’s West End. This 1979 portrait of the people and places of Soho catches the neighbourhood towards the end of an era. There's some great footage inside an Italian delicatessen and of assorted street characters. It's a fascinating glimpse into this walled garden of cosmopolitan life on the cusp of the gentrification and commercial interests that have since broken its borders.

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