Showing posts with label Vivien Leigh. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Vivien Leigh. Show all posts

7 May 2013

Those were true movie stars: 1930-40s


 Carole Lombard was a rather unique movie star, at her peak she was one, if not the highest paid actress around. Earning over $500k a year in the 1930's!  Movie stars in those days really did earn their way, making several movies a year was the norm.

 She died at a young age in a plane crash, helping raise money for the WW2.



Apart from the obvious Gone with the Wind film blockbuster, Vivien was a rather well established actress for a number of years. An English rose, with looks to die for, much to the film makers glee! 
 A colourful life, marriages, breakdowns and an international star all rolled into one.

I do enjoy watching the old movies, the actors in the films seem so integral to them those days. The credits at the start having their names in huge letters, camera panning on their faces for what seems an age.