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Vivien Leigh: TCM Star of the Month in September


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I'm so glad they're finally giving this lovely lady some time in the spotlight!

 

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Edited by: porcelina on Aug 12, 2010 12:48 PM

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I agree...she deserves her due.

 

Probably one of the most aggravating things for me as a Vivien Leigh fan is when people only associate her with Scarlet O'Hara. She's brilliant in all of her films. And I really do enjoy some of her later work from the 1960s.

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> {quote:title=ClassicViewer wrote:}{quote}

> I agree...she deserves her due.

>

> Probably one of the most aggravating things for me as a Vivien Leigh fan is when people only associate her with Scarlet O'Hara. She's brilliant in all of her films. And I really do enjoy some of her later work from the 1960s.

 

Has she previously been SOTM?

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*Probably one of the most aggravating things for me as a Vivien Leigh fan is when people only associate her with Scarlet O'Hara.*

 

Or her other Southern Belle, Blanche DuBois in STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE.

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> {quote:title=Arturo wrote:}{quote}

> *Probably one of the most aggravating things for me as a Vivien Leigh fan is when people only associate her with Scarlet O'Hara.*

>

> Or her other Southern Belle, Blanche DuBois in STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE.

 

 

Well those are her two most iconic roles. Some classic celebrities are not known at all by the average public.

 

In China Vivien might be best know for Waterloo Bridge that's a huge classic over there.

 

But I am also very happy to see Vivien finally got her due on TCM.

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Has she previously been SOTM? >>

 

No, least anyone doubt it:

 

 

STAR OF THE MONTH:

 

May 1994: Greta Garbo

June 1994: Glenn Ford

July 1994: Greer Garson

Aug.1994: Edward G. Robinson

Sept.1994: Barbara Stanwyck

Oct.1994: Angela Lansbury

Nov.1994 John Garfield

Dec.1994:

 

Jan.1995: Esther Williams

Feb.1995: Ronald Reagan

Mar.1995:

Apr.1995: Doris Day

May 1995: Myrna Loy

June 1995: Errol Flynn

July 1995: G. Kelly (Gene or Grace?)

Aug.1995: Paul Muni

Sept.1995: Jane Powell

Oct.1995: Clark Gable

Nov.1995: Barrymores

Dec.1995: Bing Crosby

 

Jan.1996: Deborah Kerr

Feb.1996: Robert Young

Mar.1996

April 1996: Irene Dunne

May 1996: James Stewart

June 1996: Rosalind Russell

July 1996: Fred Astaire

Aug.1996: Ann Sheridan

Sept.1996: Van Johnson

Oct.1996: Kathryn Grayson

Nov.1996: Robert Mitchum

Dec.1996: Gary Cooper

 

Jan.97: Jean Arthur

Feb.97: Eleanor Parker

Mar.97: 31 Days of Oscar

Apr.97: Ava Gardner

May 97: George Brent

June 97: June Allyson

July 97: John and Walter Huston (also Director of the Month)

Aug.97: Cary Grant

Sept.97: Ida Lupino

Oct.97: Walter Pidgeon

Nov.97: Katharine Hepburn

Dec.97: Best of ?97

 

Jan.1998: Lana Turner

Feb.1998: Charlton Heston

Mar.1998:31 Days of Oscar

April 1998: Red Skelton

May 1998: Olivia de Havilland

June 1998: James Cagney

July 1998: Lucille Ball

August 1998: Joan Crawford

Sept.1998: John Wayne

Oct.1998: Cyd Charisse

Nov.1998: Claude Rains

Dec.1998: Best of ?98

 

Jan.1999: Elizabeth Taylor

Feb.1999: William Powell

March 1999: 31 Days of Oscar (probably)

April 1999: Dennis Morgan

May 1999: Bette Davis

June 1999: Mickey Rooney

July1999: Natalie Wood

August 1999: Peter Sellers

Sept.1999: Norma Shearer

Oct. 1999: Gregory Peck

Nov. 1999: Ginger Rogers

Dec. 1999: Burt Lancaster

 

