By Kendra Bean,Claire Bloom

ISBN-10: 0762450991

ISBN-13: 9780762450992

Vivien Leigh's mystique was once a mix of superb attractiveness, glamour, romance, and actual expertise displayed in her Oscar-winning performances in Gone With the Wind and A Streetcar Named Desire. For greater than thirty years, her identify on my own offered out theaters and cinemas internationally, and she or he encouraged some of the maximum visionaries of her time: Laurence Olivier enjoyed her; Winston Churchill praised her; Christian Dior dressed her.
Through either an in-depth narrative and a beautiful array of photographs, Vivien Leigh: An Intimate Portrait provides the non-public tale of 1 of the main celebrated girls of the 20 th century, an engrossing story of luck, struggles, and triumphs. It chronicles Leigh's trip from her start in India to prominence in British movie, profitable the most-coveted position in Hollywood heritage, her celebrated love affair with Laurence Olivier, via to her premature loss of life at age fifty-three in 1967.
Author Kendra Bean is the 1st Vivien Leigh biographer to delve into the Laurence Olivier documents, the place a useful selection of own letters and files starting from interview transcripts to movie contracts to clinical documents shed new perception on Leigh's tale. Illustrated by means of thousands of infrequent and never-before-published photos, together with these by means of Leigh's “official” photographer, Angus McBean, Vivien Leigh: An Intimate Portrait is the 1st illustrated biography to heavily research the attention-grabbing, bothered, and infrequently misunderstood lifetime of Vivien Leigh: the girl, the actress, the legend.

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