the oliviers

laurence olivier launches ulster television

From 1959, this clip of Laurence Olivier launching a new tv network in Northern Ireland is quite a rare gem. TV was a new medium certainly for Larry, and I think it shows in this clip. He has a script in his lap and even flubs the lines a bit, which is fascinating because that probably didn’t happen much.

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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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