T.S. Eliot's home is in Kensington Court Place in London. He spent the last 8 years of his life here in room 37 at the Kensington Court Gardens. The 68 year old poet, essayist and playwright married 30 year old Valerie Fletcher, his secretary at the publishing firm of Faber and Faber since 1949, on January 10, 1957. The couple settled in this apartment in Kensington. It was here that Eliot produced his last play, 1958's The Elder Statesman. It was also here that an historic encounter betwen Eliot and Groucho Marx took place. The two had been corresponding since 1961, when Eliot wrote the comedian for an autographed picture. In June of 1964 the two men, both greats in their respective fields, finally met. Groucho came to dinner prepared to discuss literature, but Eliot only wanted to discuss the Marx Brothers. They shared letters, and a few barbs as well, until Eliot's death from emphysema, here in his apartment, on January 4, 1965. The building is marked with a blue plaque.