The Private Lives of Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier
Darwin Porter & Roy Moseley
The scandalous love affair of "The Royal Family of the British Stage" was second in fame and notoriety only to that of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. Co-authors Roy Moseley (the couple's "honorary" godson and long-standing friend and personal assistant) and Darwin Porter tear away the velvet curtain previously draped over the reputations of this famous team, exposing with searing insights the depths of their sexual excess and interpersonal anguish. Some of the most iconic figures of the 20th century move through chapters that highlight a revelation on every page.
San Francisco Book Festival 2011, Honorable Mention for Biography
Paris Book Festival 2011, Winner, BEST BIOGRAPHY
New York Book Festival 2011, Honorable Mention for Biography
Beach Book Festival 2011, Grand Prize Winner for BEST SUMMER READING of 2011
Runner-Up in the category of BIOGRAPHY from the 2011 HOLLYWOOD BOOK FESTIVAL.
Paperback 1-936003-15-5 / 978-1-936003-15-0 Trim size 6½x9½ Page Count 416
About the Author:
Darwin Porter began his career writing about politics and the entertainment industry for Knight Newspapers and The Miami Herald. Today, he’s one of the most prolific biographers in the world. His portraits of Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, J. Edgar Hoover, Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier, Howard Hughes, John and Jackie Kennedy, Paul Newman, Merv Griffin, Steve McQueen, Marlon Brando, Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, and Michael Jackson have generated widespread reviews and animated radio and blogsite commentaries worldwide. Some of his biographies have been serialized to millions of readers in The Sunday Times of London and The Mail on Sunday.
Porter is also the well-known original author of many editions of The Frommer Guides, a respected travel guidebook series that’s among the most prominent and well-respected in the world.
Porter was assisted by Roy Moseley, a long-time collaborator of Laurence Olivier and a devoted firend of Vivien Leigh.
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