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For today's Fashion Friday post, I'll be highlighting a few items of clothing that Vivien wore in 1949. In 1949, Vivien Leigh decided to tackle the role of Blanche Du Bois in Tennessee Williams' play, A Streetcar Named Desire. Her director and producer, was...

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Fashion Friday: Gone With The Wind's Honeymoon Necklace & Lovebird Dress
In Gone With the Wind , Vivien Leigh's costume jewelry was created by Eugene Joseff. Joseff worked with his longtime friend, Walter Plunkett ( Gone With the Wind's  costume designer) to create the perfect pieces for Scarlett to wear. Joseff began his Hollyw...

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Fashion Friday: Harper's Bazaar, 1940
In 1940, Vivien Leigh appeared in the pages of Harper's Bazaar as a fashion model. For Vivien, modeling designer clothing was nothing new. She'd been appearing in fashion magazines since the 1930s. The photographer for this particular shoot was George Hoyni...

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11 Things About Vivien Leigh & the Oscars
Vivien Leigh took home two Best Actress Oscars; one in 1940 and one in 1952. Here's a list of 11 things about Vivien Leigh and the Oscars. 1. Vivien Leigh, a British actress, won both Oscars for her portrayal of Southern women. She earned her first Academy ...

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Fashion Friday: The Costumes of Anna Karenina
For this week’s Fashion Friday post, I'll be taking a look at several of the costumes that Vivien Leigh wore in Anna Karenina . Based on Leo Tolstoy's classic novel, Vivien filmed Anna Karenina at Shepperton Studios in 1947; the film premiered in London, in...

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The Knight Was Made For Love
Confidential March, 1961 by John Blough About the only thing missing in the recent divorce of Sir Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh to make it the most adroit comedy of manners in many years was a credit line for Noel Coward. For here, observers are general...

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In 1947, while Laurence Olivier was filming Hamlet, he received a letter asking him if he’d be interested in receiving a knighthood. Even though he wasn’t suppose to mention the letter to anyone, he couldn’t resist and called his wife, Vivien. Vivien was in...

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Fashion Friday: That Hamilton Woman
That Hamilton Woman!  is a 1941 movie about the real-life romance of Emma Hamilton and Horatio Nelson. René Hubert, the man tapped to be the costume designer for the film, was no stranger to Vivien. He had previously worked with her on three movies:   Fire ...

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21 Cool Things About "That Hamilton Woman!"
Here's a list of 21 cool things about  That Hamilton Woman, starring Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier, that I have put together in celebration of the film. 1. The movie's based on the real life love affair of Emma Hamilton (April 26, 1765 to January 15, 18...

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Seven Things About Vivien Leigh
To celebrate Vivien Leigh's birthday today, I've put together this fun list of seven general things in regard to Vivien Leigh and her work. Conrad Veidt and Vivien Leigh in Dark Journey 1. When it came to the lead female role in Dark Journey , Vivien Leigh ...
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