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…

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,…

You thought I loved Rebecca? … I hated her!

For years, I was quite certain that when it came time to cast the role of the tortured, mysterious Maxim de Winter for the 1940 film version of Rebecca, the first—and only—name on everyone’s lips in Hollywood had to have been Laurence Olivier. How could it NOT be? The dashing, dark, and oh-so-handsome Brit had…