Posts Tagged with: laurence olivier

Carrie: The best Laurence Olivier film you’ve never seen

Posted in - laurence olivier on June 28th 2012 21 Comments

This post is part of the William Wyler Blogathon currently hosted by The Movie Projector. Spoiler alert: proceed with caution!

In 1950, Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier returned to Hollywood after a 10-year hiatus. In the intervening years, much had changed for

Dear John: Remembering John Buckmaster

Posted in - friends of the oliviers & guest post on May 17th 2012 10 Comments

Dear John: Remembering John Buckmaster

by Tanguy

John Buckmaster. The name sounds familiar to all those interested in Vivien Leigh. Wasn’t he the man making fun of Larry and his new mustache that first day at the Savoy Grill, when it is said that all really began? John Buckmaster. A name. A …

For the love of Laurence Olivier

Posted in - contests on May 14th 2012 22 Comments

We’ll be ringing in Sir Laurence Olivier’s 105th birthday on May 22nd, and what better way to celebrate than by giving away a special present representing his finest work? One lucky winner will receive the fabulous goodies pictured above!

The loot

DVD copy of Hamlet (1948)*
Two vintage replica lobby cards featuring Hamlet and Wuthering Heights

*This DVD …

Cinema Experiences: Marathon Man

Posted in - cinema experiences & laurence olivier on April 22nd 2012 12 Comments

“Is it safe?” Mary Ellen Mark captures Dustin Hoffman and Laurence Olivier in a playful moment before the tense final scene on the set of John Schlesinger’s Marathon Man

oinciding with renewed public interest in the Holocaust following the Cold War, and the race to bring WWII criminals to justice, 1970s Hollywood saw the reemergence …