• 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…

  • Fashion Friday #7: Gone With The Wind in Atlanta

    In December, 1939, Atlanta fell under the spell of David Selznick’s masterpiece, Gone With the Wind. The mayor of Atlanta, William Hartsfield, declared a three day holiday to celebrate the movie’s premiere at Loew’s Grand Theater on Peachtree Street. Three…

  • Happy 75th Anniversary, Gone With The Wind!

    Gone With The Wind premiered seventy-five years ago, today, on December 15th, 1939, in Atlanta, Georgia. This premiere event was followed by two more: one in New York City and another one in Hollywood. Ann Rutherford was the first star…

  • The Vintage Bride: Jill Esmond

    On July 25th, 1930, Jill Esmond officially became the first Mrs. Laurence Olivier. Jill, a British actress, was 22 years old and her bridgegroom, Larry, was 23. Jill Esmond came from acting royalty. Her mother was the famous stage actress and…

  • The Vintage Bride: Suzanne Holman Farrington

    Wedding bells rang for Suzanne Holman, the only child of Vivien Leigh and her first husband, Leigh Holman, on Friday, December 6th, 1957. The lucky groom was Robin Farrington, a 29 year old insurance executive. The couple, reunited after Suzanne’s vacation with…

  • The Vintage Bride: Vivien Leigh, Part Two

    When Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier first met, they were both married to other people: Vivien had married Leigh Holman, a barrister, in 1932 and Olivier had married Jill Esmond, an actress, in 1930. After carrying on an affair for some time, Vivien and…

  • On Top of the World

    Vintage Article from April 1940 (Author’s name not given) During those long months when “Gone with the Wind” was in production, the film colony never got to know Vivien Leigh. She led the life of a recluse. Then she conquered…

  • A Tribute to Larry: May 22, 1907 – July 11, 1989

    Today marks the anniversary of the passing of Sir Laurence Olivier. Many have called him the world’s greatest actor. Indeed, he mesmerized theatregoers and movie audiences alike, for six decades with his stellar performances. Whether on stage or in a movie, from breaking the rules…

  • In Memoriam 1913 – 1967

    Today marks the anniversary of the death of Vivien Leigh, who passed away at the young age of 53, from tuberculosis. She worked hard her entire life to be successful at her craft. For myself, and many others, she is…