Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh in “Romeo & Juliet”

 

Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier in a scene from a stage production of ‘Romeo and Juliet’, 1940. Lazslo Willinger Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh in their theatre production of Romeo and Juliet (1940)

Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier in a scene from a stage production of ‘Romeo and Juliet’, 1940. Photos by Laszlo Willinger!

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Baron Laurence Olivier by Carl Van Vechten

No introduction is needed to Laurence Kerr Olivier aka Baron Olivier. In 1939, American writer and photographer Carl Van Vechten (1880-1964) shot this portrait of him.
vintage gelatin silver print, 17 June 1939
13 1/4 in. x 10 5/8 in. (335 mm x 270 mm)
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NPG P1126; Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier by Carl Van Vechten

Jean Simmons as Ophelia, her suicide with Roger K. Furse

Laurence Olivier‘ Shakespeare adaptation, ” Hamlet” (1948) featured Jean Simmons as Ophelia.
The brilliant set designer and frequent collaborator of the director was Roger K Furse (1903 – 1972). His other film credits include “Henry V” (1945), “Odd Man Out” (1947), “Ivanhoe” (1952) and “The Roman Spring of Mrs Stone” (1961). He did the stellar artistic work for Hamlet as well. Here is with Jean Simmons, filming her suicide scene.

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