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The Viv and Larry Fan Survey

Posted in - general discussion on March 17th 2011 49 Comments

“Who are you, really? What were you before?” — Rick Blaine in Casablanca

I’ve been doing a lot of reading about blogging lately–both in books and on other people’s blogs–looking for inspiration and ways to enhance vivandlarry.com. This website focuses on a niche subject within an already niche market, and as such, there is a unique and special group of highly knowledgeable and enthusiastic people who visit.

I thought it would be fun to get to know you (yes, YOU) a little better. I’ve written plenty about me, but I’d love to know more about the Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier fanbase! As we know from the Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier facebook page, Viv and Larry fans come from all corners of the globe and represent a variety ages. Here’s your chance to tell others about yourself and get to know your fellow fans! It will also help me with some stats for improving the site.

Simply copy and paste the following questions along with your answers into a comment on this post and roll on my friends :)

About You

1. Your name:

2. Where are you from?

3.  Do you have a website or blog (post the link)?

4. How did you become interested in Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier?

5. What is your favorite Vivien Leigh film?

6. What is your favorite Laurence Olivier film?

7. Are there any films of either Vivien or Larry’s that you really want to see but haven’t had the chance?

8. Who are your other favorite actors/actresses?

9. Do you collect any classic film ephemera?

You + vivandlarry.com

10. How did you hear about vivandlarry.com (google search, word of mouth, etc)?

11. What is your favorite part of the site?

12. How often do you read the blog posts?

13. Do you read the blog posts even when they don’t focus on Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier (i.e. Cinema Experiences and Film Diary entries, etc)?

14. What else would you like to see on the site that isn’t here already?

15. Are you following vivandlarry.com on any other social media outlets (twitter or facebook)?

16. How likely are you to point others in the direction of this website?

As of now (49) people have had something to say...

  • Brett Hampton - Reply

    March 17, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    1. Your name: Brett Hampton

    2. Where are you from? Northridge, California

    3. Do you have a website or blog (post the link)? No.

    4. How did you become interested in Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier? I’ve been a fan of Laurence Olivier since high school.

    5. What is your favorite Vivien Leigh film? I confess I’m less a fan of Vivien Leigh than I am of Laurence Olivier. I’d have to say “Streetcar Named Desire” only because I think it’s one of only three films of hers that I recall watching all the way through.

    6. What is your favorite Laurence Olivier film? Hamlet.

    7. Are there any films of either Vivien or Larry’s that you really want to see but haven’t had the chance? I would love to see “The Yellow Ticket” or “Demi-Paradise.”

    8. Who are your other favorite actors/actresses? Charlton Heston; Burt Lancaster; Kirk Douglas; Virginia Mayo; Yvonne DeCarlo.

    9. Do you collect any classic film ephemera? I have the occasional poster, lobby card and magazine. I’ve got the Time magazine that featured “Hamlet.”

    You + vivandlarry.com
    10. How did you hear about vivandlarry.com (google search, word of mouth, etc)? Through Facebook.

    11. What is your favorite part of the site? I enjoy the articles.

    12. How often do you read the blog posts? Fairly often.

    13. Do you read the blog posts even when they don’t focus on Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier (i.e. Cinema Experiences and Film Diary entries, etc)? Most of the time.

    14. What else would you like to see on the site that isn’t here already? You’re doing a pretty thorough job as it is! I can’t think of anyting I’d add.

    15. Are you following vivandlarry.com on any other social media outlets (twitter or facebook)? Facebook.

    16. How likely are you to point others in the direction of this website? Very likely.

    • Kendra - Reply

      March 29, 2011 at 9:51 am

      The Demi-Paradise is a curious film and Larry’s Russian accent is a bit silly, but kudos to him for trying his hardest!

  • DearMrGable - Reply

    March 17, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    About You
    1. Your name: Meredith

    2. Where are you from? Atlanta, GA

    3. Do you have a website or blog (post the link)? http://www.dearmrgable.com

    4. How did you become interested in Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier? GWTW, naturally. First time I saw Larry was in “Wuthering Heights”, out of curiousity of who this chap was who had captured Scarlett’s heart

    5. What is your favorite Vivien Leigh film? If I eliminate GWTW then “Waterloo Bridge”

    6. What is your favorite Laurence Olivier film? “Rebecca”

    7. Are there any films of either Vivien or Larry’s that you really want to see but haven’t had the chance? I’v seen all of Viv’s except for “Look Up and Laugh” which I can’t seem to find. Larry I have seen a few here and there, I’ve seen all of his “big ones” except for “Othello”.

    8. Who are your other favorite actors/actresses? Clark Gable, Carole Lombard, Myrna Loy, William Powell, Kay Francis, Spencer Tracy, Rosalind Russell, Jean Harlow, Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, Barbara Stanwyck, Jimmy Stewart, Ginger Rogers, Bette Davis, many more.

    9. Do you collect any classic film ephemera? I have some rare original Clark Gable photographs, Carole Lombard photographs, and a few of their possessions. Not an avid collector of “stuff.”

    You + vivandlarry.com
    10. How did you hear about vivandlarry.com (google search, word of mouth, etc)? I met darling Kendra in 2009. :-)

    11. What is your favorite part of the site? I like to see new pictures. And this site is always so pretty and creative looking. I only wish I was half as good at web design and Photoshop!

    12. How often do you read the blog posts? I tend to check in about once a week at least and read any that interest me.

    13. Do you read the blog posts even when they don’t focus on Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier (i.e. Cinema Experiences and Film Diary entries, etc)? Yes if I find them interesting.

    14. What else would you like to see on the site that isn’t here already? Hmm. Used to be more on their films, know you have been working on that since you switched to WordPress.

    15. Are you following vivandlarry.com on any other social media outlets (twitter or facebook)? Facebook. I don’t use Twitter.

    16. How likely are you to point others in the direction of this website? I do often!

    • Kendra - Reply

      March 29, 2011 at 9:55 am

      Meredith,

      Thanks for all the great work you do at Dear Mr Gable! I love that you update frequently, and the articles you post are always really fascinating.

      If you ever want any help with sit design or anything, let me know :)

      I’m working on getting all of the old content back up on this site but it takes forever!

  • Katie McNamara - Reply

    March 17, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    About You
    1. Your name: Katie McNamara

    2. Where are you from?: Ontario, Canada

    3. Do you have a website or blog (post the link)?: http://www.thescarlettolive.com

    4. How did you become interested in Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier?:
    I first fell in love with Viv through GWTW, and as I began to read more about her life, I became interested in her life, marriage, and career with Larry.

    5. What is your favorite Vivien Leigh film?
    Oh gosh, I have no idea. GWTW, Waterloo Bridge, Streetcar, Lady Hamilton, Anna Karenina, St. Martin’s Lane. She’s so good!

    6. What is your favorite Laurence Olivier film?
    I haven’t seen a lot of Larry’s films, but of the ones I have seen I would choose “Rebecca.”

    7. Are there any films of either Vivien or Larry’s that you really want to see but haven’t had the chance?
    ALL of them! :)

    8. Who are your other favorite actors/actresses?
    Judy Garland, Katharine Hepburn, Bette Davis, Cary Grant, Claude Rains, Gene Kelly…

    9. Do you collect any classic film ephemera?
    Yes. My basement is full of LIFE magazines.

    You + vivandlarry.com
    10. How did you hear about vivandlarry.com (google search, word of mouth, etc)?
    I really don’t remember! Probably through Google and word of mouth as my partner in crime, Hilary, and I became obsessive about Viv.

    11. What is your favorite part of the site?
    The pictures!

    12. How often do you read the blog posts?
    Every time I see a new one posted on the Facebook page. :)

    13. Do you read the blog posts even when they don’t focus on Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier (i.e. Cinema Experiences and Film Diary entries, etc)?
    Sometimes.

    14. What else would you like to see on the site that isn’t here already?
    Hmm…I don’t know. I haven’t been through it all yet to notice what is missing!

