Vivien Leigh, Deborah Kerr Rare Photos at Viv and Larry

Vivien Leigh, Deborah Kerr on set of Bonjour Tristesse

At Viv and Larry, a site dedicated to Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier, there are two great photos showing Leigh and Deborah Kerr on the set of Bonjour Tristesse, a 1958 drama Otto Preminger filmed on the French Riviera for Columbia Pictures. Jean Seberg and David Niven co-starred with Kerr. A smaller version of one of the images is reproduced on the right.

Kerr is quoted as saying the following about Vivien Leigh:

My acquaintance with the lovely Vivien Leigh was one of those friendships that endured over the years, sometimes many years passing without our meeting. My most vivid memory of her was when I was in London, and suffering that infuriating affliction of losing your balance. Not serious, but a long bore! I was in bed at the Connaught Hotel, and the phone rang and it was Vivien, who said: 'Darling, here we are, both of us in bed! Isn't it ridiculous?' We shared the same doctor, and it was he who hastened over to me to inform me of her death. He was afraid I would hear it on the tv or radio … She was without a doubt the most exquisitely beautiful woman ever. I wish I had spent more time with her in my life.

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