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Leigh/Olivier Q&A (#4)

Posted in - cinema archive, vlogs on May 23rd 2010 7 Comments

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!

As of now (7) people have had something to say...

  • Ashley - Reply

    May 23, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    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!

  • Jasmine - Reply

    May 24, 2010 at 12:10 am

    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.

  • Monica - Reply

    May 25, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    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?

  • Ashley - Reply

    May 27, 2010 at 5:19 am

    I can totally see Viv not liking Greta Garbo, I mean, she’s my favorite but I don’t think maybe people would like her as a person.

  • Kendra - Reply

    May 31, 2010 at 4:33 am

    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

  • injamaven - Reply

    December 11, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    Olivier admired Spencer Tracy. His naturalness.

  • injamaven - Reply

    December 11, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    Larry loved the Verdi Requiem, pressed one of his friends to listen to it.

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