    15. Are you following vivandlarry.com on any other social media outlets (twitter or facebook)?
    Facebook, and I used to follow on tumblr when I had an account.

    16. How likely are you to point others in the direction of this website?
    Very likely. All the time. You are awesome, Kendra! :)

    • Kendra - Reply

      March 29, 2011 at 9:57 am

      That’s how I got into The Oliviers, as well. Gone with the Wind really does bring people together :)

      I love that your basement is full of LIFE mags, and I love what you’re doing over at The Scarlett Olive. Keep up the good work!

  • ingryd - Reply

    March 17, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    About You

    1. Your name: Ingryd

    2. Where are you from? Fortaleza, Brazil

    3. Do you have a website or blog (post the link)? http://not-frozen.livejournal.com

    4. How did you become interested in Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier? I’m a new fan, really. I was watching the ‘Scarlett and Beyond…’ in the bonus features of my GWTW edition last christmas and I was overwhelmed by her story. And Larry… well I wanted to know who this man that she loved so much was.

    5. What is your favorite Vivien Leigh film? That Hamilton Woman.

    6. What is your favorite Laurence Olivier film? I liked Hamlet but Rebecca is my favorite.

    7. Are there any films of either Vivien or Larry’s that you really want to see but haven’t had the chance? “Gentlemen’s Agreement”, “Look Up and Laugh” and “The Village Squire”.

    8. Who are your other favorite actors/actresses? Greta Garbo, Ginger Rogers, Cary Grant, Clark Gable, James Stewart, Robert Montgomery, Elizabeth Montgomery, Agnes Moorehead, Fred Astaire, Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart and more

    9. Do you collect any classic film ephemera? Just a magazine that my grandma had with an article about Bewitched. I didn’t have the opportunity to start collecting things yet.

    You + vivandlarry.com

    10. How did you hear about vivandlarry.com (google search, word of mouth, etc)? Google Search.

    11. What is your favorite part of the site? I really like the articles and the gallery.

    12. How often do you read the blog posts? Everytime you post I get an email :)

    13. Do you read the blog posts even when they don’t focus on Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier (i.e. Cinema Experiences and Film Diary entries, etc)? Yes, they are very interesting.

    14. What else would you like to see on the site that isn’t here already? I can’t think of anything right now.

    15. Are you following vivandlarry.com on any other social media outlets (twitter or facebook)? Twitter and Facebook and also Tumblr ha.

    16. How likely are you to point others in the direction of this website? Very often.

    • Kendra - Reply

      March 29, 2011 at 10:05 am

      I haven’t been able to find a copy of Gentleman’s Agreement, either. Hopefully one day! :)

  • sylwia - Reply

    March 17, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    1. Your name: Sylwia Strepiak

    2. Where are you from? Cracow, Poland

    3. Do you have a website or blog (post the link)? only fb http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=1804993200 and I just discovered tumblr http://sidewalksoflondon.tumblr.com/

    4. How did you become interested in Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier? I adore Vivien Leigh since I saw her in Gone With the Wind. I discovered Larry through my fascination with Viv.

    5. What is your favorite Vivien Leigh film? Gone With The Wind

    6. What is your favorite Laurence Olivier film? Wuthering Heights

    7. Are there any films of either Vivien or Larry’s that you really want to see but haven’t had the chance? Things are looking up, The Village squire, Gentlemen’s agreement, Look up and laugh, Darlings of the Gods and new japanese Vivien Leigh documentary ;)

    8. Who are your other favorite actors/actresses? actors – Clark Gable, Cary Grant and David Niven
    (I really admire him as an actor and a person) actresses – Katharine Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Carol Lombard

    9. Do you collect any classic film ephemera? I collect Vivien Leigh items.

    10. How did you hear about vivandlarry.com (google search, word of mouth, etc)? Google search. I was looking for some pictures of Vivien Leigh and I found your amazing site. This is now my homepage :)

    11. What is your favorite part of the site? Gallery and Cinema archive.

    12. How often do you read the blog posts? i check it everyday. As i said it’s even my homepage =)

    13. Do you read the blog posts even when they don’t focus on Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier (i.e. Cinema Experiences and Film Diary entries, etc)? yes!

    14. What else would you like to see on the site that isn’t here already? This is the best website i ever saw!

    15. Are you following vivandlarry.com on any other social media outlets (twitter or facebook)? Facebook, tumblr

    16. How likely are you to point others in the direction of this website? I do it very often :)

    • Kendra - Reply

      March 29, 2011 at 10:08 am

      Thanks for making vivandlarry.com your home page, that’s exciting! Also, we like a lot of the same actors and actresses. And I wanted to say thanks for being so active on the facebook page and everything. I love your comments, and it’ great to interact with fellow fans!

  • anna bonacina - Reply

    March 17, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    About You
    1. Your name: Anna

    2. Where are you from? Udine , Italy

    3. Do you have a website or blog (post the link)? Nope!

    4. How did you become interested in Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier? I met Vivien in GWTW, and Laurence through Vivien :-)

    5. What is your favorite Vivien Leigh film? GWTW, then Waterloo Bridge and Streetcar

    6. What is your favorite Laurence Olivier film? Wuthering Heights and the Prince and the Showgirl

    7. Are there any films of either Vivien or Larry’s that you really want to see but haven’t had the chance? The early flms of Vivien…like Look Up and Laugh and The Village Squire…

    8. Who are your other favorite actors/actresses? Emma Thompson, Anthony Hopkins, Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Johnny Depp…

    9. Do you collect any classic film ephemera? Not really, just books about Vivien Leigh, GWTW and Margaret Mitchell…

    You + vivandlarry.com
    10. How did you hear about vivandlarry.com (google search, word of mouth, etc)? Through Facebook

    11. What is your favorite part of the site? Pictures are great… and the articles!!!

    12. How often do you read the blog posts? Everytime I find them on FB!
    13. Do you read the blog posts even when they don’t focus on Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier (i.e. Cinema Experiences and Film Diary entries, etc)? Yes, they are interesting!

    14. What else would you like to see on the site that isn’t here already? I really can’t think of anything…

    15. Are you following vivandlarry.com on any other social media outlets (twitter or facebook)? facebook

    16. How likely are you to point others in the direction of this website? Very likely!!! :-)

    • Kendra - Reply

      March 29, 2011 at 10:18 am

      Vivien’s early films are sort of hard to find, which is a bit sad. I have Look Up and Laugh. I’ll have to remember to upload it to the site one of these days. It’s a quota quickie, but interesting anyway.

      Thanks for helping to spread the love! :)

  • Marina - Reply

    March 17, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    . Your name: Marina

    2. Where are you from? Born in Paris France, lives in Athens Greece

    3. Do you have a website or blog (post the link)? No

    4. How did you become interested in Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier? I read Anna Karenina when I was 13 and saw the movie the same year and a a crush on Vivien, then I read Wuthering Heights and again saw the movie and throught Larry was quite a hunk (!), and soon after I read the Anne Edwards bio- GWTW came later, and so did Streetcar.

    5. What is your favorite Vivien Leigh film? Lady Hamilton, St Martin’s lane is quite fun, GWTW is obviously also up there.

    6. What is your favorite Laurence Olivier film? Rebecca

    7. Are there any films of either Vivien or Larry’s that you really want to see but haven’t had the chance? I’d love to see Carrie.

    8. Who are your other favorite actors/actresses? Cary Grant, Gregory Peck, Gary Cooper, Clark Gable, Humphrey Bogart, Robert Redford, Paul Newman, Alain Delon, Jack Nicholson, Al Pacino, Colin Firth- Gene Tierney, Lauren Bacall, Katharine Hepburn, Audrey Hepburn, Ava Gardner, Grace Kelly, Romy Schneider, Catherine Deneuve, Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore

    9. Do you collect any classic film ephemera? I have postcards, my mother’s collection of classic film stars pictures, a few VL related articles.

