Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier in Australia (1948)


Sir Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh smile at the waiting crowd as they step from the plane at Archerfield Aerodrome. They were enroute to Surfers Paradise. The Oliviers had flown from Hobart where they were touring with the Old Vic Company. (Information taken from the Courier Mail, 21 June 1948, p.1) via


During their arrival at Archerfield airport a young woman gave Sir Laurence two pineapples and said, ‘Here is your first gift from Queensland’ (Information from Courier Mail, Monday 21 June 1948, p.1) via


Sir Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh on the short holiday at the Gold Coast. Sir Laurence is elegantly dressed in a jacket, flannels and a open-necked shirt with a cravat. Lady Olivier is wearing sunray pleated skirt and a short-sleeved blouse. They are posing with a camera via