10 Leigh/Olivier Destinations in England – #9

Posted in - laurence olivier & london & the oliviers & theatre & vivien leigh on August 31st 2010 1 Comments

Royal National Theatre
South Bank
Nearest tube stop: Waterloo

A 5 minute walk from the Old Vic will find you outside Britain’s Royal National Theatre. Situated on London’s South Bank next door to the British Film Institute and Waterloo Bridge, the National Theatre is probably Laurence Olivier’s biggest lasting accomplishment in the …


Posted in - theatre & vivien leigh on July 19th 2010 4 Comments

Vivien Leigh as Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Directed by Tyrone Guthrie for the Old Vic Company, 1937-38 season

Costumes by Oliver Messel

Photos from Vivien Leigh’s performance in the Old Vic production of Midsummer are by far my favorite.  Oliver Messel’s costumes, the make-up, her beauty.  Perfect.  I have …