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Pea souper that killed 12,000: So black you couldn't see the screen in cinemas. So suffocatingly lethal they ran out of coffins. How the Great Smog choked London 60 years ago this week

The Great Smog of London of 1952: Commuters pictured wearing extra layers to work to protect them from the dust and dirt on their way to work as London entered its second day of dense fog in 1952

Astoria Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London, mid-1957. The Astoria was demolished at in 2009 for the Crossrail project.

Porgy and Bess (1959)

Porgy And Bess (1959) Opera set among the black residents of a fishing village in 1912 South Carolina, Bess - a woman with a disreputable history - tries to break free from her brutish lover Crown after he becomes wanted for murder. The only person willing to overlook her past and offer her shelter is the crippled Porgy. Sidney Poitier, Dorothy Dandridge, Sammy Davis Jr...musical