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Laurence Olivier In Focus (Part 1)

Posted in - classic film, laurence olivier, photography on May 11th 2010 3 Comments

May 22nd is Laurence Olivier’s 103rd birthday, so I thought it would be fun to do a sort of “ode to Larry” and post some of my favorite Olivier photos in a series called “Laurence Olivier in Focus.”

This particular photo was taken during Larry’s service with the Fleet Air Arm during the war.  You can see he’s got his Navy blues on, and frankly he looks like he’s modeling that uniform, what with the popped collar and everything.  Very nice.  My favorite part of this picture, however, is that it’s made out to Vivien Leigh’s mother.  The inscription says “Darling Gertrude, with love, Larry.”  I’m sure Gertrude Hartley appreciated a nice, handsome military photo of her son-in-law.  Or perhaps Vivien asked him to send one.  Who knows!

As of now (3) people have had something to say...

  • Tricia - Reply

    May 11, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    That pic is smokin’ hot. haha

  • Kendra - Reply

    May 11, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    I couldn’t agree more! hehehe

  • Sally - Reply

    May 14, 2010 at 1:38 am

    This photo is great! You’re right – he totally looks like a model. I’m excited about this series!

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