    You + vivandlarry.com
    10. How did you hear about vivandlarry.com (google search, word of mouth, etc)? oh, it’s been now quite a few years! I think back then by googling “Vivien Leigh” a few websites came up, but vivandlarry.com stood out as different and interesting!

    11. What is your favorite part of the site? The photographs and The Oliviers

    12. How often do you read the blog posts? Quite regularly, even before FB I used to check out the site very regularly!

    13. Do you read the blog posts even when they don’t focus on Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier (i.e. Cinema Experiences and Film Diary entries, etc)? Yes

    14. What else would you like to see on the site that isn’t here already? You’re doing a super outstanding job already! I think it would be great to find out more on their theatre productions from a backstage, preparation side (eg those pictures of the Streetcar production are v. interesting!)

    15. Are you following vivandlarry.com on any other social media outlets (twitter or facebook)? On facebook

    16. How likely are you to point others in the direction of this website? Very likely

    • Kendra - Reply

      March 29, 2011 at 10:29 pm

      Thanks for filling this out, Marina!

      Carrie is a great film and Larry delivers a seriously underrated, heartbreaking performance. I think it’s one of his best. Hopefully you’ll be able to see it soon!

      I hope LIFE publishes more behind the scenes photos of their plays on Google.

  • Julia - Reply

    March 17, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    About You
    1. Your name: Julia Daniel

    2. Where are you from? Atlanta, GA. Grew up and currently reside in Marietta.

    3. Do you have a website or blog (post the link)? Not yet.

    4. How did you become interested in Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier? My mom was already obsessed with Vivien Leigh, so it felt like she was always a part of my life. I always “knew of” Laurence Olivier, because he’s so famous, but fell in love with him after I saw Rebecca on Turner Classic Movies.

    5. What is your favorite Vivien Leigh film? Cliche, I know, but it’s Gone With The Wind. Truth be told, I’m not a huge Vivien fan. Like I said, I just kind of grew up with her, and of course think she is beautiful.

    6. What is your favorite Laurence Olivier film? Tie between Hamlet and The Entertainer.

    7. Are there any films of either Vivien or Larry’s that you really want to see but haven’t had the chance? Well, I recently tracked down The Beggar’s Opera, so that’s been marked off. I think just about the only one I’m lacking at this point is The Yellow Ticket.

    8. Who are your other favorite actors/actresses? I rarely make a point to see movies made after 1969, so no one modern, but I also enjoy Cary Grant, Bette Davis, Katharine Hepburn, Merle Oberon, Gary Cooper, James Stewart, Clark Gable, Jane Wyman, Joseph Cotten, and… (oh deary me)… Joan Plowright. I happened to see her in the original Equus recently and she blew me away. Love her or hate her, she’s got acting chops.

    9. Do you collect any classic film ephemera? A multitude of biographies, and autobiographies. The occasional movie poster. And some framed studio portraits. That stuff is expensive!

    You + vivandlarry.com
    10. How did you hear about vivandlarry.com (google search, word of mouth, etc)? I honestly cannot remember. I feel like I’ve been around almost since its inception, yeah? I’m sure I found it in an online search, or I “met” Kendra online somewhere and she directed me to it.

    11. What is your favorite part of the site? Probably the articles, interviews, and photos I would never otherwise get my hands on.

    12. How often do you read the blog posts? Always.

    13. Do you read the blog posts even when they don’t focus on Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier (i.e. Cinema Experiences and Film Diary entries, etc)? I sure do.

    14. What else would you like to see on the site that isn’t here already? I mean, it’s already mind-blowingly extensive. I can’t think of anything.

    15. Are you following vivandlarry.com on any other social media outlets (twitter or facebook)? Twitter and Facebook.

    16. How likely are you to point others in the direction of this website? I do regularly.

    • Kendra - Reply

      March 29, 2011 at 10:32 pm

      Hi Julia!

      Isn’t Joseph Cotten fabulous? Loved him in The Third Man.

      Memorabilia is expensive, but you seem to pick the best stuff!

      PS, I read some quotes from Sarah Miles’ autobio about her time doing Term of Trial with Larry. Do you think they really had an affair?

  • Jamie - Reply

    March 17, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    1. Your name: Jamie

    2. Where are you from? Michigan, USA

    3. Do you have a website or blog (post the link)? n/a

    4. How did you become interested in Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier? I had seen GWTW so many times, but I had an English class a few years back and we read Streetcar and when I heard Vivien Leigh was in the movie I wanted to see it because I loved GWTW. And when I started reading and learning about Vivien, eventually I started learning and reading about Larry, too. =)

    5. What is your favorite Vivien Leigh film? GWTW

    6. What is your favorite Laurence Olivier film? My favorite movie so far [ I have yet to see them all] is Wuthering Heights.

    7. Are there any films of either Vivien or Larry’s that you really want to see but haven’t had the chance? Pride and Prejudice and Carrie. And I’d love to see Vivien’s first films that are never shown, I don’t care if they’re really bad. xD

    8. Who are your other favorite actors/actresses? Judy Garland, Clark Gable, Robert Taylor, Myrna Loy, Cary Grant, Jean Harlow, Carole Lombard.. to name a few. =)

    9. Do you collect any classic film ephemera? No, but if I came across anything, I’d get it.

    You + vivandlarry.com
    10. How did you hear about vivandlarry.com (google search, word of mouth, etc)? I think I Googled Vivien Leigh and or Laurence Olivier when I was first learning about them.

    11. What is your favorite part of the site? The photos. Especially the Oliviers album. I love seeing them together.

    12. How often do you read the blog posts? When I see a new one has been posted.

    13. Do you read the blog posts even when they don’t focus on Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier (i.e. Cinema Experiences and Film Diary entries, etc)? Sometimes.

    14. What else would you like to see on the site that isn’t here already? I can’t think of anything except photos of Viv and Larry with their children [ separately or all 4 together]. Susanne and Tarquin. I know they were never super super close, but there has to be photos somewhere of them together.. right?

    15. Are you following vivandlarry.com on any other social media outlets (twitter or facebook)? Just Facebook.

    16. How likely are you to point others in the direction of this website? If I know of someone who would enjoy it, I tell them about it.

  • Vera Roldao - Reply

    March 17, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    1. Your name: Vera Roldao

    2. Where are you from? Portugal

    3. Do you have a website or blog (post the link)? No

    4. How did you become interested in Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier? Through my father, who was a huge Vivien Leigh fan, and who introduced me to classic movies and particularly GWTW

    5. What is your favorite Vivien Leigh film? for the longest time it was GWTW, because it’s such a bomb of a role/performance, but nowadays I tend to favor both ‘Lady Hamilton’ and ‘Waterloo Bridge’

    6. What is your favorite Laurence Olivier film? ‘Richard III’

    7. Are there any films of either Vivien or Larry’s that you really want to see but haven’t had the chance? “Sleuth”. Also, I saw ‘Carrie’ so many years ago that I hardly remember it. I’s like to watch it again.

    8. Who are your other favorite actors/actresses? Vivien Leigh, Ingrid Bergman and Cate Blanchett,; Cary Grant, Ralph Fiennes, Daniel Day Lewis

    9. Do you collect any classic film ephemera? Only DVDs :)

    You + vivandlarry.com
    10. How did you hear about vivandlarry.com (google search, word of mouth, etc)? from a friend who happens to run the place, lol

    11. What is your favorite part of the site? Pictures, some documentaries I didn’t previously know

    12. How often do you read the blog posts? Often. I believe I read at least half the blog posts

    13. Do you read the blog posts even when they don’t focus on Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier (i.e. Cinema Experiences and Film Diary entries, etc)? often I don’t (ooops)

    14. What else would you like to see on the site that isn’t here already? The complete films of both Vivien and Larry for free download… J/K ;)

    15. Are you following vivandlarry.com on any other social media outlets (twitter or facebook)? Facebook

    16. How likely are you to point others in the direction of this website? not often…sorry

    • Kendra - Reply

      April 1, 2011 at 9:49 pm

      Hi Vera!

