Hi, I’m Kendra Bean, a twenty-something Londoner by way of California. I have an MA with distinction in Film Studies from King’s College London where I wrote my thesis on Vivien Leigh and international film stardom. A self-described nerd, I enjoy writing on film, photography, traveling, football (the British kind), and sipping a hot cup of tea whilst watching a good movie–preferably with friends. As a life-long film geek, I absolutely love talking with like-minded people who share a passion for classic cinema and were probably born 60 years too late.

My writing has been published at Bright Lights Film Journal, Movie Fanfare and The Girl Who Stole the Eiffel Tower. I have been interviewed for Only Good Movies and The Scarlett Olive, and got the chance to interview TCM host Robert Osborne – one of the highlights of my blogging career! YAM Magazine publishes my film reviews, and I can now officially add “event organizer” to my CV. In May 2011, I organized and hosted A Weekend with the Oliviers–the first ever international event for fans of Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier in London.