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Trivia: Was chosen to play Antonio in Queen Christina but was rejected by Greta Garbo after an initial meeting at the studio.
The role later went to Garbo's former lover John Gilbert , whose career had hit bottom after the advent of sound.
If you can't find the email you can resend it here. Some features on this site require a subscription. Laurence Olivier's personal papers have been released for the first time - revealing the hidden side of one of last century's greatest actors - including his homosexual "temptation.
Part of the archives include 'camp' correspondence from Fairbanks, with a set of pornographic drawings of a well-endowed man, as well as a letter seemingly apologizing for a spurned sexual advance.
Olivier's letters also detail the problems the actor encountered with his mentally unstable second wife, Gone with the Wind star Vivien Leigh.
His papers detail how he employed a "minder" to report on Leigh's behavior and health. This is like the fourth Laurence Olivier thread in the last two months.
He wasn't THAT fascinating! Joan Plowright and the few others were just going through the motion.. Olivier's gay life is really no secret.
He had a lengthy and very well-known love affair with comedian Danny Kaye. I think their respective wives knew about the relationship.
It was one of those things that everyone in Hollywood "just knew about", but pretty much left alone. And the couple's hand-written correspondence describes Olivier's reluctance to give into Leigh and make love to her three times a day.
In one letter, Olivier complains, "With Vivien it's every day, two or three times. She's wearing me out.
He had the most awful legs though. Pity, because from the waist up he was a strikingly handsome man. If you believe Donald Spoto, and I don't.
He doesn't have any real evidence to prove there was a love affair between Olivier and Kaye. It's all speculation on his part. Why another thread about Olivier?
This is getting tiresome. Why give a fuck if he had some sexual experiences with men? Someone seems to have an obsession about this. I know Doug Fairbanks Jr.
Joan Crawford for a few years starting when he was only nineteen, was totally gorgeous and acted in films, but I don't think I've ever seen one, nor can I name one.
HE was the most famous British actor of his generation, revered across the world for his interpretations of Shakespeare.
His companion was a dashing Hollywood star, renowned for his sexual dalliances. The carefully preserved archive of Laurence Olivier, seen for the first time, suggests that his friendship with Douglas Fairbanks Jr almost turned to an affair.
The personal papers also show Olivier employed a "minder" to report on the health of Vivien Leigh, his second wife, before they were even married.
The archive reveals other aspects of Olivier's sex life. Olivier was not, but he confessed to being tempted by a man on one occasion.
An old and close friend of Olivier, famous for his wide-ranging sexual tastes,. There is a series of highly camp letters from Fairbanks, including a set of pornographic drawings featuring a well-endowed man.
One of the letters, not dated but evidently in response to a note from Olivier, says: "'Spurned?
Only anxious not to suspect recollections of your visit had placed me in that awkward 'Oh Christ! What'll I do? What'll I say?
I gather now that was not the case. The collection includes passionate love letters between Olivier and Leigh, and accounts from doctors and others of her bouts of mental illness.
Although her illness was believed by most biographers to have come on gradually during their marriage, the archive shows that Olivier knew before they wed that Leigh was unstable.
He even employed an assistant, Sunny Lash, to report to him on his future wife's health and state of mind while she was playing Scarlett O'Hara on the set of Gone with the Wind.
Lash describes her staggering around her room after taking too many sedatives. The telegrams from his "Vivling" during their frequent separations testify to their passionate love and chart her gradual mental degeneration.
Although they both had affairs, Leigh's five-year liaison with Peter Finch, an actor renowned for his charm, hard drinking and womanising, had a devastating effect on her and her marriage.
After Finch abruptly abandoned her in , she was treated in a mental institution. Who knows if Olivier had homosexual sex?
Why should anybody care? But one thing IS for certain: he certainly liked sex with women. When he and Marilyn Monroe were to star in "The Prince and the Showgirl" he assumed that he would fall immediately in love with her and they would have a grand, passionate affair.
