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Year-end Wrap-up, 2010!

2010 was a pretty wild year with lots of life changes. I spent the first half in southern California and the second half up north and then in London! It was last January that I found out it’d been accepted to grad school, and now here I am about to start my second semester. It’s crazy. I miss California, especially the warm weather, my friends, and the beach, my cat and my family, but I’m loving being in England so much.  I really feel like this was meant to be, like some strange force is pushing me toward my goals.  I have a lot I want to accomplish in 2011, a good deal of which has to do with the subjects of this website.

One of the cool things about pond hopping (and continuing with the location scouting theme from previous posts) is that I saw a lot of places where Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier lived, worked, played, etc, as well as exhibits and other things.  So, to wrap things up for 2010, here are some photos I took this past year.

I hope you all have a bright, joyful, and prosperous new year!  Thanks for all of your amazing support in 2010!



Classic film poster exhibit at AMPAS

Noel Coward: Star Quality exhibit at AMPAS
Noel Coward: Star Quality exhibit at AMPAS
Laurence Olivier lived here while filming Rebecca
Vivien Leigh lived in the house that was once at this address while filming GWTW
Vivien Leigh lived here while filming Ship of Fools
No plastic flowers to be seen
Hollywood Walk of Fame
Scarlett O'Hara at Madame Tussaud's Hollywood


The Old Vic
Eaton Square, Belgravia
54 Eaton Square. Vivien Leigh lived and died here.
Durham Cottage, Chelsea. Larry and Vivien lived here
St Paul's The Actor's Church, Covent Garden
Vivien Leigh's bench at Eaton Square
Westminster Abbey. Laurence Olivier is buried here.
St Martin-in-the-fields, Trafalgar Square. Vivien Leigh's memorial service was held here.

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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  1. Have you thought about visiting St.James’ Church Spanish Place? (It’s just off Baker Street.) It’s where VL and Leigh Holman were married.Apparently it’s very beautiful.

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