      I’m so glad to see you around the facebook and blog! Sleuth is really good. I hope you get to see it soon!

  • David - Reply

    March 18, 2011 at 12:40 am

    1. Your name: David

    2. Where are you from? Dallas, TX

    3. Do you have a website or blog (post the link)? No.

    4. How did you become interested in Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier? My interest in Olivier began through my interest in Vivien. I am a much bigger fan of hers than his, although I do have enormous respect for his talent and accomplishments. My interest in Vivien first began in 1976 when I was 14 and GWTW was first broadcast on US television over 2 successive nights. I only managed to see the 2nd half of the film, which dropped me into the story somewhere after Scarlett’s “I’ll never be hungry again!” speech. I was completely clueless as to what it was all about, but it didn’t matter — one look at Vivien’s face and I was hooked! I bought my first copy of the novel that same week and began reading, but as I was quite busy with school that year, it took me untl the following summer of 1977 to finish reading it. The moment I finished it I flipped back to the beginning and read the whole thing again in about a week’s time. That was the summer when Anne Edward’s biography of VIvien was released and it was a huge bestseller. I read it immediately, and that’s when my fascination with Vivien overtook my interest in Scarlett and GWTW. That’s been over 34 years ago, and I still read everything about Vivien that I can get my hands on. After all these years of studying her, she’s still just as fascinating as ever!

    5. What is your favorite Vivien Leigh film? “THAT HAMILTON WOMAN”, because in that film Vivien basically seems to be playing herself. I’ve always felt it best reflects what her personality was probably like in real life.

    6. What is your favorite Laurence Olivier film? “WUTHERING HEIGHTS”. When Heathcliff returns prosperous to Cathy and tells her that “life has ended for me”, Olivier always manages to raise the hairs on the back of my neck! What he can do with that one simple line says so much about him as an actor.

    7. Are there any films of either Vivien or Larry’s that you really want to see but haven’t had the chance? I very much want to see a restored version of Vivien’s “THE DEEP BLUE SEA”. The copy I have is so poor it’s almost unwatchable.

    8. Who are your other favorite actors/actresses? CLASSIC: Cary Grant, Claudette Colbert, Ingrid Bergman, Alan Bates …………. MODERN: Kristin Scott Thomas, Kate Winslet, Helena Bonham-Carter, Lior Ashkenazi

    9. Do you collect any classic film ephemera? Yes … but mainly items related to GWTW (movie editions of the book, movie programs, posters, early press clippings, soundtrack albums, vintage magazines). My favorite piece is something I found on eBay: a near-flawless copy of LOOK magazine from July 1939 with Vivien on the cover costumed as Scarlett in the burgundy dress.

    You + vivandlarry.com
    10. How did you hear about vivandlarry.com (google search, word of mouth, etc)? Google search on Vivien.

    11. What is your favorite part of the site? Initially I was drawn to your amazing photo archive, but just prior to your move to London I became addicted to your blog!

    12. How often do you read the blog posts? I check for new ones every 2-3 days.

    13. Do you read the blog posts even when they don’t focus on Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier (i.e. Cinema Experiences and Film Diary entries, etc)? Absolutely … they’re incredibly interesting, and I feel like I’m getting a free education in classic cinema!

    14. What else would you like to see on the site that isn’t here already? I’m desperate to see the Japanese documentary you recently blogged about that features Vivien’s great-granddaughter Sophie Farrington. Would it be possible for you to post it on your site??

    15. Are you following vivandlarry.com on any other social media outlets (twitter or facebook)? No, I’m not really into either of those.

    16. How likely are you to point others in the direction of this website? I’ve only got 2 friends that even mildly share my interest in Vivien or GWTW or classic films. I’ve shown them around your site, and they were both very impressed with it! Unfortunately I don’t think they have enough interest to return nearly as often as I do, but that’s been one of the best things of all about discovering your site — seeing that there are other people who care about these things as much as I do! I really appreciate what you do here, and I also love seeing the interest shown by your many fans & followers. You do a great job of honoring your subjects, but you also do a great job of showing why they deserve to be honored!

    • Kendra - Reply

      April 1, 2011 at 10:03 pm

      Hi David!

      I plan on posting the Japanese documentary here at some point. Maybe if I go home this summer (because my desktop is much faster than my laptop and I have all of the video software there). How lovely that you have the LOOK mag! I’ve always wanted a copy. Is there a nice article about GWTW inside?

      Thanks for your kind words and for being so gracious in your admiration for Vivien!

      • David - Reply

        April 2, 2011 at 4:29 am

        Hey Kendra … That issue of LOOK magazine has a wonderful cover, but I don’t think the article inside is anything special. Under Vivien’s picture on the cover is a line that reads “Vivien Leigh as Scarlett — GONE WITH THE WIND Off-Guard Photos”. The article inside is entitled “Do You Think These People Fill the Roles in … GONE WITH THE WIND?”. It covers 4 pages, but the text of the article is very slight. The 1st page has a large head & shoulder pic of Vivien in the barbecue dress that you’ve seen a million times; the 2nd page has pics of the actors portraying Scarlett’s father & mother, Ashley, Belle, Melanie, and a really handsome headshot of Clark Gable as Rhett that is common but still quite nice; half the 3rd page shows a candid of Vivien & Gable on the outdoor street set filming the Gettysburg casualty list scene (a photo you’ve seen many times where they both are standing with their hands on their hips); the other half of the 3rd page and all of the 4th page is a total waste, in that it features “Extra Girls in GWTW Having Trouble With Their Hoopskirts”, with silly photos to match. It’s definitely worth having for the cover, though … that color photo of Vivien in the burgundy velvet dress is stunning with great attitude!

  • Tom - Reply

    March 18, 2011 at 3:33 am

    1. Your name: Tom

    2. Where are you from? Chicago

    3. Do you have a website or blog (post the link)? Motion Picture Gems

    4. How did you become interested in Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier? I have admired Laurence Olivier for as long as I can remember. Vivien I first saw in Gone With the Wind when I was in high school. I had no idea she was British.

    5. What is your favorite Vivien Leigh film? A Streetcar Named Desire

    6. What is your favorite Laurence Olivier film? The 49th Parallel

    7. Are there any films of either Vivien or Larry’s that you really want to see but haven’t had the chance? That Hamilton Woman

    8. Who are your other favorite actors/actresses? James Stewart, Deanna Durbin, Olivia de Havilland and Joan Fontaine.

    9. Do you collect any classic film ephemera? I collect autographs and autographed photos from movie/television stars of the 1930s-present. I don’t have Viv’s or Larry’s, though.

    10. How did you hear about vivandlarry.com (google search, word of mouth, etc)? From other blogs

    11. What is your favorite part of the site? I’ve learned alot about Viv and Larry from your blog. Also I just love the design and the wonderful new banner.

    12. How often do you read the blog posts? I guess I’m a fairly regular reader. I enjoyed the Q&As, Buried Treasures, and your interview with Robert Osborne.

    13. Do you read the blog posts even when they don’t focus on Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier (i.e. Cinema Experiences and Film Diary entries, etc)? I do enjoy them but I also enjoy your other blog too, especially all the photography and travel posts. I loved your post on your trip to Cornwall. Also I like the idea of Film Diaries and look forward to more.

    14. What else would you like to see on the site that isn’t here already? Maybe links to past posts or popular posts. Also if the other blog discontinues, I hope the old posts can get transfered to this one.

    15. Are you following vivandlarry.com on any other social media outlets (twitter or facebook)? No.

    16. How likely are you to point others in the direction of this website? Absolutely!

    • Kendra - Reply

      April 1, 2011 at 10:00 pm

      Hi Tom!

      Aww man, I’m just really bad at multi-blogging, I guess. :( Maybe I’ll start updating the other blog some time in the future. I’ll definitely post travel photos here. I don’t think anyone would mind, and if they do…meh.

