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When Vivien Leigh was dying of TB in 1967, she often sent quirky postcards to her friends and loved ones. Along with her frustration at being holed up in bed on doctors’ orders, they also show a determined spirit: She was looking forward to starring with Michael Redgrave in Edward Albee’s A Delicate Balance. Her mind was also occupied with thoughts of Laurence Olivier, who was being treated in hospital for prostate cancer. This postcard, sent to Vivien’s sister-in-law, Hester, ends with, “I naturally worry all the time about L.”
(via vivandlarry.com // facebook)

When Vivien Leigh was dying of TB in 1967, she often sent quirky postcards to her friends and loved ones. Along with her frustration at being holed up in bed on doctors’ orders, they also show a determined spirit: She was looking forward to starring with Michael Redgrave in Edward Albee’s A Delicate Balance. Her mind was also occupied with thoughts of Laurence Olivier, who was being treated in hospital for prostate cancer. This postcard, sent to Vivien’s sister-in-law, Hester, ends with, “I naturally worry all the time about L.”

(via vivandlarry.com // facebook)

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