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“The Skin of Our Teeth” Starring Vivien Leigh

Posted in - cinema archive & tv appearances on May 6th 2010 11 Comments

In 1959, Vivien Leigh gave her only full-length television performance in a filmed version of Thornton Wilder’s The Skin of Our Teeth.  She plays Lily-Sabina Fairweather (often just called Sabina in the play), a character she had made famous nearly 15 years earlier on the London stage.  This adaptation was televised live by Granada Television …

Rebecca Screentests: Vivien Leigh & Laurence Olivier

Posted in - cinema archive & screentests on May 3rd 2010 1 Comments

After wrapping Gone with the Wind, Vivien Leigh determinedly screen tested for the role of “I” in Alfred Hitchcok’s Rebecca. It seems her motive had more to do with working opposite Olivier than any specific interest in the role itself or the film. SHe did two screen tests, one opposite Laurence Olivier and another opposite …

Legends: Vivien Leigh

Posted in - cinema archive & documentaries on May 3rd 2010 6 Comments

Legends: Vivien Leigh was produced by the BBC in 2000. This shortened documentary gives an overview of Vivien Leigh’s life and career and showcases many rare color photos of the late actress. Commentary by Hugo Vickers, David Lewin, Tarquin Olivier, Trader Faulkner, Colin Clark and others.

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