Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh arrive in London

Made:
19 June 1946

PA Reuter photograph titled 'Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh arrive in London'. Caption on back reads: Laurence Olivier, fresh from the Old Vic Company's successful American season and his triumphant New York premiere of "Henry V", arrived home by Clipper at London Airport tonight 9Wednesday) with his wife Vivien Leigh. Last night they had a miraculous escape when the Clipper in which they had set out for home was crash-landed in flames after an engine had fallen our in mid-air. PICTURE SHOWS: Sir Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh all smiles as they alight at London Airport from the Pan-American Constellation tonight.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1983-5236/30810
Materials:
ink, paper (fibre product)
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • object genre
  • image
credit:
Daily Herald Archive, National Science and Media Museum, Bradford
status:
Permanent collection

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