  • kbrobeck - Reply

    March 18, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    1. Your name: Kathie

    2. Where are you from? Orinda California

    3. Do you have a website or blog (post the link)? no

    4. How did you become interested in Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier? Saw Lady Hamilton at 7, in love.
    5. What is your favorite Vivien Leigh film? GWTW

    6. What is your favorite Laurence Olivier film?

    7. Are there any films of either Vivien or Larry’s that you really want to see but haven’t had the chance? LKO’s Demi-Paradise

    8. Who are your other favorite actors/actresses? Conrad Veidt, James Mason, Oskar Werner, Kay Kendall, Merryl Streep, Simone Signoret,
    9. Do you collect any classic film ephemera? Olivier & Veidt

    You + vivandlarry.com
    10. How did you hear about vivandlarry.com (google search, word of mouth, etc)? googled Olivier

    11. What is your favorite part of the site? photos

    12. How often do you read the blog posts? scan comments

    13. Do you read the blog posts even when they don’t focus on Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier (i.e. Cinema Experiences and Film Diary entries, etc)? no

    14. What else would you like to see on the site that isn’t here already? no, it’s great. Enjoy the interview series
    15. Are you following vivandlarry.com on any other social media outlets (twitter or facebook)? facebook

    16. How likely are you to point others in the direction of this website? don’t know other fans

    • Kendra - Reply

      April 1, 2011 at 9:58 pm

      Hi Kathie!

      Demi-Paradise is an interesting film. Hopefully you’ll get a chance to see it some day.

  • Emily - Reply

    March 18, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    About You
    1. Your name: Emily Greene

    2. Where are you from? Miami, FL

    3. Do you have a website or blog (post the link)? No.

    4. How did you become interested in Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier? GWTW. I took my Windie obsession to the next level by wanting to find out everything about the actress behind Scarlett O’Hara… and then her husband. :-)

    5. What is your favorite Vivien Leigh film? GWTW

    6. What is your favorite Laurence Olivier film? Rebecca

    7. Are there any films of either Vivien or Larry’s that you really want to see but haven’t had the chance? For Vivien, I think I’ve seen everything aside from her early 1935 films. For Larry, The Entertainer.

    8. Who are your other favorite actors/actresses? Montgomery Clift, Clark Gable, Claude Rains, Olivia de Havilland, Elizabeth Taylor, Bette Davis

    9. Do you collect any classic film ephemera? If it’s GWTW-related, yes!

    You + vivandlarry.com
    10. How did you hear about vivandlarry.com (google search, word of mouth, etc)? Facebook

    11. What is your favorite part of the site? photos!

    12. How often do you read the blog posts? Usually, whenever they come up.

    13. Do you read the blog posts even when they don’t focus on Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier (i.e. Cinema Experiences and Film Diary entries, etc)? For the most part, yes.

    14. What else would you like to see on the site that isn’t here already? I think you’re doing pretty well so far!

    15. Are you following vivandlarry.com on any other social media outlets (twitter or facebook)? Facebook

    16. How likely are you to point others in the direction of this website? Very – everyone I’ve suggested it to loves the site!

    • Kendra - Reply

      April 1, 2011 at 9:53 pm

      Hi Emily!

      Thanks for helping to spread the love! I was the same way with GWTW :)

  • Jasmine - Reply

    March 18, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    About You
    1. Your name:
    Jasmine

    2. Where are you from?
    United States

    3. Do you have a website or blog (post the link)?
    No

    4. How did you become interested in Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier?
    I was taking a Shakespeare course in college a few years ago. You can’t study Shakespeare without coming across the name of Laurence Olivier, since he is such a renown and respected interpreter of Shakespeare. I looked him up on Wikipedia. I learned he was married to Vivien Leigh, who I knew was connected with GWTW. Anyways, one thing led to another, and I became huge admirers of Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier because of their talent and beauty.

    5. What is your favorite Vivien Leigh film?
    Gone With the Wind, Waterloo Bridge

    6. What is your favorite Laurence Olivier film?
    Rebecca

    7. Are there any films of either Vivien or Larry’s that you really want to see but haven’t had the chance?
    Anna Karenina, Carrie

    8. Who are your other favorite actors/actresses?
    Gregory Peck, James Stewart, Cary Grant, Ronald Colman, Leslie Howard
    Audrey Hepburn, Ava Gardner, Grace Kelly, Olivia de Havilland, Jean Simmons

    9. Do you collect any classic film ephemera?
    No

    You + vivandlarry.com
    10. How did you hear about vivandlarry.com (google search, word of mouth, etc)?
    Wikipedia

    11. What is your favorite part of the site?
    The Gallery

    12. How often do you read the blog posts?
    Very often

    13. Do you read the blog posts even when they don’t focus on Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier (i.e. Cinema Experiences and Film Diary entries, etc)?
    Yes

    14. What else would you like to see on the site that isn’t here already?
    You seem to have everything here!

    15. Are you following vivandlarry.com on any other social media outlets (twitter or facebook)?
    Yes

    16. How likely are you to point others in the direction of this website?
    Very likely

    • Kendra - Reply

      April 1, 2011 at 9:52 pm

      Hi Jasmine!

      Isn’t it funny how reading about someone leads to interest in other people, as well? I had a similar experience discovering Larry and Viv.

      It seems that Carrie is a really elusive film, but I think it’s brilliant (especially Larry’s performance), and I hope you get to see it some time!

  • Lia - Reply

    March 19, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    1. Your name: Lia

    2. Where are you from? United States

    3. Do you have a website or blog (post the link)? http://www.captainbutler.tumblr.com :)

    4. How did you become interested in Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier? When I first saw GWTW, I fell in love with Vivien Leigh and that lead me to become interested in Laurence Olivier.

    5. What is your favorite Vivien Leigh film? A Streetcar Named Desire

    6. What is your favorite Laurence Olivier film? Rebecca

    7. Are there any films of either Vivien or Larry’s that you really want to see but haven’t had the chance? I still haven’t watched Deep Blue Sea all the way through :P

    8. Who are your other favorite actors/actresses? Audrey Hepburn, Judy Garland, Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, Clark Gable, Marlon Brando, Fred Astaire, and many more.

    9. Do you collect any classic film ephemera? Someday I would like to.

    You + vivandlarry.com
    10. How did you hear about vivandlarry.com (google search, word of mouth, etc)? google search!

    11. What is your favorite part of the site? The I love the little stats section for both Larry and Vivien.

    12. How often do you read the blog posts? Quite often.

    13. Do you read the blog posts even when they don’t focus on Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier (i.e. Cinema Experiences and Film Diary entries, etc)? Yes, sometimes. I enjoy reading them.

    14. What else would you like to see on the site that isn’t here already? I don’t know if it’s possible but I would love to see home videos, ect. of the Oliviers if they’re available!

    15. Are you following vivandlarry.com on any other social media outlets (twitter or facebook)? yes.

    16. How likely are you to point others in the direction of this website? I have already directed several people here :) so very likely.

    • Kendra - Reply

      March 29, 2011 at 10:40 pm

      Hi Lea!

      Unfortunately the only home video footage I have of Larry and Vivien is that which can be found on various documentaries. It would be fabulous if more surfaced some day.

      Thanks for your support (and keep up the good work on tumbr!) :)

  • kodis - Reply

    March 20, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    About You
    1. Your name:Sylvia

    2. Where are you from?Pasadena, MD

    3. Do you have a website or blog (post the link)?No

    4. How did you become interested in Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier? My mom and dad were fans of Larry & Vivien, and through them I also became a fan.We shared a love of all classic films.

    5. What is your favorite Vivien Leigh film?That Hamilton Woman

    6. What is your favorite Laurence Olivier film?Rebecca

    7. Are there any films of either Vivien or Larry’s that you really want to see but haven’t had the chance?I would love to see Viv in The Blue Sea

    8. Who are your other favorite actors/actresses?Bette Davis, Mary Astor, Olivia Dehavilland, Greer Garson, Jean Simmons, Carey Grant, Gregory Peck, Ronald Coleman, Humphrey Bogart, Paul Newman

    9. Do you collect any classic film ephemera?No

    You + vivandlarry.com
    10. How did you hear about vivandlarry.com (google search, word of mouth, etc)?I probably googled something about Larry or Viv and just stumbled on it. Wow, what a great find!

