Vivien Leigh in Dark Journey (1937)
You bet cha :) !!!
Calling all Vivien Leigh and/or Laurence Olivier fans, Anglophiles, English people, Londoners:
Durham Cottage, Vivien and Laurence Olivier’s love nest in Chelsea, London, was auctioned off today. As it isn’t a Grade Listed building (it’s old and has obvious historic value, so why it’s not listed is beyond me), it runs the risk of being drastically remodeled, or worse, demolished.
It may be too late to do anything, but please sign this petition to ask English Heritage to intervene with a temporary grade listing.
Even if you have no idea who Vivien Leigh or Laurence Olivier were, this building has historical value. Plus, it’s a colorful and quirky gem in a sea of brownstone near the Chelsea Royal Hospital. Please add your name to the list!
- Kendra Bean
Vivien Leigh biographer/Fan
Vivien Leigh with conductor Walter Damrosch on his visit to the set of Gone with the Wind
Vivien Leigh 1960s
Lady Olivier arriving for the premiere of Sir Alexander Korda’s production of Anna Karenina (1948) at the Odeon in Leicester Square, London
"Here’s a soldier of the South who loves you, Scarlett. Wants to feel your arms around him, wants to carry the memory of your kisses into battle with him. Never mind about loving me, you’re a woman sending a soldier to his death with a beautiful memory. Scarlett! Kiss me! Kiss me… once…”
Favorite Films: Gone with the Wind (1939)
"When he [Myron] introduced me to her, the flames were lighting up her face… I took one look and knew she was right — at least right as far as… my conception of how Scarlett O’Hara looked… I’ll never recover from that first look." (David O. Selznick)