“I think Vivien was a rare phenomenon. She is certainly one of the most remarkable women I have ever known. In the days of matriarchy she would have been one of those Cretan goddess-priestesses, capable of making men great and equally capable of destroying them. She could have been the model for the little faience snake-goddess which was found at Knossos and is now in the museum at Candia—fascinating, alluring, compelling, and potentially dangerous, not only to others but to herself. - Anthony Quayle

People think that if you look fairly reasonable, you can’t possibly act, and as I only care about acting, I think beauty can be a great handicap, if you really want to look like the part you’re playing, which isn’t necessarily like you - Vivien Leigh

Happy birthday Vivian Mary Hartley aka Vivien Leigh! (5 November, 1913 – 8 July, 1967)


Greece Fashion Week: Vintage photos of Greece in the 1920’s (part 2)

1. Actress in peasant dress from Thessaly
2. A woman works outside her home in Crete
3. A woman in traditional Greek dress knits sitting outside her home, Aivali
4. A peddler with his wares passes through the village, Gastouri, Corfu
5. A muleteer stands in the woods in Crete
6. A girl husks corn in a field on the Salonika Kozani Road, Microghouzi
7. A hunter lies under an olive tree on the island of Crete
8. A man in national costume smokes a waterpipe, Crete
9. A man poses in the national costume of Crete
10. A maid of Candia poses in costume