But she was so dreadful to work with he ended up loathing her. The making of that movie was a horror story for him and at the same time he had to deal with his increasingly bonkers wife Vivien Leigh.
An assistant of his said "Imagine being tormented by both of those women at the same time: Marilyn Monroe and Vivien Leigh.
And I don't think he was having sex with either of them. That was, in part, because Monroe was impossible to work with. But it was also because he was a pompous snob.
He wasn't a pompous snob. He was a highly trained, disciplined actor being driven crazy because Monroe was constantly late, couldn't remember her lines and completely relied on her obnoxious ass kissing acting coach Paul Strasberg.
In all innocence he said to her before a scene "just be sexy" and she took great offense at that and couldn't continue.
He just expected her to give a good performance and getting one out of her was like pulling teeth.
How would "everyone" know Olivier had homosex? Were they under the bed? Were YOU under the bed? No, I didn't think so. Yes, and all the kudos for his training and acting went to his head.
He, quite stupidly, thought that just because he was lauded stage actor, he could teach one of the biggest movie stars of all time how to play a scene on film.
Yes, she was a total pain in the ass to work with, but she has innumerable classic scenes caught on film.
He does not. He came across as a affected ham. Between his ham fisted histrionics and Joan Fontaine's fluttery mannerisms, the movie is one big kikifest for me.
This I know in my bones to be true!!! R I agree with you in principle. But I was a little surprised to see how [hetero]sexually voracious Olivier comes across in his private letters to Vivian Leigh.
For those of you who are titillated by the news, why don't you go 'dig' Larry up? See what kind of a blowjob he'll give you now! I'm having a Barclays just thinking of your luscious balls!
How I long to hear them slapping against my posterior once more! One is quite overcome! Kaye's wife was a lesbian. Marriage worked out well for them.
The Larry stories have been around forever, or at least to the 80's. I had no doubt Kaye was gay when he died because it was reported that a condition of his children being a beneficiary of his will was that they could not write a book about him or collaborate with anyone.
There is something he wanted hidden that he had to blackmail his children to hide. How does any of that prove that Laurence Olivier was really in to cock?
You sound like somebody believes unsubstantiated gossip. That is so dumb. So the laws of libel combined with my sense of decorum to persuade me not to publish the evidence in my possession of his gay relationship with, among others, Danny Kaye.
Self-respect saw me sow clues into my book, spotted by those in the know, but not until after Olivier's death did his next biographer reveal what was common knowledge in the profession.
That is total conjecture on your part. Assuming what you say is true and it well may not be , maybe he didn't want his daughter he had only one child to have anything to do with a book about him because he was a private man who didn't want her taking part in an exercise that would violate his privacy.
By all accounts he was eccentric; maybe the idea of a book chronicling his odd behavior was an offensive notion to him.
What did you think he died of, AIDS? You seem to imply that. For the record he died Kaye died of heart failure brought on by internal bleeding and complications of hepatitis C.
Kaye had quadruple bypass heart surgery in February ; he contracted hepatitis C from a blood transfusion.
Who is Anthony Holden and what makes him the end all and be all of Laurence Olivier's sexuality? Is he a serious biographer or a gossipmonger who offers little proof to back up his assumptions?
He sounds like the latter. Who are all these weirdos upset that Kaye is gay, which was known and obvious, and Larry also had sex with men?
Do you know where you are? A place where that is not a bad thing! You act like we are talking sacrilege!
And don't claim to be gay. That is bullshit. Those type of posts are so obvious. Joan already said he liked guys too.
There was an old joke circulating in the old days that Larry and Vivien usually fell in love with the same men. Uh no, it wasn't. Why would anybody think Danny Kaye was gay?
Because he camped it up in the "Sisters" song in "White Christmas? I don't see anything about him that screams gay.
Why would anybody think those two had sex? Because they were friends and of course if two actors are friends that means they're having sex?
I guess it makes a good gossipy story. Is he gay? I've never had any kind of gay relationship. I've had opportunities, but I never did anything about them.
