Laurence Olivier "Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol" 1970's LP Signed Autograph
Laurence Olivier as Narrator and Scrooge(Pepsi 1368)-"Charles Dickens Classic Story A Christmas Carol"-LP. This LP was a limited edition distributed by Pepsi-Cola.English actor Sir Laurence Olivier has been hailed as one of the 20th century's greatest classical actors and interpreters of William Shakespeare. Dark-eyed, strong-jawed and intense, Olivier rapidly became a stage star in London and New York during the early 1930s. By the end of the decade he had also become a glamorous Hollywood movie star, thanks to his performances in Wuthering Heights (1939), Pride and Prejudice (1940, as Fitzwilliam Darcy), Rebecca (1940, directed by Alfred Hitchcock) and That Hamilton Woman (1941). His love affair and then marriage to Gone With the Wind (1939) star Vivien Leigh only heightened his American celebrity, but he seemed more at home on the London stage. During World War II he served in the Royal Navy, but he's mainly remembered for directing, producing and starring in a screen version of Shakespeare's Henry V (1944), a triumph that earned him a special Oscar. His notable Shakespeare roles on screen include Hamlet (1948) and Richard III (1955), and in his later years he was in a rash of what have been described by film critic David Thomson as "lavishly paid cameos," including: The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976), A Bridge Too Far (1977), The Boys From Brazil (1978), A Little Romance (1979), Clash of the Titans (1981) and The Bounty (1984). During his career Olivier also served as co-director (with Ralph Richardson) of the Old Vic Theatre and as the director of the British National Theatre.The LP has been autographed on the front cover by Laurence Olivier.............CONDITION OF VINYL,COVER AND AUTOGRAPH IS VG.