• Fashion Friday: Selections from 1949

    In 1949, Vivien Leigh decided to tackle the role of Blanche Du Bois in Tennessee Williams’ play, A Streetcar Named Desire. Her director and producer was also her husband, Laurence Olivier. The couple put up £10,000 to produce the play.…

  • Fashion Friday: Harper’s Bazaar, 1940

    In 1940, Vivien Leigh appeared in the pages of Harper’s Bazaar as a fashion model. For Vivien, modeling designer clothing was nothing new. She’d been appearing in fashion magazines since the 1930s. The photographer for this particular shoot was George…

  • 11 Things About Vivien Leigh & the Oscars

    Vivien Leigh only made nineteen movies during her thirty-three year career, as she preferred standing on the stage to standing in front of a camera. During her career, she took home two Oscars for Best Actress: one in 1940 and…

  • Fashion Friday: The Costumes of Anna Karenina

    For this week’s Fashion Friday post, I’ll be taking a look at several of the costumes that Vivien Leigh wore in Anna Karenina. Based on Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel, Vivien filmed Anna Karenina at Shepperton Studios in 1947; the film…

  • The Knight Was Made For Love

    Confidential March, 1961 by John Blough About the only thing missing in the recent divorce of Sir Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh to make it the most adroit comedy of manners in many years was a credit line for Noel…

  • Fashion Friday: Laurence Olivier’s Knighthood

    In 1947, while Laurence Olivier was filming Hamlet, he received a letter asking him if he’d be interested in a knighthood. Even though he wasn’t suppose to mention the letter to anyone, he couldn’t resist and called his wife, Vivien.…

  • Fashion Friday: That Hamilton Woman

    That Hamilton Woman! is a 1941 movie about the real-life romance of Emma Hamilton and Horatio Nelson, starring Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier. René Hubert, the man tapped to be the costume designer for the film, was no stranger to Vivien. He…

  • 21 Cool Things About “That Hamilton Woman!”

    Here’s a list of 21 cool things about That Hamilton Woman, starring Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier, that I have put together in celebration of the film. 1. The movie’s based on the real life love affair of Emma Hamilton (April…

  • Seven Things About Vivien Leigh

    To celebrate Vivien Leigh’s birthday today, I’ve put together this fun list of seven cool things in regard to Vivien and her work. Vivien Leigh led an incredible life, so obviously, there are far more than just seven fun things…