Vivien Leigh

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2012

    Movie Stars Playing Movie Stars: A Marvy Montage

    No one plays a legendary movie star like another movie star--I mean, they really know how it's done, or at least they're willing to trot out their best mannerisms and try. Here are some of the most memorable examples (some because they're brilliant, others because they're glittery trash) of filmla ... More >>

  • Film

    March 21, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    Movie Stars Who Turned Down Legendary Roles

    We all know about classic stuff like Cary Grant making sure they cast Rex Harrison in My Fair Lady instead of him, and Doris Day not tarnishing her image by doing The Graduate--a part that would have resulted in her still working today. But here are some other weird cinematic decisions, courtesy of ... More >>

  • Film

    November 23, 2011
  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    Superman's British: Anyone Care?

    ​ This debate's been raging on for some time now, but I have to finally break my rule of not giving a flying hoo-ha about action heroes and weigh in on it. You see, Henry Cavill plays the title role in the eagerly awaited Superman: Man of Steel, coming out next year.

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2011

    How Bette Davis Lost Out on Gone With The Wind

    ​In a Fringe Festival show called Bette Davis Ain't For Sissies, Jessica Sherr portrays the screen legend talking to her two Oscars in between indulging in flashback confrontations with various Hollywood moguls. And this is how Scherr's version of Bette's version of not getting to play Scarle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2011

    Hollywood Hunks In Tights

    Tyrone Power, Captain From Castile​Some classic movie star studs looked way better in clingy tights than others--but all the ones I've included look amazing or they would have stayed in the remainder bin. Enjoy, and let's bring back this fashion trend, but only on hotties like these, if you p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2011

    Bogart, Tracy, and Laughton Used Hustlers

    ​Our friends at have discovered that a book will come out next Valentine's Day by an ex marine named Scotty who ran a Richfield gas station in the glory (hole) days, where huge movie stars "got more than their mufflers serviced." These luminous icons would come to get pumped by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    The 10 Best Female Outfits in Movie History

    ​ Who cares about the men? They always wear suits or sweaty T-shirts. But from the beginning of cinema, Hollywood's ladies have gotten swathed and feathered and dressed and undressed in ways that have made the fashion world rock with diversity and delight. My 10 all-time fave looks are:

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    Campiest Actress Ever: Coral Browne!

    ​The great Coral Browne was a noted Australian actress with the following gay-camp screen credits: She was the larger-than-life actress Vera Charles in the ultimate campfest, Auntie Mame, opposite bosom buddy Roz Russell. She wore fabulous outfits as Vivien Leigh's gabby confidante in Tenes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2010

    Vivien Leigh Just Got Cast as Scarlett O'Hara!

    via Wikipedia​Oh, hush. Bear with me, if you please. Let's pretend it's 1939 and Vivien Leigh just bagged the female lead in Gone with The Wind over the other top candidates, like Paulette Goddard, Joan Bennett, and Jean Arthur, not to mention less likely people like Lucy and Tallulah. This ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    December 1, 2009
  • Theater

    June 17, 2008

    Elyse Singer and Neil LaBute Take On Prettiness

    Two new American plays argue against the 'virtues' of female beauty

  • Theater

    March 15, 2005
  • Books

    September 30, 2003

    Spanks Again

    Would critic Tynan have liked this nice biography of him?