Behind the Scenes of Streetcar
|Vivien Leigh and Marlon Brando taking a break from filming A Streetcar Named Desire.|
As a lover of Tennessee Williams and his most famous play, I equally love the film version of A Streetcar Named Desire and especially Leigh and Brando's roles in it. For her work, Vivien won her second Academy Award for Best Actress, the first, not surprisingly, being for Gone With The Wind. Below are some behind-the-scenes pictures of the film, which I'd definitely recommend to those who haven't seen it.
|Vivien Leigh as Blanche wardrobe test.|
|Mending Blanche's costume.|
|Leigh, Brando and costar Kim Hunter, who portrayed Blanche's sister and Stanley's wife, Stella.|
|Kim Hunter, Vivien Leigh and directer Elia Kazan.|
|Kazan, Brando and Leigh.|
|Brando and Leigh in-between filming.|
|Brando, Leigh and Kazan sipping something.|
|Kazan directing a scene between Leigh and Hunter.|
An interesting side-note to end with: Marlon Brando was a method actor, which often made it difficult for others to get-along with him on set, particularly Vivien Leigh, who was classically trained. However, Elia Kazan encouraged this kind of clashing, since it only made their onscreen chemistry even more real and volatile.
According to Leigh, filming Streetcar had “tipped [her] over into madness.”