So any biographer who says Larry boy had gay affairs is just a gossip writer and not to be taken seriously! R63 and R64 seem obsessed with making Laurence Olivier out to be a homo.
I guess it's important to them. It's very strange. I think something must be lacking in their lives. It was like an open secret in Hollywood circles that Larry Olivier had been bisexual and had gay affair with Danny Kaye among others.
It isn't easy to find a real man behind the many masks. For Othello he played Iago , with Richardson in the title role. Guthrie wanted to experiment with the theory that Iago's villainy is driven by a suppressed love for Othello.
The notices were laudatory, mentioning him alongside great predecessors such as Edmund Kean , William Macready and Henry Irving. The actor Robert Speaight described it as "Olivier's first incontestably great performance".
In Olivier joined Richardson to film the spy thriller Q Planes , released the following year. After returning to London briefly in mid, the couple returned to America, Leigh to film the final takes for Gone with the Wind , and Olivier to prepare for filming of Alfred Hitchcock 's Rebecca —although the couple had hoped to appear in it together.
Selznick thought that not only was she more suitable for the role, but that it was best to keep Olivier and Leigh apart until their divorces came through.
He received good reviews for both films and showed a more confident screen presence than he had in his early work. In February, following another request from Leigh, her husband also applied for their marriage to be terminated.
It was an extravagant production, but a commercial failure. The war in Europe had been under way for a year and was going badly for Britain.
After his wedding Olivier wanted to help the war effort. Cooper advised him to remain where he was and speak to the film director Alexander Korda , who was based in the US at Churchill's behest, with connections to British Intelligence.
Korda saw that the relationship between the couple was strained. Olivier was tiring of Leigh's suffocating adulation, and she was drinking to excess.
Olivier's life was under threat from the Nazis and pro-German sympathisers. The studio owners were concerned enough that Samuel Goldwyn and Cecil B.
DeMille both provided support and security to ensure his safety. He had spent the previous year learning to fly and had completed nearly hours by the time he left America.
He intended to join the Royal Air Force but instead made another propaganda film, 49th Parallel , narrated short pieces for the Ministry of Information, and joined the Fleet Air Arm because Richardson was already in the service.
Richardson had gained a reputation for crashing aircraft, which Olivier rapidly eclipsed. Originally he had no intention of taking the directorial duties, but ended up directing and producing, in addition to taking the title role.
He was assisted by an Italian internee, Filippo Del Giudice , who had been released to produce propaganda for the Allied cause. Brooke, writing for the BFI, considers that it "came too late in the Second World War to be a call to arms as such, but formed a powerful reminder of what Britain was defending.
The reviewer for The Manchester Guardian wrote that the film combined "new art hand-in-hand with old genius, and both superbly of one mind", in a film that worked "triumphantly".
Throughout the war Tyrone Guthrie had striven to keep the Old Vic company going, even after German bombing in left the theatre a near-ruin.
A small troupe toured the provinces, with Sybil Thorndike at its head. By , with the tide of the war turning, Guthrie felt it time to re-establish the company in a London base and invited Richardson to head it.
Initially he proposed Gielgud and Olivier as his colleagues, but the former declined, saying, "It would be a disaster, you would have to spend your whole time as referee between Larry and me.
The Old Vic governors approached the Royal Navy to secure the release of Richardson and Olivier; the Sea Lords consented, with, as Olivier put it, "a speediness and lack of reluctance which was positively hurtful.
The triumvirate secured the New Theatre for their first season and recruited a company. The second season, in , featured two double bills.
The first consisted of Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2. Olivier played the warrior Hotspur in the first and the doddering Justice Shallow in the second.
In the two one-act plays his switch from searing tragedy and horror in the first half to farcical comedy in the second impressed most critics and audience members, though a minority felt that the transformation from Sophocles 's bloodily blinded hero to Sheridan 's vain and ludicrous Mr Puff "smacked of a quick-change turn in a music hall".
