STOP VIVIEN’S HOME FROM BEING DEMOLISHED!

vivienleighseyebrow:

Come on guys! Only 126 more signatures needed.

https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/english-heritage-save-durham-cottage-by-listing-it-so-it-is-protected-from-any-future-developers

It only takes a minute to sign up and be heard. Do it for the memory of Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier.

We can do this!

2 weeks ago 105 notes


danakatherinescullys:

DURHAM COTTAGE, HOME TO LAURENCE OLIVIER AND VIVIEN LEIGH FOR 20 YEARS, IS AT RISK OF BEING DEMOLISHED OR DEVELOPED ON IF IT SELLS AT AUCTION.

Please sign this petition to help us preserve Durham Cottage by having it listed as a Listed Building with English Heritage.
2 weeks ago 207 notes


charlottecamillevale:

I hope you don’t mind me asking if you could help the Vivien Leigh Circle and sign this petition. We are trying to protect Durham Cottage, once home (love nest) to Vivien Leigh and Laurence Oliver. If you could help us in our cause we would be very grateful. It takes just one minute. Thank you!

2 weeks ago 28 notes


kendrajbean:

Calling all Vivien Leigh and/or Laurence Olivier fans, Anglophiles, English people, Londoners:

Durham Cottage, Vivien and Laurence Olivier’s love nest in Chelsea, London, was auctioned off today. As it isn’t a Grade Listed building (it’s old and has obvious historic value, so why it’s not listed is beyond me), it runs the risk of being drastically remodeled, or worse, demolished. 

It may be too late to do anything, but please sign this petition to ask English Heritage to intervene with a temporary grade listing. 

Even if you have no idea who Vivien Leigh or Laurence Olivier were, this building has historical value. Plus, it’s a colorful and quirky gem in a sea of brownstone near the Chelsea Royal Hospital. Please add your name to the list!

Thanks!

- Kendra Bean

Vivien Leigh biographer/Fan

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Vivien’s eyebrow “problem”   “Now take Vivien Leigh. I worked on the first screen test ever shot of her in London. I worked with Alexander Korda on it. After Korda looked at the test, he came to me and said something was crooked on her face. Finally he discovered it was her eyebrows. One was arched and the other straight. 'Why don't you make them both straight?' he wanted to know.   I told him I hadn’t, and I wouldn’t, because the unbalanced brows made her face more interesting. Moreover they were natural. She had a habit of lifting one brow, which arched it. And I wanted it to remain that way. It wasn’t perfection — but it gave her a fine impish quality. Finally Korda agreed.   And between us, don’t you think Vivien Leigh looks all right these days? And those eyebrows are still crooked! Frequently little irregularities like these can be turned into assets.” (Guy Pearce, make-up artist)

Vivien’s eyebrow “problem”

   “Now take Vivien Leigh. I worked on the first screen test ever shot of her in London. I worked with Alexander Korda on it. After Korda looked at the test, he came to me and said something was crooked on her face. Finally he discovered it was her eyebrows. One was arched and the other straight.
'Why don't you make them both straight?' he wanted to know.
   I told him I hadn’t, and I wouldn’t, because the unbalanced brows made her face more interesting. Moreover they were natural. She had a habit of lifting one brow, which arched it. And I wanted it to remain that way. It wasn’t perfection — but it gave her a fine impish quality. Finally Korda agreed.
  And between us, don’t you think Vivien Leigh looks all right these days? And those eyebrows are still crooked! Frequently little irregularities like these can be turned into assets.” (Guy Pearce, make-up artist)

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markadnum:

Olivier & Leigh and the dream of air travel.

1 month ago 40 notes


griruxx:

Interviewer: Didn’t the sudden rush of fame and offers that followed Gone With the Wind sweep you off your feet?
Vivien Leigh: “No. Why should it? After all I was 26 and I knew I did not want to be a film star. I had had sudden fame before when I was 19 and in ‘Mask of Virtue’ and if that didn’t affect me then, why should it at 26?”

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