Jan. 2000: Debbie Reynolds

Feb. 2000: Robert Ryan

March 2000: 31 Days of Oscars (probably)

April 2000: Spencer Tracy

May 2000: Alexis Smith

June 2000:Wallace Beery

July 2000: Judy Garland

August 2000: film debuts

Sept 2000: Jane Wyman

October 2000: Dick Powell

Nov 2000: Frank Sinatra

Dec. 2000: Lauren Bacall

 

Jan. 2001: Elvis Presley

Feb.2001: Jean Hagen

March 2001: 31 Days of Oscar (probably)

Apr.2001: Knighted Actors

May 2001: Jean Harlow

June 2001: W.C. Fields

July 2001: Ann Sothern

Aug.2001: James Garner

Sept. 2001: Robert Taylor

Oct. 2001: Lana Turner

Nov.2001: Glenn Ford

Dec.2001: The Marx Brothers

 

Jan. 2002: Marlene Dietrich

Feb. 2002: Kirk Douglas

March 2002: 31 Days of Oscar

April 2002: Barbara Stanwyck

May 2002: Edward G. Robinson

June 2002: Greta Garbo

July 2002: Sidney Poitier

Aug. 2002: Joan Crawford

Sept. 2002: Van Heflin

Oct. 2002: Final films

Nov. 2002: Shelly Winters

Dec. 2002: Montgomery Clift

 

Jan. 2003: Doris Day

Feb. 2003: John Garfield

Mar. 2003: 31 Days of Oscar

Apr. 2003: Harold Lloyd

May 2003: Olivia de Havilland

June 2003: TV Actors in Films

July 2003: Lee Marvin

Aug. 2003: 1st Summer Under the Stars (see below)

Sept. 2003: James Mason

Oct. 2003: Boris Karloff

Nov. 2003: Shirley MacLaine

Dec. 2003: David Niven

 

Jan. 2004: Katherine Hepburn

Feb.2004: 31 Days of Oscar

Mar.2004: Charles Chaplin

Apr. 2004: Judy Garland

May 2004: Greer Garson

June 2004: Cary Grant

July 2004: Stars That Died Before Their Time

Aug.2004: 2nd Summer Under the Stars (see below)

Sept.2004: Myrna Loy

Oct. 2004: Peter Lorre

Nov.2004: Clark Gable

Dec. 2004: James Stewart

 

Jan.2005: Canadian Actors

Feb. 2005: 31 Days of Oscar

Mar. 2005: Claudette Colbert

Apr. 2005: Errol Flynn

May 2005: Orson Welles

June 2005: Ingrid Bergman

July 2005: Audrey Hepburn

Aug. 2005: 3rd Summer Under the Stars (see below)

Sept.2005: Greta Garbo

Oct.2005: Robert Mitchum

Nov.2005: Joan Fontaine

Dec. 2005: Bing Crosby

 

Jan. 2006: Robert Montgomery

Feb.2006: 31 Days of Oscar

Mar.2006: Nelson Eddy & Jeanette MacDonald

Apr.2006: Deborah Kerr

May 2006: Bette Davis

June 2006: Anthony Quinn

July 2006: Elizabeth Taylor

Aug.2006: 4th Summer Under the Stars (see below)

Sept.2006: William Holden

Oct.2006: Child Stars

Nov.2006: Lucille Ball

Dec. 2006: Gary Cooper

 

Jan.2007: Jean Arthur

Feb.2007: 31 Days of Oscar

Mar.2007: Gene Kelly

Apr.2007: Rita Hayworth

May 2007: John Wayne and Katherine Hepburn

June 2007: Ida Lupino

July 2007: Randolph Scott

Aug.2007: 5th Summer Under the Stars (see below)

Sept.2007: A Star is Born (starmaking/breakthrough performances)