    11. What is your favorite part of the site?The gallery

    12. How often do you read the blog posts?Quite often

    13. Do you read the blog posts even when they don’t focus on Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier (i.e. Cinema Experiences and Film Diary entries, etc)?Yes, I find them to be very informative.

    14. What else would you like to see on the site that isn’t here already?It is great as is, but you always manage to make it better!

    15. Are you following vivandlarry.com on any other social media outlets (twitter or facebook)?Facebook

    16. How likely are you to point others in the direction of this website?Very likely

    • Kendra - Reply

      March 29, 2011 at 10:34 pm

      How cool that your parents were fans of Larry and Vivien! My parents could care less. I think The Deep Blue Sea is on youtube? Don’t quote me on that, though. :)

  • Cherry - Reply

    March 20, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    About You
    1. Your name: Cherry

    2. Where are you from? Germany but currently living in Brussels

    3. Do you have a website or blog (post the link)? Nope!

    4. How did you become interested in Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier? That was in December of 2003 when I got Gone With The Wind for on DVD for Christmas and fell in love with Vivien. I only discovered Larry through her although as soon as his name came up I remembered having read about him once in on of my English books at school.

    5. What is your favorite Vivien Leigh film? GWTW, Streetcar, Waterloo Bridge & Roman Spring…

    6. What is your favorite Laurence Olivier film? The only film I’ve seen with him so far is The Prince and the Showgirl and I like a lot

    7. Are there any films of either Vivien or Larry’s that you really want to see but haven’t had the chance? I’d love to see Vivien’s last film, ship of fools, Larry’s The Entertainer since he loved the part so much and Fire Over England, the first film they worked on together

    8. Who are your other favorite actors/actresses? Don’t really have any. I like Johnny Depp a lot and all these young British actors like Andrew Garfield and Matthew Goode.

    9. Do you collect any classic film ephemera? No but I collect Vivien’s movies. :)

    You + vivandlarry.com
    10. How did you hear about vivandlarry.com (google search, word of mouth, etc)? Gee I don’t remember. I found the site years ago probably via google or a group on yahoo.

    11. What is your favorite part of the site? The pictures and the topics of “The Oliviers” but it’s sad that most of them are still empty

    12. How often do you read the blog posts? Dunno, I check the site once a day I’d say.

    13. Do you read the blog posts even when they don’t focus on Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier (i.e. Cinema Experiences and Film Diary entries, etc)? Depends on what the blog post is about ^^

    14. What else would you like to see on the site that isn’t here already? I hope we’ll have more info in the The Oliviers section

    15. Are you following vivandlarry.com on any other social media outlets (twitter or facebook)? facebook

    16. How likely are you to point others in the direction of this website? I don’t have friends who are intersted in Vivien and/or Larry so there actually is nobody to point in the direction vivandlarry.com but I like it a lot and many others too as I can see here. :)

    • Kendra - Reply

      March 29, 2011 at 10:16 am

      I think Fire Over England is on youtube. I hope you get to see the other films you listed soon!

      The Oliviers section will be back up in no time, I just haven’t re-uploaded the pages after the wordpress transfer. I’m getting there slowly but surely, though :)

  • Georgia - Reply

    March 22, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    About You

    1. Your name: Georgia

    2. Where are you from? England

    3. Do you have a website or blog (post the link)? No

    4. How did you become interested in Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier? I grew up with classic films but one of my favourites was always Spartacus with Larry, I then looked into his work and became a huge fan. I’ve also started to be a Vivien fan through Larry – they were the most superb actors I have ever seen.

    5. What is your favorite Vivien Leigh film? I know it’s obvious but it has to be Gone with the Wind.

    6. What is your favorite Laurence Olivier film? Don’t know too hard to choose … probably Hamlet.

    7. Are there any films of either Vivien or Larry’s that you really want to see but haven’t had the chance? The Entertainer for Larry, I’m getting the DVD this week.

    8. Who are your other favorite actors/actresses? For current actors and actresses I like Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Geoffrey Rush, Alan Rickman, Anthony Hopkins, Ian McKellen etc..
    The older ones I like are Claude Rains, Charlie Chaplin, Vincent Price, Bette Davis and loads more

    9. Do you collect any classic film ephemera? The odd magazine I can get my hands on.

    You + vivandlarry.com
    10. How did you hear about vivandlarry.com (google search, word of mouth, etc)? Google image search for Larry.

    11. What is your favorite part of the site? The pictures I haven’t seen anywhere else and the articles.

    12. How often do you read the blog posts? About once or twice a week.

    13. Do you read the blog posts even when they don’t focus on Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier (i.e. Cinema Experiences and Film Diary entries, etc)? Yes, they’re very interesting.

    14. What else would you like to see on the site that isn’t here already? Can’t think of anything.

    15. Are you following vivandlarry.com on any other social media outlets (twitter or facebook)? Don’t have either.

    16. How likely are you to point others in the direction of this website? Very likely if I can find someone as interested as I am.

    • Kendra - Reply

      March 29, 2011 at 10:13 am

      Spartacus is a great film, indeed! Let us know how you like The Entertainer–I think Larry is fabulous in it!

      Thanks for helping to spread the love :)

  • Kendra - Reply

    March 24, 2011 at 10:10 am

    Don’t worry, guys, the info in The Oliviers section will be back up in due time. When I transferred the site to wordpress, I wasn’t able to transfer all of the page content becuase it was previously coded in plain PHP/HTML. I’m working on it–it is time consuming :)

  • Sari - Reply

    March 27, 2011 at 6:08 am

    1. Your name: Sari

    2. Where are you from? Los Angeles, CA

    3. Do you have a website or blog (post the link)?
    http://annabel-lee-.tumblr.com

    4. How did you become interested in Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier?
    I became interested/fell in love with Vivien when I first saw Gone with the Wind when I was 7 years old. I found out about Larry through Vivien a few years later when I read about her. And then when I saw Wuthering Heights and I loved him then too and got into his films.

    5. What is your favorite Vivien Leigh film?
    A tie between A Streetcar Named Desire and Gone with the Wind.

    6. What is your favorite Laurence Olivier film?
    A tie between Rebecca and Wuthering Heights.

    7. Are there any films of either Vivien or Larry’s that you really want to see but haven’t had the chance?
    21 Days Together.

    8. Who are your other favorite actors/actresses?
    Joan Fontaine, Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, Charlie Chaplin, Marlon Brando, Ingrid Bergman, Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, Elizabeth Taylor, Natalie Wood, James Stewart, James Dean, Clark Gable, Carole Lombard, Greta Garbo, Barbara Stanwyck, Katharine Hepburn, Daniel Day Lewis, Kate Winslet, Leonardo Dicaprio, Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson (don’t judge me, I enjoy/love him and Kristen lol), Juno Temple, Johnny Depp, Eddie Redmayne, Eva Green

    9. Do you collect any classic film ephemera?
    I only have film posters, but I wish I had autographs (especially of Vivien and/or Larry).

    You + vivandlarry.com

    10. How did you hear about vivandlarry.com (google search, word of mouth, etc)?
    I heard about it when it was posted in the notley_abbey graphics community on livejournal. I miss that comm, ngl.

    11. What is your favorite part of the site?
    The photo gallery and the blog posts.

    12. How often do you read the blog posts?
    Whenever I get to see new posts tweeted or linked to on facebook. I miss some, so I don’t see them immediately but I do later.

    13. Do you read the blog posts even when they don’t focus on Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier (i.e. Cinema Experiences and Film Diary entries, etc)?
    Yeah, I enjoy them as well.

    14. What else would you like to see on the site that isn’t here already?
    I can’t think of anything right now.

    15. Are you following vivandlarry.com on any other social media outlets (twitter or facebook)?
    Yeah, twitter and facebook.

