Vivien and Larry at the Los Angeles premiere of GWTW, 1939.
Photos like these are all I live for.
Viv and Larry taking a break “for a backstage kiss and a smoke” in costume for a skit performed at the 1958 ‘Night of a Hundred Stars’.
somebody should consider doing a collage of all of Vivien’s sass faces
"With her heart-shaped face, swan-like neck, and the smoky-blue eyes of a Siamese cat, she was without doubt the most beautiful woman who has ever come my way. To my astonishment, she seemed completely oblivious of the devastating effect she had on every male in sight."
"In every generation there was a woman who gripped the imagination of the Continent. Today it is Vivien Leigh, because of her greatness as an actress, because of her personality and charm and in spite of her good looks."
- Orson Welles
“Somewhere, on the long road that wound through those four years, the girl with her sachet and dancing slippers had slipped away and there was left a woman with sharp green eyes, who counted pennies and turned her hands to many menial tasks, a woman to whom nothing was left from the wreckage except the indestructible red earth on which she stood.”
- Margaret Mitchell, Gone With The Wind.
"I had never before seen a man and a woman in love. Theirs had a depth of experience shared for eight years, remembered passion, loss and fearful illness, and now rebirth of all they had ever had. I had watched Vivien pick the flowers for Larry and wanted to be a part of the two of them. It was a powerful longing that could only live through the denial of the one really deep love I had in love, my mother."
- Tarquin Olivier
"She was the love of his life, no doubt about that. I remember at the end of his life, I went down and he had sat up to watch a film. He was in floods of tears all night long - ‘What could have gone wrong? She was so beautiful, such a wonderful actress. That voice, the way she moved’. He couldn’t get over it at all. Absolutely destroyed him." - Tarquin Olivier
Vivien and Victor Fleming at the wrap party for GWTW. Vivien presented Fleming with a pair of lovebirds.
Vivien at Mike Todd’s premiere party for Around The World In 80 Days, partying like it’s 1957!