Vivien Leigh recently celebrated her 50th birthday at her country home, Tickeridge Mill [sic], in Sussex.Read more »
Van you help identify these visitors to Notley Abbey?Read more »
2017 – what a year!Read more »
Guest blogger Shiroma Nathan writes about tracking down a rare photo album from the Oliviers’ 1948 Old Vic tour of Australia.Read more »
Sotheby’s recently announced a major sale of objects from the Vivien Leigh estate.Read more »
Excellent news! Remember about a year ago when I put up a fan survey as part of my research for a chapter in an upcoming Vivien Leigh compilation book? Well, that book is slated for publication in November.Read more »
VivAndLarry.com is an online archive and film blog dedicated to preserving the memories of classic screen and stage stars Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier. Edited by author Kendra Bean, the site is a cabinet of curiosities brimming with vintage articles, video footage, the largest collection of Vivien Leigh and/or Laurence Olivier photos on the Web, and much, much more. The work done here has led to partnerships with cultural institutions including the BFI, National Portrait Gallery (London), Victoria & Albert Museum, and the George Douglas Estate. For more Viv and Larry, follow on Facebook and Instagram!
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Photographs from the private view of “Vivien Leigh: Public Faces, Private Lives” at Nymans in Sussex. (Part 2 of 2)Read more »
Photographs of the Messel family home at Nymans in Sussex, currently hosting the V&A exhibition Vivien Leigh: Public Faces, Private Lives. Part 1 of 2.Read more »
A sunny summer day at Tickerage Mill with Vivien Leigh and photographer George Douglas.Read more »
A visual essay of film photographs taken during the silent era by photographer James Abbe. For the Classic Movie History Project blogathon.Read more »
One of the most commonly asked questions that I receive on this site is from people who are travelling to London and want to do some unique sight-seeing.Read more »
In the spring of 1944, Vivien Leigh accompanied Hungarian director Gabriel Pascal to playwright George Bernard Shaw’s home in Ayot St. Lawrence, Hertfordshire.Read more »
“When I come into the theatre I get a sense of security. I love an audience. I love people, and I act because I like trying to give pleasure to people.”
“My stage successes have provided me with the greatest moments outside myself, my film successes the best moments, professionally, within myself.”