Tag Archives: Vivien Leigh

Happy Birthday, Vivien Leigh

Vivien Leigh in “The Mask of Virtue,” the West End production that made her a sensation in 1935 Review of “The Mask of Virtue,” calling out Leigh’s performance Vivien Leigh, again, in “The Mask of Virtue” 4 years before Gone … Continue reading

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The Books: “Vivien: The Life of Vivien Leigh” (Alexander Walker)

A Re-post. For Vivien Leigh’s birthday, which is today. Vivien: The Life of Vivien Leigh, by Alexander Walker I had seen Gone with the Wind as a kid, and while it’s not my favorite movie, it certainly made an impression. … Continue reading

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Blanche Dubois and the Code

Wonderful post from Jose about Blanche’s monologue about her husband (“he was a boy”) in Streetcar, and how it had to be made much less explicit (meaning: not explicit at all) in the film version, due to the Production Code. … Continue reading

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Great Mad Women in Cinema

Some of these women probably would not qualify for a diagnosis from the psychiatric profession. And perhaps their madness is actually a heightened level of sanity, as is often the case. Nevertheless, they are mad. Wonderfully mad.

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