Latest Laurence Olivier Stories

2008-07-19 00:00:26

From his cheerful face with its ready smile you would never guess that Hugh Harlow lived with horror in his younger days. Horror with a capital H. Dracula and Frankenstein, creatures from outer space and the slimy depths. All of them charming characters, he says, ready to obey his every word. 'H' also stands for happy times in a long and distinguished career in the movie world during which he enjoyed the friendship of some of the great names of the industry. His home at Chillington,...

2008-06-13 18:00:00

By Christopher Blank "Orson's Shadow," now onstage at Circuit Playhouse, comes on the heels of "The Compleat Stage Beauty," another play about life in the theater. Both are packed with inflated egos, barbed banter in English accents and numerous references to Shakespeare. Even the themes make them appear to be companion pieces for people fascinated by the inner workings of this business we call show. "Stage Beauty" concerned a 17th century actor who specialized in female roles. The...

Word of the Day
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.