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DVD Review: Elephant Walk (1954)

It starts innocently enough: a handsome, charming man meets a beautiful bookstore clerk, and the two fall in love and marry. They have an exotic honeymoon before returning to the man’s marble palace in Ceylon. Unaware that she had married a millionaire, it appears that all of the lovely bride’s wishes have come true–that is,…

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Vivien Leigh: An Interview with Kendra Bean

Earlier this week, we posted a review of Kendra Bean’s wonderful new illustrated biography of Vivien Leigh, subtitled An Intimate Portrait. Today, Kendra has graciously agreed to answer a few questions for us about Vivien and the process of researching and writing the book. You state early in the book that you were first introduced to…

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Book Review–Vivien Leigh: An Intimate Portrait

Vivien Leigh: An Intimate Portrait Kendra Bean Release Date: October 15, 2013 Running Press Hardcover, 272 pages Tomorrow, November 5th, marks the one hundredth anniversary of Vivien Leigh’s birth. And though she appeared in fewer than two dozen films during her career, she remains one of the most memorable actresses to ever grace the screen,…

Censorship and a Streetcar: Part Two

Note: you can find the first part of this entry here. Joseph Breen’s second caveat in adapting Streetcar revolved around the character of Blanche, whose more sexually predatory side could not be fully explicated on the screen per Production Code regulations. The faded Southern belle’s lack of sexual satisfaction in her marriage and her guilt over Allan’s suicide…