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Leigh/Olivier Q&A (#4)

Mark and I are back to answer your questions about Larry Olivier and Vivien Leigh.  These are getting to be so much fun, and I’m loving the intelligence and depth to your questions! You may have to turn up the volume on your computer for this one–I’ve noticed my laptop mic doesn’t pick up sound as well wen we put it on the floor.

If you have any questions about either Vivien or Larry, please leave them in the formspring queue, and we’ll get to them in the next video!

Kendra has been the weblady at since 2007. She lives in Yorkshire and is the author of Vivien Leigh: An Intimate Portrait, and co-author of Ava Gardner: A Life in Movies (Running Press). Follow her on Twitter @kendrajbean, Instagram at @vivandlarrygram, or at her official website.

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Comments (7)

  1. Yay a new video! I love these and always learn something from them! Thank you for answering my question! These are always so interesting, keep ’em coming!

  2. Thanks again for another great video post. The amount of information you all know is amazing.

    The Oliviers definitely come across as classical music lovers. It’s amazing that Vivien had expert knowledge about music – she really was so cultivated and educated. And Handel really suits Sir Laurence.

  3. Very interesting video, dear Kendra. Thank you for posting it. I know that Rex Harrison really loved Vivien. I read in a book (I think the Michelangelo Capua biography) that there were several love scenes between Vivien and Rex in Sidewalks of London, but the scenes were later cut. I would love to see those scenes. Where could we find them? The British Film Archive?

  4. Thanks for the comments, everyone!

    Monica–you can probably find any existing cut footage in the archives of London Films. I think they’re owned by Granada now

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