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Kendra: Writer, film lover, weblady at VivAndLarry.com. Author of Vivien Leigh: An Intimate Portrait (Running Press).

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Joan Blondell & Bette Davis in Three on a Match, 1932

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humansofnewyork:

“People waste way too much energy taking things personally. That Facebook post is probably not about you. It was probably an accident that you weren’t tagged in that picture. And the person you’re dating is probably acting sad because that’s how they respond to setbacks at work, not because of anything you did.”

humansofnewyork:

“People waste way too much energy taking things personally. That Facebook post is probably not about you. It was probably an accident that you weren’t tagged in that picture. And the person you’re dating is probably acting sad because that’s how they respond to setbacks at work, not because of anything you did.”

(Source: theacademy)

hi, I was wondering if Viv was with Larry during the Old Vic tour in 1945 because Larry mentions in 'Confessions of an Actor' that he was in Ghent and that's my hometown so actually I just want to know if she was there yeah... oh btw I really love your book . asked by Anonymous

Thanks! No, she wasn’t with him during the 1945 ENSA tour. She was in London performing in The Skin of Our Teeth, and then she was in hospital with TB.

Could Vivien drive? What kind of car did she have? asked by Anonymous

yeah, she drove a rolls royce.

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amcinematheque:

"I don’t want realism. I want magic! Yes, yes, magic. I try to give that to people. I do misrepresent things. I don’t tell truths. I tell what ought to be truth."

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (1951)

Tonight (July 16) - 7:30PM Egyptian Theatre

Authors Kendra Bean (Vivien Leigh: An Intimate Portrait) and Susan L. Mizruchi (Brando’s Smile) will introduce the film and sign copies of their books in the lobby beginning at 6:30PM.  On-site book sales provided by Larry Edmunds Bookshop.

Washingtontimes.com on Vivien Leigh: An Intimate Portrait:

This past November marked the centenary of the woman born Vivian Hartley in Darjeeling, India, who the world knew as that transcendently beautiful star of stage and screen Vivien Leigh. Her celluloid record ensures her legacy for posterity, and I would guess that there are few who saw her in the 1939 movie “Gone With the Wind” who will ever forget the impression she made. However, as film historian Kendra Bean demonstrates in her lavishly illustrated — but also probing and insightful, yet tactful and un-sensationalistic — biography, there was much more to Leigh than Scarlett O’Hara.

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I cannot live without you, and I don’t intend to bloody well try ever again. You are my inspiration, my hope, my whole hope, the oxygen in my blood.

—Laurence Olivier, from a letter to Vivien Leigh (via violentwavesofemotion)

I’ll be signing copies of Vivien Leigh: An Intimate Portrait and introducing A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE with Marlon Brando biographer Susan Mizruchi tonight at Grauman’s Egyptian (6.30 signing, 7.30 screening). If you’re in LA, you should totally make an appearance!

I’ll be signing copies of Vivien Leigh: An Intimate Portrait and introducing A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE with Marlon Brando biographer Susan Mizruchi tonight at Grauman’s Egyptian (6.30 signing, 7.30 screening). If you’re in LA, you should totally make an appearance!

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