The third, and final, London season under the triumvirate was in — Olivier would have preferred the roles to be reversed, but Richardson did not wish to attempt Lear.
In his scenes of decline and madness towards the end of the play some critics found him less moving than his finest predecessors in the role.
The high profile of the two star actors did not endear them to the new chairman of the Old Vic governors, Lord Esher. He had ambitions to be the first head of the National Theatre and had no intention of letting actors run it.
In January Olivier began working on his second film as a director, Hamlet , in which he also took the lead role.
The original play was heavily cut to focus on the relationships, rather than the political intrigue. The film became a critical and commercial success in Britain and abroad, although Lejeune, in The Observer , considered it "less effective than [Olivier's] stage work.
He speaks the lines nobly, and with the caress of one who loves them, but he nullifies his own thesis by never, for a moment, leaving the impression of a man who cannot make up his own mind; here, you feel rather, is an actor-producer-director who, in every circumstance, knows exactly what he wants, and gets it".
While Olivier was on the Australian tour and Richardson was in Hollywood, Esher terminated the contracts of the three directors, who were said to have "resigned".
By the end of the Australian tour, both Leigh and Olivier were exhausted and ill, and he told a journalist, "You may not know it, but you are talking to a couple of walking corpses.
Shortly afterwards Finch moved to London, where Olivier auditioned him and put him under a long-term contract with Laurence Olivier Productions.
Finch and Leigh's affair continued on and off for several years. The play was condemned by most critics, but the production was a considerable commercial success, and led to Leigh's casting as Blanche in the film version.
It must have been a most dreadful strain to do it night after night. She would be shaking and white and quite distraught at the end of it.
Olivier talking to Kenneth Tynan in . The production company set up by Olivier took a lease on the St James's Theatre.
The production was popular, despite poor reviews, but the expensive production did little to help the finances of Laurence Olivier Productions.
After a series of box-office failures, [y] the company balanced its books in with productions of Shaw 's Caesar and Cleopatra and Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra which the Oliviers played in London and then took to Broadway.
Olivier was thought by some critics to be under par in both his roles, and some suspected him of playing deliberately below his usual strength so that Leigh might appear his equal.
In the view of the critic and biographer W. Darlington , he was simply miscast both as Caesar and Antony, finding the former boring and the latter weak.
Darlington comments, "Olivier, in his middle forties when he should have been displaying his powers at their very peak, seemed to have lost interest in his own acting".
Shortly after filming started she suffered a breakdown, and returned to Britain where, between periods of incoherence, she told Olivier that she was in love with Finch, and had been having an affair with him;  she gradually recovered over a period of several months.
As a result of the breakdown, many of the Oliviers' friends learned of her problems. Niven said she had been "quite, quite mad",  and in his diary, Coward expressed the view that "things had been bad and getting worse since or thereabouts.
It ran for eight months  but was widely regarded as a minor contribution to the season, in which other productions included Gielgud in Venice Preserv'd , Coward in The Apple Cart and Ashcroft and Redgrave in Antony and Cleopatra.
In Olivier and Leigh were invited to play leading roles in three plays at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre , Stratford. Rehearsals were difficult, with Olivier determined to play his conception of the role despite the director's view that it was vulgar.
Somehow the production did not work. Olivier was set on playing Malvolio in his own particular rather extravagant way.
He was extremely moving at the end, but he played the earlier scenes like a Jewish hairdresser, with a lisp and an extraordinary accent, and he insisted on falling backwards off a bench in the garden scene, though I begged him not to do it.
But then Malvolio is a very difficult part. The next production was Macbeth. Reviewers were lukewarm about the direction by Glen Byam Shaw and the designs by Roger Furse , but Olivier's performance in the title role attracted superlatives.
Trewin , Olivier's was "the finest Macbeth of our day"; to Darlington it was "the best Macbeth of our time". In their third production of the Stratford season, Olivier played the title role in Titus Andronicus , with Leigh as Lavinia.
