Hi, I’m Kendra Bean, an author, historian, and amateur photographer. I have an MA with distinction in Film Studies from King’s College London where I wrote my thesis on Vivien Leigh and international film stardom. A self-described nerd, I enjoy writing on film, photography, traveling, football (the British kind), and sipping a hot cup of tea whilst watching a good movie–preferably with friends. As a life-long film geek, I absolutely love talking with like-minded people who share a passion for classic cinema and were probably born 60 years too late.


Vivien Leigh: An Intimate Portrait (Running Press, 2013)

Vivien Leigh: A Star in Wartime (National Portrait Gallery, London)

Remembering Vivien Leigh (BFI, London for Vivien’s centenary)

Before Scarlett (Cohen Films Collection booklet essay for the Vivien Leigh Anniversary Collection Blu-ray set)


Vivien Leigh: An Intimate Portrait (presented at the National Portrait Gallery, London)

Vivien Leigh: Stardom and Screen Image (presented at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London)

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