THE VIVIEN LEIGH COLLECTION

In 2013, Vivien Leigh’s daughter sold Vivien’s  archive of correspondence ,photos and awards to London’s Victoria and Albert Museum.

Now, in 2017, Vivien’s grandsons are putting up for auction , 250  of Vivien’s  personal items .

These include a gold ring  given to Vivien by her husband Laurence Olivier. The ring is ingraved, ‘Laurence Olivier Vivien Eternally.’

Also up for sale is a copy of the book, GONE WITH THE WIND, given to Vivien by author Margaret Mitchell.

Vivien often had the book on set with her.

 

There is her GWTW script too.

 

And her wig as Blanche DuBois in A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, the film for which she won her second Oscar.

Plus paintings, books and furniture will be sold.

Leigh and Olivier were married for 1940 to 1960. She died in 1967, aged 53.

The Sotheby’s website has a short video , with some rare footage of Vivien.

 

With Laurence Olivier in LADY HAMILTON

 

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