Collection of material documenting the work of English actor and director Laurence Olivier (1907-1989). The material was gathered to produce the biography Laurence Olivier by John Cottrell, with Ronald Proyer carrying out the correspondence and interviews.
The collection was accumulated between 1972-1974 and includes notes, press cuttings correspondence and interviews with British and American actors and directors. Many of Olivier’s colleagues from the filming of Richard III (1955) provide contributions to the book including Esmond Knight, Bernad Hepton and Douglas Wilmer. Co-stars from Wuthering Heights (1939) also provide interviews and correspondence, including Merle Oberon.