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Book Recommendations

Posted in - books & lists & the oliviers on February 19th 2011 10 Comments

People frequently leave comments on the Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier Facebook page asking what the best Vivien Leigh biographies are.  Which books books should they read to learn more about the actress?  What do I think of a certain book?

The Oliviers’ fame spanned different mediums: film, theatre, …

Book Corner: Jean Howard’s Hollywood

Posted in - books & classic film & general discussion & photography & the oliviers on August 19th 2010 3 Comments

Jean Howard’s Hollywood is one of my favorite Old Hollywood photography books of all time. Howard was a starlet-turned-photographer who became In Like Flynn and made friends with Hollywood’s elite over three decades. Her work has been featured in publications such as Vanity Fair, and the stories behind the photos are really interesting.

Book Corner: Vivien Leigh by John Russell Taylor

Posted in - books & vivien leigh on August 13th 2010 4 Comments

I’ve been a collector of photography books for a long time, and over the years had accumulated quite a large stack of them (mainly classic Hollywood and fashion photography books).  When I moved back home in July, I packed of all of the books I hadn’t given away or sold and brought them with me.  …

Old Hollywood Yard Sale!

Posted in - books & classic film & collecta-belle & the oliviers on June 14th 2010 1 Comments

My departure for London is coming up fast!  In 3 weeks I’ll be moving back home, which mean I have a lot of organizing and packing to do. So, I am having a little online yard sale to downsize my collection.

I have a HUGE stack of photography books (mostly old Hollywood and fashion) that I’ve …

I Can Read!

Posted in - books & classic film & vivien leigh on April 26th 2010 6 Comments

I love the library.  More specifically, I love the Newport Beach Public Library, because it’s got the best selection of photography and film books in Orange County.  Combine their books with the ones at Huntington Beach, and you’ve pretty much got every old movie book you can think of.  Okay, …