• The Double Life of Vivien Leigh

    Tops MagazineFebruary, 1955 The London audience that jammed the theatre to see Vivien Leigh enact the role of Blanche in the sizzling play version of A Streetcar Named Desire will never forget her starkly realistic portrayal of a sex-ridden woman.…

  • Screen Album, 1940

    The 1940 summer edition of Screen Album promised to have 100 new pictures and 1,000 new facts, inside its covers, of the day’s leading actors and actresses. Both Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier were featured. They each received one full…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Fashion Friday #11: A Streetcar Named Desire

    Vivien Leigh arrived back in the United States on August 1st, 1950, at the Idlewild Airport (now JFK), in New York. She was on her way to Hollywood to begin filming A Streetcar Named Desire. Vivien had originated the role…

  • The Versatile Laurence Olivier

    Article originally published in 1941 Versatile Laurence Olivier Stars With Vivien Leigh In “21 Days Together” Laurence Olivier, whose latest success is as Larry Darrant in “21 Days Together,” was born on May 22nd, 1907, in Dorking, Surrey, where his…