Her notices in the part were damning, [z] but the production by Peter Brook and Olivier's performance as Titus received the greatest ovation in Stratford history from the first-night audience, and the critics hailed the production as a landmark in post-war British theatre.
Leigh became pregnant in and withdrew from the production of Coward's comedy South Sea Bubble. Instead of appearing with Leigh, he cast Marilyn Monroe as the showgirl.
Although the filming was challenging because of Monroe's behaviour, the film was appreciated by the critics. Olivier had seen the play earlier in the run and disliked it, but Miller was convinced that Osborne had talent, and Olivier reconsidered.
He was ready for a change of direction; in he wrote:. I had reached a stage in my life that I was getting profoundly sick of—not just tired—sick.
Consequently the public were, likely enough, beginning to agree with me. My rhythm of work had become a bit deadly: a classical or semi-classical film; a play or two at Stratford, or a nine-month run in the West End, etc etc.
I was going mad, desperately searching for something suddenly fresh and thrillingly exciting. What I felt to be my image was boring me to death.
Osborne was already at work on a new play, The Entertainer , an allegory of Britain's post-colonial decline, centred on a seedy variety comedian, Archie Rice.
Having read the first act—all that was completed by then—Olivier asked to be cast in the part. He had for years maintained that he might easily have been a third-rate comedian called "Larry Oliver", and would sometimes play the character at parties.
The second of them was Joan Plowright , with whom Olivier began a relationship that endured for the rest of his life.
Olivier's performance received strong praise from the critics for its fierce athleticism combined with an emotional vulnerability.
The production was chiefly remarkable for the star's quarrels with the director, Orson Welles, who according to the biographer Francis Beckett suffered the "appalling treatment" that Olivier had inflicted on Gielgud at Stratford five years earlier.
Olivier again ignored his director and undermined his authority. Two films featuring Olivier were released in The first—filmed in —was Spartacus , in which he portrayed the Roman general, Marcus Licinius Crassus.
The Oliviers' marriage was disintegrating during the late s. While directing Charlton Heston in the play The Tumbler , Olivier divulged that "Vivien is several thousand miles away, trembling on the edge of a cliff, even when she's sitting quietly in her own drawing room", at a time when she was threatening suicide.
In Olivier accepted the directorship of a new theatrical venture, the Chichester Festival. The Times commented, "It is doubtful if the Moscow Arts Theatre itself could improve on this production.
At around the time the Chichester Festival opened, plans for the creation of the National Theatre were coming to fruition. The British government agreed to release funds for a new building on the South Bank of the Thames.
As his assistants, he recruited the directors John Dexter and William Gaskill , with Kenneth Tynan as literary adviser or " dramaturge ".
With the agreement of both organisations, Olivier remained in overall charge of the Chichester Festival during the first three seasons of the National; he used the festivals of and to give preliminary runs to plays he hoped to stage at the Old Vic.
O'Toole was a guest star, one of occasional exceptions to Olivier's policy of casting productions from a regular company. It was widely remarked that Olivier seemed reluctant to recruit his peers to perform with his company.
In his decade in charge of the National, Olivier acted in thirteen plays and directed eight. The production was a box-office success and was revived regularly over the next five seasons.
Most of the reviewers and theatrical colleagues praised it highly; Franco Zeffirelli called it "an anthology of everything that has been discovered about acting in the past three centuries.
To add to his load, he felt obliged to take over as Solness in The Master Builder when the ailing Redgrave withdrew from the role in November During the following year Olivier concentrated on management, directing one production The Crucible , taking the comic role of the foppish Tattle in Congreve 's Love for Love , and making one film, Bunny Lake is Missing , in which he and Coward were on the same bill for the first time since Private Lives.
The Times commented that the production "restores one's faith in the work as a masterpiece". In Olivier was caught in the middle of a confrontation between Chandos and Tynan over the latter's proposal to stage Rolf Hochhuth 's Soldiers.
At his urging the board unanimously vetoed the production. Tynan considered resigning over this interference with the management's artistic freedom, but Olivier himself stayed firmly in place, and Tynan also remained.
