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Back to Titanic: A Night to Remember

Posted in - classic film on April 10th 2012 14 Comments

The RMS Titanic sails into Queenstown, Ireland before heading out to sea

On April 10, 1912, the RMS Titanic set sail from Southampton on her ill-fated maiden voyage to New York.  Built in Belfast by Harland and Wolff, Titanic and her sister ships the RMS Olympic and HMHS Britannic were the pride and …

Vivien Leigh and the Search For “Rebecca”

Posted in - classic film & general discussion & laurence olivier & the oliviers & vivien leigh on February 2nd 2010 9 Comments

One of the things Vivien Leigh did after finishing filming on Gone with the Wind was test for the role of the second Mrs. DeWinter in the film version of Daphne DuMaurier’s Rebecca.  The film, being directed by Alfred Hitchcock and produced by David O. Selznick, was set to star Laurence Olivier (Vivien’s then fiancee) …