I love Miss Vivling

I…for years now….have been allured by Vivien Leigh’s magnificence. When I saw Gone With the Wind as a thirteen-year-old maiden, my life changed. For starters, I couldn’t believe that women could be actually pretty like that. She had such great eyebrows…and the sassy smile in the barbecue was comical. Especially in this one!

I know all the lines to the movie; I can recognize the voices that speak them. I..have read the book twice (I’d read it more if I still could concentrate) and own five copies of it. One day, though, I shall own the 1936, May edition copy, with Margaret Mitchell’s signature inscribed on the first page. There is a Scarlett doll, posters, old pictures, a lunch box, magazines and more books. This is my favorite movie, in case you didn’t know. 

Well, anyway, aside of my adoration for this picture, I still have to get through the rest of Vivien Leigh’s filmography.

    Vivien Leigh movies that I’ve watched in my life so far: 
  • Gone With the Wind (1939) 
  • That Hamilton Woman (1941)
  • A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
  • The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (1961)
  • Waterloo Bridge (1940)
  • Caesar and Cleopatra (1945)
  • Anna Karenina (1948) 

I own a digipak of her early movies but I have not watched them yet because they have no subtitles. You see, Vivien was English and she spoke so fast, including Laurence Olivier. So, I must get to those soon.

 Vivien Leigh movies that I have not watched (some not all the way through): 
  • 21 Days (1940) 
  • Storm in a Teacup (1937)
  • Look up and Laugh (1935) 
  • Sidewalks of London (1938) 
  • Ship of Fools (1965)
  • The Deep Blue Sea (1955) 
  • Fire Over England (1937)
  • A Yank at Oxford (1938) 
  • Dark Journey (1937)

I have to yet still watch these. I own some of these films but have not finished them since I have so many other ones. I did not include her very first films such as The Village Squire and Gentlemen’s Agreement because I cannot find them anywhere.

At least she’ll be happy that I’m back to regularly watching her films and taking a break from Pola Negri.


2 thoughts on “I love Miss Vivling

  1. Wow great post! I also adore Vivien Leigh. She is by far my favourite actress. I love reading about her life. She was so determined as Scarlett, particularly when she declared that she would “marry Laurence Olivier” (despite the fact that she was already married to Leigh Holman!). Also I love Gone With the Wind! Scarlett O’Hara is definitely the greatest female role in cinematic history!


    1. Yes! I can never compare her acting or her beauty to other actresses. Vivien had this originality about herself! Yes, whenever she wanted something, she was apt to get it at once! Like Laurence and Scarlett, as you said. Sometimes the things she wanted didn’t turn out to be as marvelous as she thought. Such as Leigh Holman. She didn’t want to be a housewife. No one will ever be like her. No one will ever be Scarlett!


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