Gallery Tour: Vivien Leigh
Past event archive
16 January 2014, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall
- Late Shift
Kendra Bean, biographer of Vivien Leigh, discusses the fascinating life of this extraordinary actress.
by Madame Yevonde
Actress Vivien Leigh is best known for her Academy Award-winning performances in Gone With the Wind and A Streetcar Named Desire, her popularity on the post-war British stage, and her twenty-year marriage to Sir Laurence Olivier. Kendra Bean, author of Vivien Leigh: An Intimate Portrait (Running Press, October 2013), discusses the fascinating life of this extraordinary star.
Kendra Bean has an MA in Film Studies with Distinction from King's College London. She is the founder and editor of www.vivandlarry.com, an online historical archive and blog dedicated to Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier, and classic cinema.