August 14, 2007
Dear Vivien Leigh fan,
First and foremost, thank you for your interest in Vivien Leigh. Your presence here is testimony to her enduring legacy. This site seeks to be a guide to everything Vivien Leigh. It focuses on the positive aspects of her life, specifically her career as an actress, her relationships with friends, family, and lovers, and her beauty through photography. I intentionally am not focusing on the negative (which many biographies, sadly, have focused on), notably her struggle with bi polar disease. Since it was part of her life, I have included a small section on the disease and Vivien's battle with it.
The History of this Site
This webpage was first published in the summer of 1999 under the name "The Essence of Vivien Leigh." At best, it was amateur. Over the years, I learned more about this extraordinary actress, about HTML, and Photoshop. In 2001, I purchased a new web address and a ton of data transfer; VIVIEN-LEIGH.COM was born. During periods of my life, I've been lucky in my ability to update often. Other times, updates have not occurred for months. However, this website has been actively monitored by my self since its first day on the web. Many books, articles, and people have contributed in the making of this site. And without those sources, this site would not be what it is today.
Uniting Vivien Leigh Fans
VIVIEN-LEIGH.COM has enabled me to discover a fabulous Vivien Leigh fan base. Miss Leigh has touched so many generations. I have received emails from fans, young and old, who have questions about this star. I readily encourage you to write me; I do write back. If you wish to meet and write to other fans, please consider joining the Facebook group dedicated to this site and the actress.
On a Personal Note
VIVIEN-LEIGH.COM is only a small piece of the web, but it is my space. And my tribute to this legendary actress. I hope you enjoy your stay. Please don't hesitate to contact me. I appreciate comments, suggestions, and contributions. In addition, I am willing to assist anyone in their research of Vivien Leigh.