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Author Galloway, Stephen (Journalist), author.

Title Truly, madly : Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier and the romance of the century / Stephen Galloway.

Publication Info. New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2022.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    792.028 Olivier,L GAL    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description 406 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-392) and index.
Summary "In 1934, a friend brought fledgling actress Vivien Leigh to see Theatre Royal, where she would first lay eyes on Laurence Olivier in his brilliant performance as Anthony Cavendish. That night, she confided, he was the man she was going to marry. There was just one problem: she was already married-and so was he. Truly, Madly is the biography of a marriage, a love affair that still captivates millions, even decades after both actors' deaths. Vivien and Laurence were two of the first truly global celebrities - their fame fueled by the explosive growth of tabloids and television, which helped and hurt them in equal measure. They seemed to have it all and yet, in their own minds, they were doomed, blighted by a long-undiagnosed mental illness that transformed their relationship from the stuff of dreams into a living nightmare. Author Stephen Galloway takes readers on a bewitching journey as he studies their tempestuous relationship, one that took place against the backdrop of two world wars, the Golden Age of Hollywood and the upheavals of the 1960s - as they struggled with love, loss and the ultimate agony of their parting"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Olivier, Laurence, 1907-1989.
Actors -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Olivier, Laurence, 1907-1989 -- Marriage.
Leigh, Vivien, 1913-1967.
Motion picture actors and actresses -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Leigh, Vivien, 1913-1967 -- Marriage.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9781538731970 (hardcover)
1538731975 (hardcover)

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