    16. How likely are you to point others in the direction of this website?
    Very likely. Whenever I talk to someone else who loves Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier, I direct them to this website.

    • Kendra - Reply

      March 29, 2011 at 10:11 am

      Sari, you have great taste in actors and actresses! We like many of the same people. I miss LA and hope the sun is shining there! Thanks for directing people to the site :)

  • Emily - Reply

    March 28, 2011 at 3:25 am

    1. Your name: Emily

    2. Where are you from? Lexington, KY USA

    3. Do you have a website or blog (post the link)? http://www.bluekygirl.blogspot.com/

    4. How did you become interested in Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier? I became interested in Vivien first when I saw GWTW when I was 8. In middle school I started reading about her life and became interested in Larry too. I am a bigger Vivien fan than a Larry fan. I prefer them together.

    5. What is your favorite Vivien Leigh film? GWTW, That Hamilton Woman, and Waterloo Bridge

    6. What is your favorite Laurence Olivier film? Rebecca, Richard III, Marathon Man

    7. Are there any films of either Vivien or Larry’s that you really want to see but haven’t had the chance? Deep Blue Sea

    8. Who are your other favorite actors/actresses? Rita Hayworth, Lucille Ball, Carole Lombard, Cary Grant, Jean Harlow, Grace Kelly, Charlie Chaplin, Clark Gable, Lana Turner. Modern: Tina Fey, Jon Hamm, Johnny Depp, Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep.

    9. Do you collect any classic film ephemera? Books, posters, photographs and the GWTW Christmas ornaments.

    You + vivandlarry.com

    10. How did you hear about vivandlarry.com (google search, word of mouth, etc)?Google Search

    11. What is your favorite part of the site? I love the photographs and I really enjoy the vintage magazine and newspaper scans.

    12. How often do you read the blog posts? Weekly.

    13. Do you read the blog posts even when they don’t focus on Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier (i.e. Cinema Experiences and Film Diary entries, etc)? Sometimes.

    14. What else would you like to see on the site that isn’t here already? I can’t think of anything. It’s great!

    15. Are you following vivandlarry.com on any other social media outlets (twitter or facebook)? Yes Facebook,Twitter and Blogger

    16. How likely are you to point others in the direction of this website? I have not found too many fans but when I do direct them to the site!

    • Kendra - Reply

      March 29, 2011 at 10:09 am

      It’s hard to find other fans in ~real life, and that’s why the online community is great because it brings people together from round the world for a shared interest. I love the GWTW seems to have been the starting point for so many fans. It was for me, as well :)

  • Ahlon - Reply

    March 29, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    1. Your name: Ahlon Gavins.

    2. Where are you from? Ypsilanti, MI.

    3. Do you have a website or blog (post the link)? http://www.foxylikesithot.blogspot.com

    4. How did you become interested in Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier? I became interested in Viv and Larry due to their portrayals of Ophelia and Hamlet, respectively. It’s my favourite Shakespeare play.

    5. What is your favorite Vivien Leigh film? Waterloo Bridge.

    6. What is your favorite Laurence Olivier film? The Prince and the Showgirl.

    7. Are there any films of either Vivien or Larry’s that you really want to see but haven’t had the chance? I haven’t seen Rebecca, yet, so I would really like to get around to seeing that. Of Vivien’s, I’d really like to see Anna Karenina all the way through.

    8. Who are your other favorite actors/actresses? Oh, wow. This would take forever if I were to list them all off. But, my top ten favourite ladies (of modern cinema) are: Marion Cotillard, Audrey Tautou, Kate Winslet, Meryl Streep, Angelina Jolie, Carey Mulligan, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Toni Collette, Cate Blanchett and Michelle Williams. (I also have a soft spot for newcomer, Jennifer Lawrence.) I’d bore you to death if I listed my favourite men, but let’s just say that Robert De Niro is at the top of the list.

    9. Do you collect any classic film ephemera? Yes, I do.

    10. How did you hear about vivandlarry.com (google search, word of mouth, etc)? Tumblr.

    11. What is your favorite part of the site? Everything?

    12. How often do you read the blog posts? When I get the email.

    13. Do you read the blog posts even when they don’t focus on Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier (i.e. Cinema Experiences and Film Diary entries, etc)? Yes, I do.

    14. What else would you like to see on the site that isn’t here already? Uhhhh … no comment?

    15. Are you following vivandlarry.com on any other social media outlets (twitter or facebook)? Yes, I am.

    16. How likely are you to point others in the direction of this website? Very.

  • Matilde - Reply

    April 3, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    1. Your name: Rita Ceraldi
    2. Where are you from? Italy
    3.  Do you have a website or blog (post the link)?no
    4. How did you become interested in Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier? I’ve always been interested in classical cinema because my father introduced me to it since I was a child , later I became interested in english literature , too and tried to learn as much as I could about Laurence Olivier , to me the greatest actor of his time and perhaps the greatest who has ever lived ; so I became interested in Vivien Leigh too,
    5. What is your favorite Vivien Leigh film? Gone with the wind ,of course, but also “lady hamilton”
    6. What is your favorite Laurence Olivier film? it’ s too hard to choose–
    7. Are there any films of either Vivien or Larry’s that you really want to see but haven’t had the chance? Demi- paradise for Larry , I often wonder was has became of “Elephant walk” , I mean the scenes Vivien shot before her breakdown
    8. Who are your other favorite actors/actresses?.Daniel Day Lewis, Robert Downey,Humphrey Bogart,Vittorio Gassman,Cary Grant,Al Pacino;Gary Cooper, Audrey Hepburn, Ingrid Bergman, Kate Winslet, Gene Tierney, Henry Fonda , Paul Newman and many others
    9. Do you collect any classic film ephemera? I’d like to do it

    10. How did you hear about vivandlarry.com (google search, word of mouth, etc)? google search
    11. What is your favorite part of the site? I like everything about it
    12. How often do you read the blog posts? qite often
    13. Do you read the blog posts even when they don’t focus on Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier (i.e. Cinema Experiences and Film Diary entries, etc)? yes, always
    14. What else would you like to see on the site that isn’t here already? it’s a great site.. maybe rewiews of thier performances
    15. Are you following vivandlarry.com on any other social media outlets (twitter or facebook)? yes
    16. How likely are you to point others in the direction of this website? very

