Vivien leigh and Laurence Olivier Appreciation Blogathon

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!

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Kendra is the designer and webmistress of She lives in London and is the author of Vivien Leigh: An Intimate Portrait (Running Press, October 2013). Follow her on Twitter @kendrajbean, on Facebook at Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier, or at her official website.

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  3. Karen says:

    Hi Kendra,

    My post for the blogathon is up. It’s not as in-depth and extensive as I’d have liked but I was ridiculously busy with a theatre course this week and things such as studying text came in the way.

    I’m still happy about it though :)

  4. Casee Marie says:

    So incredibly excited! My first post is up as well: Definition of Loveliness: Appreciating Vivien Leigh. I hope you like it. Now I can’t wait to go through all the Viv and Larry love submitting by everyone else!

  5. Meredith says:

    Here is my post ‘Unexpected Ephemera-The Legacy of Laurence Olivier’ here:

    Also if you wouldn’t mind listing my blog as ‘Movie Montage’ as I decided to change it from the old. Merci, Mme Bean! And thanks for hosting this blogathon awesomathon.

  6. ZsazsaR says:

    Here’s my first entry for the blogathon.

    By tracking my tags on my Tumblr blog, the rest of my entries, today and tomorrow, will be accessible too:

    All hail Viv and Larry.

  7. Ashley says:

    All of my posts will be under this tag so this will direct everyone right to them all!

    Also to link back to here should I edit each post with a clickable link to this page? I’m such a newbie with blogathons lol.

    • Kendra says:

      If you want to, you can put the link in the “source” box on the tumblr post, or however you want to do it! You can just link back once if that’s easier, as well!

  8. Kirsten says:

    Guys, all the entries so far have been fantastic! I’m really enjoying reading them.

    Here’s mine!

  9. Sophia says:


    It’s been wonderful reading all the posts so far, and I’m sure they’re just going to get even better!
    Here’s my first post:

  10. Casee Marie says:

    Okay, just published my second half – Undiminished Admiration: Appreciating Laurence Olivier. I feel quite silly write about both of them because I’m no scholar of their lives (sometimes I live too much by that “write what you know” credo), but it was terribly fun to give it a try! Thanks again for hosting the event, Kendra!

  11. Zoe says:

    I’m late, was working all day yesterday! I’ve posted my entry too – ‘Viven Leigh, Artist’s Muse’ –


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  14. Erin says:

    Here’s my post:

    Now that I’m finished, I’m looking forward to reading all of the other posts.

  15. Another one from yesterday on THE BOYS FROM BRAZIL:

  16. Kendra: So sorry for not having this done in a more timely manner…but here ’tis:

  17. Andy Budgell says:

    Here’s my contribution, Kendra! Hope you like it!

    Elizabeth Taylor and Vivien Leigh: Filmdom’s Raven Haired Beauties

  18. Rita says:

    Kendra, I know I am late in sending a post but I have had problems with my blog RomanHoliday and was about to give up.. yet I would be so disappointed not to be able join you somehow.. I have read many of the posts and they are great , it’s like making new friends all at once.
    Since I signed up for the blogathon I have been wondering what particular subject to pick up in relation to Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh ; I’m Italian, not of English native tongue and the Oliviers have always been considered a precious part of great Britain movies and theatre history so I am a bit conscious. But, as a matter of fact, great artists don’t belong to a single nation , they belong to show business history and to their audiences all over the world. I traced my devotion to Laurence Olivier back to my first experiences as a movie addict ; I was still in my teens when I saw “Wuthering Heights” on TV and was so struck with him not only because of his romantic looks but also because of a complete physical and mental thoroughness that is , in my opinion , one of his most outstanding qualities as a performer.
    From that moment on I have been trying to learn as much as I could about Sir Laurence; I saw virtually every movie and every television play he ever starred in, read the many books that have been written on his life and work and so I found out about his marriage to Vivien Leigh and his role as director manager of the National Theatre.
    I do feel that his legacy to future generations trascends by far his greatness as an actor,even if he is among the greatest.: Kean,Garrick, Irving ; he has enhanced the whole profession, created at a great personal sacrifice an institution which is a point of reference for young generations. Often public figures are first submitted to a kind of hero worship . then a gossipy attitude prevails and real accomplishments are almoste forgotton: I wish that in his beloved country memory of him could be more vivid . not touched by attacks that are both envious and mean. His son Tarquin wrote :”no one will replace the splendour that he gave his native land with his genius” And audiences all over the world.

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  20. Jessica P. says:

    Here is Comet Over Hollywood’s contribution to the blogathon! Not the topic I originally set out to do but I think it still worked out okay :) Love the posts so far!

  21. Brandie says:

    Sorry my entry has come so late … it’s been a crazy weekend! Here’s the link to my (Larry-centric) post:

  22. Carley says:

    Kendra darling! I’m late, but at least I’m here! Here is the Pictorial’s entry to your deliciously decadent Blogathon!

    Larry, Vivien and Alfred Hitchcock’s Rebecca:

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  24. JD says:

    Here’s my entry! It’s late according to my time; but, if you’re going by your time I made it!

    This is my first blog! Hope I did everything correctly!

  25. Terence says:

    Hi, Kendra! I just wanted to thank you for hosting this blogathon! It was fun. I look forward to next year!

  26. Arabelles says:

    this is my post on one of Vivien’s films

    I promised three movies to review, but considering the fact that the blogathon has ended then my time is up, no? I will still post about the other two movies… but it won’t be for the purpose of this blogathon. Anyways, it was a fun experience participating here; I learned a lot about Viv and Larry from all my research, really I do. Thanks for hosting the blogathon! :)

  27. DorianTB says:

    Kendra, we of Team Bartilucci thank you for your praise of our SLEUTH blog post for your wonderful Blogathon; we were delighted to be able to participate!

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