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Category Archives: Vivien Leigh

The Right Cuts

I really shouldn’t be upset. No one forced me to watch the current version of Marathon Man. I rather expected, more than forty years since creating the movie and thirty after my demise, that filmmakers and the industry would be even more barbaric than during my twilight period. Instead, they – the anonymous censors – […]

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Vivien Leigh in the Hotel

I work at a great Manhattan hotel whose name I better not mention. I’m just a bellhop but only twenty-two and know I’m going to have a great job someday. Today, I’m rolling a cart with the luggage of a special guest: she’s Vivien Leigh, Scarlett O’Hara in the flesh, and almost as beautiful now […]

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