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Leigh/Olivier Q&A (#2)

Because the first video post I did was pretty successful, I decided it would be fun to do another one.  Yesterday, I sat down with my friend Mark Mayes in West Hollywood to talk shop about films and to answer your questions about Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier; there is also a fair amount of laughter.  Mark has been a big fan of the Oliviers and Gone with the Wind for a long time, and he knows so much about them, so it was really fun doing this video with him (I think we should do more!  What do you think?).  The video runs about 30 minutes because there were quite a lot of awesome questions. Be sure to check out the bonus footage below!

Bonus footage!  Includes Mark’s story of meeting Julie Andrews, and a game where we cast Larry and Vivien in random movies.  In short, it’s pretty ridiculous. And by ridiculous, I definitely mean fun!

Thanks for watching! If you’d like to leave questions about the Oliviers or their films for the next video post, you may do so HERE.

cinema archive vlogs

Leigh/Olivier Q&A

Last week, I asked people on the Oliviers Facebook Fan Page as well as on tumblr if they had any questions they’d always wanted to know about Vivien Leigh and/or Laurence Olivier. After seeing my friend Almie do a fab video post on her blog, I decided to give it a try here, in effort to make the website more personal…? Or something. Straight off the bat I’d like to apologize for sounding like Audrina from The Hills–I do live in CA, in my defense. Also, sorry for the bad lighting, it makes me look like my make-up doesn’t match my skin tone. Just saying! 😛 This is making me self conscious. Anyway, let’s get to it!


Well, I hope you enjoyed that. Hopefully I’ll get better at this with time!

EDIT:  I’m sorry, in talking about books about Viv and Larry, I completely forgot that there are actually three.  The other two that I neglected to mention are Darlings of the Gods by Gary O’Connor, and Love Scene by Jesse Lasky Jr.  They both read like fan fiction, but they’re pretty interesting, even if they don’t cite real sources.