In March of 1946 Eileen Darby embarked on a photo assignment to cover several productions taking place at the well known Shakespearean theatre The Old Vic in London. The images notably include Sir Laurence Olivier in Oedipus, as well as productions of Henry IV and The Critic. The images were combined into a photo story for LIFE magazine, including the cover page featuring Margaret Leighton, which was published May 6th, 1946.
Peggy Ann Garner was a childhood star of the late 1930's and 1940's, best known for her screen performances in Jane Eyre (1944) and A Tree Grows In Brooklyn (1945). In this series of images Eileen Darby captures the young Canton, Ohio star having a fun day at Coney Island in New York.