Vivien and Laurence taking a break on stage from rehearsing Streetcar,1949
Vivien Leigh and Spencer Tracy at the Oscars, 1940.
Vivien and Larry performing in the play Antony and Cleopatra, photographed by Angus McBean, 1951. Laurence marvelled at Vivien’s acting, and later recalled:
"She was brilliant, and in my opinion the best Cleopatra ever. She was radiant and beautiful and shone through the lines as if they had been written specially with her in mind… it was as though the Bard had picked up his pen and for a moment looked down the centuries and seen her. The gods had given him a glimpse of four hundred years on; down at the end of the telescope he had seen Vivien dancing."
ok so I wanted to join the ppt-party to so here’s
a guide to Vivien Leigh
“In thinking now of that moment the recollection of her evokes all sorts of images: quicksilver; elegance and composure, like a small Siamese cat; and the tinkling charm of a Chinese wind lantern.”
- Olivia De Havilland
Vivien Leigh photographed by Cecil Beaton, 1946
Can we talk about Vivien and her cats*?
Vivien Leigh, 1935.