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Summer Days Drifting Away

Summer is officially upon us.  In one week I’ll be leaving Southern California, and in two months I’ll be heading overseas to start my graduate program in London.  I can’t believe how fast this year has gone by, and I know the coming year will be very busy for me.  This might mean some changes for because I know I won’t have time to update the site quite as regularly.   Focusing on and doing well in school is very important to me, as is using the opportunity of being in London to try and capitalize on a book project I’ve been working on for the past 2 years.

Over the course of the next couple of months, I plan on scanning/screencapping any photos that I have yet to upload to the gallery so that I have them to easily upload overseas, putting as many videos in the Cinema Archive as I have time to upload, scan any articles, upload pages, etc.

One thing I can promise is this: I will not abandon

I may ask if anyone would like to be my co-webmaster, though. 🙂

Anyway, look for a lot of new things on the site in the upcoming months, and if you have any photos, articles, or videos you’d like to share with your fellow Larry and Vivien fans, please send them in to vivandlarry {at} gmail {dot} com.  While overseas, it is likely that this blog will be the most frequently updated part of the website, and if you’re going to be in London at any point over the next year, and would like to meet up to go Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier sight-seeing, be sure to get in touch.  I love meeting fellow fans!  Depending on my schedule, it might be possible to organize a larger fan meet-up next spring.

Please stay tuned!

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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Comments (14)

  1. Kendra, I cannot tell you how happy I am for you to have gotten everything to work out for you to study in London! It is a perfect fit for you.

  2. Thanks, Kayla!

    I still have some important things to do, and hopefully my visa will come through in time for my scheduled departure (that’s the big thing I’m worried about)! I think it will be a fun adventure! 🙂

  3. Good luck Kendra!!!
    And thank you so much for your marvellous job . It makes me very happy to discover knew things about Viv and Larry.
    Best regards from Spain. Keep in touch and be happy!

  4. Dear Kendra,
    You do such a marvelous job honoring our beloved Viv and Larry blog ~~

    Good luck with your London endeavors and your writngs .

    I think finding your blog is a dream come true

  5. Oh …I didn’t read this before I put my comment on your FB page. Opps sorry for being a nob. As always I wish you every success! Enjoy and hope you to see you one day in beloved England.

  6. Dear Kendra,
    I want to wish you all the best and success in your studies. I know you will do a great job! Words can’t express what this sight means to me, your keeping the memory of Viv and Larry alive.I just enjoy it so very much! Have a safe trip and God bless you.
    Warmest regards,

  7. My best wishes in your graduate program. Thanks for wonderful webpage!! It`s a special treasure for me!! You are very kind and generous to sharing with us. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!

  8. Dear Kendra,
    I wish you all the best in your time in England, I envy you so! And I really appreciate your good work with the website, it’s incredible how much effort you put into it, and how you manage to update it all so frequently. Now that SimplyClassics are more or less dead, it’s Viv&Larry the place I go to. So thank you SO MUCH for being the one who gives us all the news about our favorite silver screen/golden era couple! What would we do without you?

    (Oh, and I think I might take a trip to London this September to see a play at the National Theatre and at the Old Vic, and next year in the Spring… So if there’s any ‘vivandlarry convention’ sometime then, with anyone, count me in! Maybe it would be possible to get really close up to Vivien’s bench in Eaton Square (: or something. Ah, I wish …)

  9. Thanks Bea and Zara!

    I’m glad the website is still a draw for people, hehe 🙂

    Zara– I will definitely let you know if there is some sort of meet-up in the spring. It would be so fun, I think! When I get my school schedule all settled, I’ll have more time to possibly plan something. In the mean time, if you’re in London in September, let me know, maybe we can meet up and go around to Eaton square 🙂

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