Oct.2007: Henry Fonda

Nov.2007: Guest Programmer Month

Dec.2007: Irene Dunne

Jan.2008: James Cagney

Feb.2008: 31 Days of Oscar

Mar.2008: Acting Dynasties

Apr.2008: Hedy Lamarr

May 2008: Frank Sinatra

June 2008: Sophia Loren

July 2008: Rosalind Russell

Aug.2008: 6th annual Summer Under the Stars (see below)

Sept.2008: Kay Francis

Oct.2008: Carole Lombard

Nov.2008: Charles Laughton

Dec. 2008: Joseph Cotton

 

Jan. 2009: Jack Lemmon

Feb. 2009: 31 Days of Oscar

Mar. 2009: Ronald Reagan

April 2009: Funny Ladies and 15th Anniversary

May 2009: Sean Connery

June 2009: Great Directors

July 2009: Stewart Granger

August 2009: Summer Under the Stars

Sept. 2009: Claude Rains

Oct. 2009: Leslie Caron

Nov. 2009: Grace Kelly

Dec. 2009: Humphrey Bogart

 

Jan. 2010: ?The Method?

Feb. 2010: 31 Days of Oscar

March 2010: Ginger Rogers

April 2010: Robert Taylor

May 2010: Donna Reed

June 2010: Natalie Wood

July 2010: Gregory Peck

August 2010: SUTS

Sept. 2010: Vivien Leigh

Oct. 2010: Fredric March

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> {quote:title=ClassicViewer wrote:}{quote}

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> Probably one of the most aggravating things for me as a Vivien Leigh fan is when people only associate her with Scarlet O'Hara.

 

But that's the curse of the star who's had that kind of success with a film. There are only a handful of such iconic films like GWTW, and in each case, the star is generally remembered for that film. Further, her performance in it, is in a class by itself, even for her.

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Vivien Leigh may be more well known to the non classic movie fan than De Havilland because as already noted, GWTW is such an iconic movie and one of the, if not the, best known movie from the classic era.

 

But in terms of a their careers (and yes now I am comparing), I feel De Havilland has left the better legacy. i.e. She is in more higher quality movies and there are more good performances than Leigh. Of course Leigh does have GWTW and Street Car as major iconic movies and Olivia doesn't have movies of that status even with movies like The Heiress and Robin Hood.

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Not to compare, but just to focus on Olivia de Havilland:

 

I think she goes through several strong phases of her career and that is what gives her a lasting reputation...

 

First, she does all those Curtiz-directed adventure flicks at Warners with Errol and perfects the role of the lady love. Next, she enters into her freelance period and makes all those great melodramas in the late 40s. Then, in the 50s and early 60s, she has another renaissance appearing in some very good European productions (especially the wonderful LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA).

 

Plus, if you mix in some of her work with Bette Davis and Ida Lupino (her real-life best friends), you can see that she left behind many gems for us to enjoy.

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Olivia also wasn't your standard Hollywood star with her second Husband being French and thus her moving to Paris.

 

Granted that in her early days Leigh made many English movies, some very good ones, but these movies might not be as well known in the states as, say the Errol Flynn Olivia movies. CV has some very solid points about Olivia; She did have many phases with the period from 1946 - 1949 being right up there with the greats like Davis and Garson.

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There will be lots of Vivien info (as well as Laurence Olivier because TCM is featuring films that deal with revenge) this month at [www.vivandlarry.com|http://www.vivandlarry.com]

 

I'd love it if you guys checked out the [vivandlarry.com blog|http://blog.vivandlarry.com] and [facebook fan page|http://www.facebook.com/vivandlarry] as well because there's always some good discussion going on!

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Thanks I'll check out those websites. Vivien only made 18 movies so we should get to see most of them with her being Star of the Month and it is less likely anyone will be disapointed that a movie they really wanted to see wasn't shown (verses say Bette, Kate, Barbara where the programmer has to pick from over 50 or more films).

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There were a few small parts in British films of the mid-30s that are not being shown, understandably so.

 

But TCM did not get two films in which she has a starring role:

 

21...with Laurence Olivier, filmed in '37 and released after GWTW.

 

And THE DEEP BLUE SEA...with Kenneth More, from 1955 (produced by Fox).

 

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