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Backstage with Vivien Leigh

Posted in - articles & guest post & vivien leigh on March 26th 2011 11 Comments

I was recently contacted about a never-before-published interview that Vivien Leigh had done in 1966 during the run of her last play, Ivanov, in which she co-starred with her good friend John Gielgud. Peter Coyne, a former student and good friend of the interviewer, Richard F. Mason, was kind enough to choose as the …

Backstage with “The Happy Hypocrite”

Posted in - articles & vivien leigh on December 10th 2010 1 Comments

Theatre World goes backstage after the opening night of The Happy Hypocrite (1936) starring Ivor Novello, Vivien Leigh, Isabelle Jeans, and Marius Goring.

Ivor Novello was both amused and delighted to hear that he had so completely mystified the friends who crowded into his dressing room after his great first night triumph in The Happy …