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STR 2020 Theatre Book Prize Winner announced – Society for Theatre Research

[18th June 2020] Dark Star: A Biography of Vivien Leigh by Alan Strachan has been awarded the Society for Theatre Research Theatre Book Prize (for books published in 2019). The announcement was made … Continue reading


Preserving Vivien Leigh’s Photo Albums – Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier

I’ve been collecting original Vivien Leigh (and Laurence Olivier, but mostly Vivien) memorabilia in earnest for about 10 years now. It began with vintage fan magazines and playbills, and gradually … Continue reading

02/06/2018 · 1 Comment

Vivien Leigh in Caesar and Cleopatra (1945) | FROM THE BYGONE

Source: Vivien Leigh in Caesar and Cleopatra (1945) | FROM THE BYGONE

10/04/2016 · Leave a comment

Amazing Vintage Surreal Glamour by photographer Angus McBean | FROM THE BYGONE

Angus McBean (8 June 1904 – 9 June 1990) was a Welsh photographer, set designer and cult figure associated with surrealism. Two figures have prevented McBean from gaining more fame: … Continue reading

08/25/2016 · 3 Comments

Vivien Leigh (1938) | FROM THE BYGONE

Portrait of Vivien Leigh, 1938 Source: Vivien Leigh (1938) | FROM THE BYGONE

06/30/2016 · Leave a comment

Did You Know…? BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND… • 2006

Did you know that Terence Rattigan originally wanted Margaret Leighton or Celia Johnson to play the part of Hester Collyer in the first production of The Deep Blue Sea, a … Continue reading

06/04/2016 · Leave a comment

Happy 99th Birthday Sir Laurence Olivier | Waldina

NAME: Laurence Olivier OCCUPATION: Filmmaker, Actor BIRTH DATE: May 22, 1907 DEATH DATE: July 11, 1989 EDUCATION: Central School of Speech and Drama, St. Edward’s School, All Saints Choir Sch… … Continue reading

05/22/2016 · Leave a comment

REVIEW- Shakespeare In Ten Acts | the Exhibitionologist

On one of the exhibitionologist’s first forays into exhibition reviewing, back in 2012, I found myself at an exhibition all about William Shakespeare. Hosted by the British Museum and accompa… Source: … Continue reading

04/19/2016 · Leave a comment

The Ultimate Fan Letters – Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier

The fan letters in Olivier’s and Leigh’s respective archives bring out a range of feelings – wonder at the poetic, eloquent language used by even young people, and the far … Continue reading

12/26/2015 · Leave a comment

Gone With The Wind

I have just staggered bleary eyed from a screening of this epic – 4 hours plus a 10 minute break, and it may well still be the greatest films ever … Continue reading

11/11/2015 · 2 Comments

A Covent Garden Gilflurt’s Guide to Life: A Trip to the Theatre: Orson’s Shadow

Originally posted on A Covent Garden Gilflurt’s Guide to Life. Final casting has been announced for the European premiere of Orson’s Shadow, a critically acclaimed comedy by Austin Pendleton, about the … Continue reading

06/20/2015 · Leave a comment

Happy Birthday Vivien Leigh

Originally posted on waldina:
Today is the 101st birthday of Vivien Leigh.  Absolutely everyone has seen her amazing performance in Gone With The Wind and fell in love with her…

11/05/2014 · 3 Comments

Did You Know…? The Skin of Our Teeth • 2004

As David Lan’s revival of Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer prize-winning play,  The Skin of Our Teeth, begins its run at the Young Vic [27-02-04], with David Troughton as George Antrobus, Maureen Beattie as … Continue reading

08/15/2014 · 4 Comments