He was treated for prostate cancer and, during rehearsals for his production of Chekhov's Three Sisters he was hospitalised with pneumonia.
Olivier had intended to step down from the directorship of the National Theatre at the end of his first five-year contract, having, he hoped, led the company into its new building.
By because of bureaucratic delays construction work had not even begun, and he agreed to serve for a second five-year term.
Two different critics reviewed it for The Guardian : one wrote "this is not a role which stretches him, or for which he will be particularly remembered"; the other commented that the performance "ranks as one of his greatest achievements, involving his whole range".
In Olivier appeared in two war films, portraying military leaders. Among the roles he hoped to play, but could not because of ill-health, was Nathan Detroit in the musical Guys and Dolls.
Olivier spent the last 15 years of his life securing his finances and dealing with deteriorating health,  which included thrombosis and dermatomyositis , a degenerative muscle disorder.
Olivier's dermatomyositis meant he spent the last three months of in hospital, and he spent early slowly recovering and regaining his strength.
When strong enough, he was contacted by the director John Schlesinger , who offered him the role of a Nazi torturer in the film Marathon Man.
Olivier shaved his pate and wore oversized glasses to enlarge the look of his eyes, in a role that the critic David Robinson , writing for The Times , thought was "strongly played", adding that Olivier was "always at his best in roles that call for him to be seedy or nasty or both".
In the mids Olivier became increasingly involved in television work, a medium of which he was initially dismissive. In he won another Emmy for Love Among the Ruins.
In he appeared in the film The Boys from Brazil , playing the role of Ezra Lieberman, an ageing Nazi hunter ; he received his eleventh Academy Award nomination.
Although he did not win the Oscar, he was presented with an Honorary Award for his lifetime achievement.
He's like all of us, really: he's just a stupid old fart. Olivier seems to have thrown away technique this time—his is a breathtakingly pure Lear.
In his final speech, over Cordelia's lifeless body, he brings us so close to Lear's sorrow that we can hardly bear to watch, because we have seen the last Shakespearean hero Laurence Olivier will ever play.
But what a finale! In this most sublime of plays, our greatest actor has given an indelible performance. Perhaps it would be most appropriate to express simple gratitude.
The same year he also appeared in a cameo alongside Gielgud and Richardson in Wagner , with Burton in the title role;  his final screen appearance was as an elderly, wheelchair-bound soldier in Derek Jarman 's film War Requiem.
After being ill for the last 22 years of his life, Olivier died of kidney failure on 11 July aged 82 at his home near Steyning , West Sussex.
His cremation was held three days later;  his ashes were buried in Poets' Corner of Westminster Abbey during a memorial service in October that year.
Olivier was appointed Knight Bachelor in the Birthday Honours for services to the stage and to films. From academic and other institutions, Olivier received honorary doctorates from Tufts University in Massachusetts , Oxford and Edinburgh For his work in films, Olivier received four Academy Awards : an honorary award for Henry V , a Best Actor award and one as producer for Hamlet , and a second honorary award in to recognise his lifetime of contribution to the art of film.
He was nominated for nine other acting Oscars and one each for production and direction. In February , for his contribution to the film industry, Olivier was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame , with a star at Hollywood Boulevard ;  he is included in the American Theater Hall of Fame.
In addition to the naming of the National Theatre's largest auditorium in Olivier's honour, he is commemorated in the Laurence Olivier Awards , bestowed annually since by the Society of West End Theatre.Initially he proposed Gielgud and Olivier as his colleagues, but the former declined, saying, "It would be a disaster, you would have to spend your whole time as referee between Larry and me. R I agree with you in principle. Warner Baxter. Both actors Leila Bekhti go on to knighthoods and Best Actor Oscars in Onkel Toms Hütte Film long and distinguished careers. Darlington and Anthony Holden both suggest another reason: Fogerty's determination to recruit more male students, there being at the time only six boys to seventy girls enrolled at Insidious Stream German school.