This is the official Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier Appreciation Blogathon post! Participating bloggers: please include a link back to this post, and don’t forget to send me your post links so I can include them here. A running list of participating posts will be updated throughout this weekend, so watch this space. Let the games begin!
Saturday, July 9
- A Shroud of Thoughts–Vivien Leigh’s Last Stand: Ship of Fools
- Defiant Success–Gone with the Wind Review
- Cinema Styles–Laurence Olivier: Fine Film Actor, So Shut Up!
- Miss Ida Lupino– Wuthering Heights, The Oliviers, and Ida Lupino
- Sachlichkeit–Fire Over England Review
- Katharine Hepburn.org–F. Scott Fitzgerald’s ‘Gone with the Wind’
- Sales on Film–‘Lie Back and Think of England’: That Hamilton Woman
- Simple Cup of Tea–The Old Vic Theatre: It must be love
- The Girl Who Stole the Eiffel Tower–The Definition of Loveliness: Appreciating Vivien Leigh
- Movie Montage–Unexpected Ephemera: The Legacy of Laurence Olivier
- Hollywood Revue–The Entertainer (1960)
- Dear Mr. Gable–Spotlight On: Vivien Leigh
- Stardust Melody–A collective of Viv and Larry appreciation
- Frivolous Whim–Who was Vivien Leigh? | (tracked posts)
- Backlots–The Cleopatra Plays and Vivien Leigh’s Second Oscar
- Kristen Elaine–The Oliviers in Hollywood 1950
- Filmtastique–Intro Post
- Cinema Fanatic–The Oliviers Unhinged: A Streetcar Named Desire and Sleuth
- Confidence is the Balaclava–Gone with the Wind or A Streetcar Named Desire?
- Confidence is the Balaclava–Friends and Lovers (1931)
- Tales of the Easily Distracted–Sleuth: Doppler Jeopardy
Sunday, July 10
- Vivien-Leigh.com–Goodbye Scarlett, Hello Vivien
- Hollywood Revue–Caesar and Cleopatra (1945)
- The Girl Who Stole the Eiffel Tower–Undiminished Admiration: Appreciating Laurence Olivier
- Vagabond Language–Vivien Leigh, Artist’s Muse
- Notes from L.A.–Accent on Olivier
- The Scarlett Olive–Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier: Personal Chemistry
- Frivolous Whim–10 Reasons why the Oliviers were Irresistible
- Sales on Film–“You Better Look in the Frying Pan!”: Sidewalks of London
- True Classics–You Thought I Loved Rebecca?…I hated Her!
- Comet Over Hollywood–Hollywood’s King and Queen: The Oliviers
- Elizabeth Taylor Archives–Elizabeth Taylor and Vivien Leigh: Filmdom’s Raven Haired Beauties
- Thrilling Days of Yesteryear–Who Will the Next Fool(s) Be?
- Sales on Film–“Ze right Hitlah for ze right futurah!”: The Boys From Brazil
- Silver Screen Scribblings–“And one man in his time plays many parts”: As You Like It (1936)
- Who Can Turn the World Off with her Smile?–A Cockney Scarlett: Vivien Leigh as Libby in St Martin’s Lane (1938)
- The Kitty Packard Pictorial–Larry, Vivien and Alfred Hitchcock’s Rebecca
- Scarlett Darling–Vivien Leigh: A Lass Unparalleled
- Walter Plunkett Blog–Vivien Leigh and Her Fans
- Filmtastique–Storm in a Teacup (1947)
- Filmtastique–Sleuth (1972)
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