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Merry Christmas from VivandLarry.com!

Posted in - the oliviers on December 18th 2010 9 Comments

The holidays are here!  Snow has blanketed the ground, and everyone is going home or elsewhere for Christmas (or trying to–the airports are closed!).  I’m spending Christmas in Scotland, but before I go, I wanted to leave a little gift to all of the lovely Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier fans out there.

I know updates at vivandlarry.com have been lacking since this past summer, but hopefully bigger and better things will be happening soon.  As a Christmas gift, here are 20 new photos of Larry and Vivien.  I hope you enjoy them.  Some are quite rare!  Huge thanks to my good friend Mark for sharing some of his amazing collection with me and therefore you as well :)

Happy holidays!

Kendra

Vivien Leigh waves to her fans and photographers in 1946

Vivien Leigh as Titania and Ralph Richardson as Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Old Vic, 1938

Vivien Leigh as Titania and Robert Helpmann as Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Old Vic, 1938

Vivien Leigh and Robert Helpmann lead a cast party after the opening night of A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Old Vic

Caricatures from The Sketch, 1938

The Oliviers at a party thrown by Hugh "Binkie" Beaumont in 1953. Vivien's first social appearance after her nervous breakdown.

Vivien Leigh at a party thrown by Hugh "Binkie" Beaumont in 1953. Her first public appearance after her nervous breakdown.

Swedish magazine Filmjournalen features Vivien on the cover in 1951

Laurence Olivier meets Bob Hope on the Paramount lot in 1950

Vivien Leigh on the cover of a French magazine circa 1955

Vivien circa 1958

Vivien circa 1948

Vivien Leigh publicity photo for That Hamilton Woman, 1941

Larry and Vivien behind the scenes on That Hamilton Woman

Larry and Vivien at the 1940 Academy Awards, Hollywood, CA

Vivien Leigh publicity photo for Gone with the Wind, 1939

Vivie Leigh MGM publicity photo by Laszlo Willinger, 1940

Larry and Vivien light up in 1957

Larry and Vivien on board the Wyoming en route to England, 1950

As of now (9) people have had something to say...

  • Sylvia Kodis - Reply

    December 18, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    Hi Kendra
    Thanks so much for the great pictures and a special thanks to Mark for sharing! I wish you both a happy holiday and a wonderful new year. Enjoy your time in Scotland. I hear the mull of kintyre is breathtaking! (If you’re going there!) Congratulations on your successful semester.
    Best wishes
    Sylvia

  • Kendra - Reply

    December 18, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    Thanks Sylvia! Happy holidays to you as well! The semester is over, but all my papers are due in January, so I’m still working!

  • elizabeth - Reply

    December 18, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    These pictures were wonderful! Made my morning :D

  • Shiroma Nathan - Reply

    December 18, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    Thanks so much…they are wonderful. Hope you have a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year. Enjoy Scotland.

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  • Bea - Reply

    December 20, 2010 at 12:36 am

    Wonderful pictures!! THANKS you &Mark for sharing. All my gratitude to you for sharing your webpage, text, pictures, post in fb, twitter, tumlbr, your wonderful and dedicated work this year the fans of vivandlarry.com & the Oliviers, will be waiting for news, travel, school and adventures in London.My best wishes to you, Merry Christmas and very happy New Year, sincerely Bea from south of Chile.

  • Cee - Reply

    December 20, 2010 at 1:07 am

    Merry Christmas! Thanks for sharing the pics, love the behind the scenes shot from That Hamilton Woman!

  • Matthew Coniam - Reply

    December 22, 2010 at 7:23 am

    Merry Christmas Kendra!
    Hope you enjoy Scotland – isn’t London snowy enough for you???!!!

  • yvonne - Reply

    February 4, 2011 at 6:55 am

    I am a fans

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