  • Alexa Leigh - Reply

    May 12, 2011 at 1:27 am

    About You
    1. Your name: Alexa Leigh
    2. Where are you from? Miami, FL
    3. Do you have a website or blog (post the link)? There’s duhitsalexa.tumblr.com where I post countless gifs, pictures, and articles related to old film and, especially, Vivien and Larry. I also had a blog once but abandoned it shortly afterwards. The link, in case you’re curious, is: somelikethemclassic.blogspot.com. I may go back to it someday when I have the time (perhaps in the summer).
    4. How did you become interested in Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier? The summer going into freshman year of high school “Rebecca” by Daphne du Maurier was assigned as one of our summer reading books. One day I was with some friends and one of their mothers had rented the film just in case the novel was boring. We watched it and immediately I fell in love with the film. Not long after I read the book within three days. I then searched it up on YouTube because I wished to see it again. I thought Laurence Olivier was absolutely handsome. Then I started searching up old films online. I remember my mother had always wanted me to watch Gone With the Wind since I was young but after incorrectly remarking that it was eight hours long, I lost all interest a refused to sit still for that long. Whenever I asked what it was about, she would mention the same things: something about a plantation, pretty dresses, war, and that at the end the man says to the woman “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn”. One of these times I proceeded to ask her why he tells her that. Her answer? “She was a bitch.” My curiosity was not satisfied. “How was she a bitch?” I persisted. (We were in the car driving past a field of cows going who knows where) “She just was.” But my interest ended there. I was still not convinced. I also remember her repeated the line “Tomorrow is another day!” Anyways, getting back to the story, after watching Rebecca and becoming increasingly interested in old films, I recalled Gone with the Wind. With nothing to do at home (this was still summer), I asked my mother where the film was and began watching it late at night. (Coincidentally, I had unknowingly seen a clip on YouTube just a few days before and liked it. The part was none other than the famous Library Scene at Twelve Oaks.) Ten minutes into the film and, not only had I already become attached to the story, I had also been greatly impressed by Vivien Leigh. Shortly afterwards I began to do some research on her and spotted Laurence Olivier’s name under the “Spouse” section on Wikipedia. I could not believe that Maxim de Winter and Scarlett O’Hara were married in real life! In short, my love for them only grew since then.
    5. What is your favorite Vivien Leigh film? Gone With the Wind (Though Streetcar is a close second. I recently read it for at least the seventh time.)
    6. What is your favorite Laurence Olivier film? Rebecca. (I haven’t seen many of his films now that I think of it).
    7. Are there any films of either Vivien or Larry’s that you really want to see but haven’t had the chance? For Vivien it would be Caesar and Cleopatra and Dark Journey. For Larry definitely Wuthering Heights and Carrie.
    8. Who are your other favorite actors/actresses? Bette Davis, Katharine Hepburn, Joan Crawford, Olivia de Havilland, Hedy Lamarr, Judy Garland, Clark Gable, Cary Grant, Robert Taylor, Leslie Howard, and James Stewart.
    9. Do you collect any classic film ephemera? Movie stills, posters, photos, memorabilia, and anything related to GWTW or Vivien Leigh/Clark Gable.
    You + vivandlarry.com
    10. How did you hear about vivandlarry.com (google search, word of mouth, etc)? Google search.
    11. What is your favorite part of the site? Gallery, Articles, and Interviews. (I raid the gallery and save hundreds of photos at a time).
    12. How often do you read the blog posts? Daily basis.
    13. Do you read the blog posts even when they don’t focus on Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier (i.e. Cinema Experiences and Film Diary entries, etc)? I certainly do!
    14. What else would you like to see on the site that isn’t here already? Honey, you’ve got it all!
    15. Are you following vivandlarry.com on any other social media outlets (twitter or facebook)? I don’t have either, but I check the site everyday and follow your (Kendra) account on tumblr.
    16. How likely are you to point others in the direction of this website? Very likely. I do it all the time on tumblr, YouTube, and anywhere else I get the chance. I’ve sent two in its direction just this week alone (one being a Vivien-fan-in-the-making).

  • Cathy Clinger - Reply

    May 16, 2011 at 1:45 am

    1. Your name: Cathy

    2. Where are you from? Michigan

    3. Do you have a website or blog (post the link)? no

    4. How did you become interested in Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier? GWTW & Wuthering Heights

    5. What is your favorite Vivien Leigh film? A Yank at Oxford; the film itself wasn’t particularly great, but Viv was fabulous!

    6. What is your favorite Laurence Olivier film? Wuthering Heights

    7. Are there any films of either Vivien or Larry’s that you really want to see but haven’t had the chance? Fire Over England

    8. Who are your other favorite actors/actresses? Bette Davis, Katherine Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, Claude Rains, Cary Grant

    9. Do you collect any classic film ephemera? GWTW, Wizard of Oz

    You + vivandlarry.com

    10. How did you hear about vivandlarry.com (google search, word of mouth, etc)? Google search

    11. What is your favorite part of the site? Photos & articles

    12. How often do you read the blog posts? Several times a week

    13. Do you read the blog posts even when they don’t focus on Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier (i.e. Cinema Experiences and Film Diary entries, etc)? yes

    14. What else would you like to see on the site that isn’t here already? You’re doing a great job, I can’t think of anything else

    15. Are you following vivandlarry.com on any other social media outlets (twitter or facebook)?
    Not yet
    16. How likely are you to point others in the direction of this website? Very likely

  • Rose - Reply

    October 29, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    1. Your name:

    Rose

    2. Where are you from?

    Royal Berkshire

    3. Do you have a website or blog (post the link)?

    Just my humble Tumblr!

    4. How did you become interested in Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier?

    I have been smitten with Vivien for as long as I can recall. Like ever so many, I’ve always thought of her as the most beautiful woman ever to have lived, I’ve never really questioned that fact. But recently, I started watching her films again, and this time was more captivated than ever, so did as we do in this day and age… Googled her! I found this site, more films I’d never seen before and plenty more besides, and my infatuation now knows no bounds.

    5. What is your favourite Vivien Leigh film?

    I know it’s a somewhat obvious choice, but I would have to choose Waterloo Bridge. That one scene alone, quite rightly referred to as one of the greatest moments in acting history, seals it for me. However, I also have a real soft spot for Lady Hamilton. I don’t know if I would adore the film quite as much were it not for Vivien and Larry playing the lead roles, and their obvious and overwhelming chemistry… but I like to think I would! A Streetcar Named Desire I often find a little hard to watch, but that is by no means a criticism. It’s Viv’s heart-wrenching, feverish performance that makes me both adore her and feel as though I could cry with frustration at just wanting to make everything stop for her, even for just one second.

    6. What is your favourite Laurence Olivier film?

    Wuthering Heights. I adore the novel, and whilst the film isn’t the most faithful adaptation (like many, I chose to ignore the very final moment altogether!), it’s a film I could watch over and again. J’adore. Larry is, to my mind, a perfect Heathcliff.

    7. Are there any films of either Vivien or Larry’s that you really want to see but haven’t had the chance?

    21 Days! Hopefully I will be doing so, ever so soon.

    8. Who are your other favourite actors/actresses?

    I adore Emma Thompson and Alan Rickman. Dame Maggie Smith is a wonder, and Meryl Streep owns that tiny part of my soul not occupied by The Oliviers! Whilst I greatly admire many of Vivien and Larry’s contemporaries, I think there were none of that age (nor since) who could touch them.

    9. Do you collect any classic film ephemera?

    I don’t have the funds to do so, but every now and then when I find a gem on eBay or something similar, I’ll snap it up.

    You + vivandlarry.com

    10. How did you hear about vivandlarry.com (google search, word of mouth, etc)?

    Google, the jolly old chap.

    11. What is your favourite part of the site?

    I’m still exploring! I don’t want to ‘use up’ everything here at once. The gallery is incredible, and it’s a real shame that some scrupulous cads have lead to you feeling you can no longer add to the treasure trove already there. After all the effort you put it, I find it hard to believe someone could so brazenly claim your images as their own, but there are some rotters out there, I’m so sorry to have heard what they did. I also adore the articles section, both typed out and the joy of seeing the scans of yesteryears’ papers!

    12. How often do you read the blog posts?

    At present I’m reading bits and pieces from the last couple of years, finding gems every place I turn. But eventually I’ll start from the beginning and make sure I haven’t missed anything!

    13. Do you read the blog posts even when they don’t focus on Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier (i.e. Cinema Experiences and Film Diary entries, etc)?

    Again, at present I have skimmed through them but have been focusing, rather greedily, on things relating solely to my new, ardent devotion. However, your photography is divine, and pictures of my London and surrounding areas that I love so much make me well up.

    14. What else would you like to see on the site that isn’t here already?

    The only thing I can think of at present, as I’d followed an old link from Facebook and found it not longer exists here, is the ‘Letters’ page. Is this something that has been taken down for good, or moved elsewhere? If the former, I completely understand as it’ll be with good reason, but I had been meaning to enquire. As I am also rather covetous, I feel there can never be too many of the wonderful little love quotes and anecdotes from others regarding their love story. But again, the Facebook page offers a beautiful, rather swoonsome selection.

    15. Are you following vivandlarry.com on any other social media outlets (twitter or facebook)?

    Facebook! I also use the link via this site to check out your Twitter every now and then, although I don’t have a Twitter account myself with which to follow you.

    16. How likely are you to point others in the direction of this website?

    Very bloody likely! It’s a real labour of love, a work of art and something you must be incredibly proud of.

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