Villa Capri

Large house in/near Elstree, existed between 1936 and the 1990s

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Large house · Elstree · WD6 ·

The Villa Capri stood on Allum Lane opposite contemporary Tauber Close.

It was the home of the international operatic star/actor Richard Tauber and his actress wife Diane Napier from 1936-40. Richard made the films Blossom Time and Hearts Desire at British International Studios in 1934/5. He met his future wife, Diane (16 years his junior) on the set of Blossom Time.

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Elstree is a village in the southermost area of Hertfordshire situated on Watling Street.

Though since boundary changes fully in Hertfordshire, until the 1990s it was half in Hertfordshire and half in Middlesex (now Greater London).

It is most famous for giving its name to the Elstree Film Studios in nearby Borehamwood where a number of famous British films were made.

Elstree has an airfield, with a paved runway, suitable for light aircraft use. The nearest railway station is Elstree & Borehamwood.

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