Vivien Leigh in 'Look After Lulu'

Made:
22 July 1959

PA Reuter photograph. Caption on back reads: With a strawberry blonde wig and a suitably pert expression, Vivien Leigh plays the part of 'Lulu', in Noel Coward's adaptation of 'Look After Lulu', from the French farce by Georges Feydeau. 'Occupe-toi d'Amelie'. The play opened at the Royal Theatre, Newcastle on Tyne Monay, (July 20), and husband Sir Laurence Olivier was in the audience watching his wife.

Anthony Quayle plays the part of Marcel, who looks after Lulu to the extent of going through what he believes is a phony marriage ceremony with her, and Max Adrian, the Irish actor, and George Devine also star.

The play will come to London's Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, after a run in Newcastle and Leeds.

The play flopped on Broadway after 39 performances, but the cast believe it will go down well with British audiences. Sir Laurence told friends that he was 'mad about the play'.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1983-5236/30854
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • object genre
  • image
credit:
Daily Herald Archive, National Science and Media Museum, Bradford