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A Look Back at Celebrated Disneyland Resort Guests: Vivien Leigh and John Gielgud – 1964

George Savvas

by , Public Relations Director, Disneyland Resort

One hundred years ago tomorrow, legendary actress Vivien Leigh was born. Today we look back at her visit to Disneyland park with longtime friend, and fellow Academy Award-winning actor, John Gielgud.

We located two rarely seen photographs of this visit from the summer of 1964.


The first is aboard the Jungle Cruise and I can’t help but wonder about the reaction of these two masters of the stage to the, shall we say, “unique” humor, of this beloved attraction.


The second photo shows the two famous Brits exploring the wilderness of North America aboard the Mine Train through Nature’s Wonderland. They really seem to be having a great time, don’t they?

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  • I love these old photos. I’m a big fan of those two also!

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