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Vivien Leigh on “Small World” with Edward R. Murrow

Posted in - cinema archive, tv appearances on February 27th 2010 4 Comments

Edward R. Murrow’s television program Small World aired in 1958 and 1959. The show operated as a forum in which a handful of famous people talked about certain topics. This episode, featuring Vivien Leigh, Sam Goldwyn, and Kenneth Tynan, aired on December 28, 1958. I find this amazing bit of TV history to be very interesting considering how hard Tynan was on Vivien in his reviews in the Observer. In this episode, she fires right back at him. You stay classy, Vivien Leigh!

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As of now (4) people have had something to say...

  • David Kimel - Reply

    June 16, 2010 at 7:36 am

    This is without question one of the most interesting pieces of footage in existence of Vivien Leigh–and the debate is spirited besides.

  • Rebecca - Reply

    June 15, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    I can’t get these to play.. .not sure what I am missing.. (I have a MacBookPro but it is a few years old.) Any ideas on what I need to download, Kendra? anyone? I am so not tech savvy!

    Anyway, I have seen this on youtube and found it equally fascinating. Can you imagine a debate like this going on in today’s world? Vivien was brilliant. Tynan was still rather negative but she held her own and more with him! Critics! I’d love to see them get up and perform! LMBO.

    • Kendra - Reply

      June 15, 2011 at 9:26 pm

      you probably have to download the latest version of flash player:

      Let me know if this helps!

    • Kendra - Reply

      June 15, 2011 at 9:26 pm

      Oh, but also, I just haven’t changed the code on this particular post. It should work now

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