Vivien accepting her Academy Award for Best Actress as Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With The Wind in 1940.
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love the page, just watched this for the billionth time and one thing still bothers me…Why is it that over 70 years have gone by and the line “Frankly my dear I don’t give a damn” is still referred to as one of the best love lines? Also Clark Gable was just to delicious for words lol.
Thank you! I’ve actually not seen “Frankly my dear …” amongst the most romantic lines, but it is certainly one of the best film one-liners around. If people do find it a great love line, I would guess because it sums up the tragedy that is Rhett and Scarlett’s relationship - and folks love a fictional tragedy (I know I do - Wuthering Heights and GWTW are tied as my favorite books). And I agree, Clark was a fox.
[Vivien Leigh] is so perfectly designed for the part by art and nature that any other actress in the role would be inconceivable.
New York Times, 1939
She lives in our minds and memories as a dynamic force.
Andrew Sarris, 1998
Happy Birthday Vivien Leigh!
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Everyone: sorry it’s been dead lately, but I’ve had test after test each week, plus a mountain of reading to do, and not much spare time. I’m not sure when this blog will be posting again, but I will get back to it eventually!
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Clark Gables, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard and Olivia De Havilland on the set of Gone With The Wind, c. 1939.