Vivien Leigh

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Irrelevant: A Hollywood Tragicom review – broad-brush contender story misses its mark
Keith Merrill’s monologue about an agent who feels she should have found fame as an actor relies too heavily on backstory and hackneyed lines

Arifa Akbar

15, Jan, 2023 @1:39 PM

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Truly Madly review – the deadly desire of Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier
Biographer Stephen Galloway’s purple prose does its best to give a romantic sheen to a famously troubled relationship

Peter Conrad

17, Apr, 2022 @8:00 AM

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From the archive: looking back at the fiery life of Vivien Leigh
Ten years after her death, a stilted and rather unfair portrait of the great actress

Chris Hall

08, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Sex, lies and celluloid: how realistic is Netflix's drama Hollywood?
It’s got orgies, arrests, scandals and eccentrics. But is the central story – about gay and black people triumphing in 1940s Tinseltown – realistic? We sift the ugly facts from glossy fiction

Pamela Hutchinson

21, May, 2020 @5:00 AM

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A Streetcar Named Desire review – hard times in the Big Easy
The toxic chemistry between Vivien Leigh and Marlon Brando isn’t all about sex in the 1951 adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ play, now rereleased

Peter Bradshaw

06, Feb, 2020 @1:00 PM

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Scotty Bowers, ‘male madame to the stars’, dies aged 96
Bowers claimed to have slept his way through golden-age Hollywood while helping stars hide and indulge their true sexual natures

Martin Pengelly

15, Oct, 2019 @3:39 PM

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Unseen Harper Lee letters give intimate view of To Kill a Mockingbird author
Set to be sold, correspondence shows her fond regard for friends including Gregory Peck and Vivien Leigh, and records her reaction to Barack Obama’s election

Sian Cain

24, Oct, 2017 @1:10 PM

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From Evelyn Waugh to Elizabeth I: Vivien Leigh's eclectic library up for auction
Personal inscriptions from Winston Churchill, Orson Welles and AA Milne in the actor and avid reader’s library are expected to sell for more than £500,000

Danuta Kean

29, Aug, 2017 @10:25 AM

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Vivien Leigh and designer reunited in exhibition from star's archive
More than 100 pieces will go on display at Oliver Messel’s home in show charting their twin careers and friendship

Maev Kennedy

30, May, 2016 @11:01 PM

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When Orson met Larry: 'Welles was a very bad boy. But he was a great artist'
It was a clash of two massive egos. As Orson’s Shadow makes its European premiere, its playwright Austin Pendleton about how he turned Orson Welles and Laurence Olivier’s famous theatrical fall out into a play

Ryan Gilbey

01, Jul, 2015 @3:10 PM

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Laurence Olivier’s steamy love letters to Vivien Leigh see light of day
Hundreds of previously unpublished letters reveal passionate exchanges from one of Hollywood’s greatest affairs

Hannah Ellis-Petersen

02, Feb, 2015 @3:36 PM

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Readers recommend: songs about kindness | Peter Kimpton
Mercy, magnanimity, generosity or sympathy, let's do the decent thing and name songs about human nature's warmer side, says Peter Kimpton

Peter Kimpton

10, Jul, 2014 @9:00 PM

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