BLOG EXTRA! TUESDAY MEANS VIVIEN LEIGH

On Tuesday Turner Classic Movies commemorates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Vivien Leigh with a showing of 11 of her films, beginning at 9:30 A.M. with 1940’s Waterloo Bridge, one of her most beautiful performances.   This was her first role after winning her first Academy Award for her Scarlett in Gone with the Wind.  Note the wonderful simplicity of her work here.  You would never know that at the time she was filmdom’s most celebrated actress, just having finished the most coveted role in movie history and having won an Oscar for it.  Waterloo Bridge is a simple melodrama, and that is just how Vivien Leigh plays it  —  an early example of her taste and judgment and professionalism.

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