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Classic Hollywood Love Stories: Vivien Leigh & Laurence Olivier

They were the ultimate show business power-couple, conquering both the stage and film together. Although their relationship did not last, their love for each other always did. Classic Hollywood Central takes a look at some of Classic Hollywood’s real-life love stories and continues this journey with the story of Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier.

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Rebecca (1940)

Genre: Drama/thriller Description: The unnamed second Mrs. de Winter (Joan Fontaine) is a naive young woman, who falls in love with the charming Maxim de Winter (Laurence Olivier). After their wedding they return to Maxim’s vast estate, Manderly. The servants display a subtle hostility towards the second Mrs. De Winter, as they all adored his …

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The Prince and the Showgirl (1957)

Genre: Romantic comedy Description: In The Prince and the Showgirl Grand Duke Charles (Laurence Olivier), the prince-regent of Carpathia, a fictitious Balkan country, visits London for the coronation of the new British King in 1911. After spending an evening at the Coconut Girl Club, he invites clumsy, but charming understudy Elsie (Marilyn Monroe) over for …