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In 1948, Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh toured Australia and New Zealand with the Old Vic Company, receiving an enthusiastic reception wherever they performed.

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This silent newsreel from 30 July 1948 shows Sir Laurence Olivier and his wife Vivien Leigh attending a charity matinee of Hamlet (Laurence Olivier, UK, 1948) at the Embassy Theatre in Syd

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Peter Finch (centre) with Laurence Olivier (right) and Vivien Leigh (left), 1948. 

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Vivien Leigh in costume on the set of Fire Over England (William K Howard, UK, 1937). From the Taussig film stills collection.

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Vivien Leigh has her make-up applied during the making of Fire Over England (William K Howard, UK, 1937).

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In this silent newsreel clip from 16 July 1948, actress Vivien Leigh opens a camellia show at the Killara Memorial Hall in Sydney.

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Newsreel item from 6/07/1961 about British actress Vivien Leigh arriving at Kingsford Smith Airport in Sydney with Australian dancer Robert Helpmann and Canadian actor John Merivale.

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Vivien Leigh, British stage and film actress, interviewed by Binny Lum in Melbourne while touring with the Old Vic Company in 1961.

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This recording was made at a Radio Station (possibly in Sydney).

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On the centenary of Oscar-winning actor Peter Finch’s birth, we publish highlights from his early radio career in Australia.