Oscar Berger was a famous cartoon artist and writer. While promoting one of his books, My Victims, a book explaining the art of drawing caricatures, he dropped by backstage to visit with the Oliviers. And, of course, to draw their caricatures. Do you think they were victims?
Possibly anticipating the result, Sir Laurence Olivier looks rather pensive as he gave this sitting. What would this artist see in him?
The caricature of Sir Laurence, which shows that he had every justification for looking pensive!
Still wearing stage makeup, Vivien poses backstage.
Full use of Vivien’s pointed chin and upturned nose make for this piquant study.