Vivien photographed for “That Hamilton Woman” (1941). A copy of “That Hamilton Woman” was always kept at Chartwell, as it was Sir Winston Churchill’s favorite film. His daughter, Sarah Churchill, later said, “My father used to show it in the private cinema whenever we had important guests until we, the family, all knew it by heart. He never tired of seeing it and it was through this film and his admiration for the Oliviers that they later became friends.”
Vivien and husband Laurence Olivier photographed in London, 1941. “I do not think there is a solitary second when my mind is not completely buried in you… I am never not thinking of you. More often than not, I am just worried about you, concerned and distressed about my baby lamb being tired or unhappy. And of course, often, it is with mad, mad passion… You are all over me, in sorrow or in joy, all of the time… in conversation, in work, with every breath and heartbeat.” – Laurence Olivier in a letter to Vivien.
Audrey photographed by Bert Stern at Vogue magazine's in New York, 1963. In her own words • “It’s that wonderful old-fashioned idea that others come first and you come second. This was the whole ethic by which I was brought up. Others matter more than you do, so don’t fuss, dear; get on with it.”
A young Vivien photographed by Bassano on May 16, 1935. “There is one face that I would not want to touch. It needs no help from me. It is the face of Vivien Leigh.” – Sir Archibald McIndoe, a celebrated plastic surgeon.