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Vivian Leigh ☉ [PDF / Epub] ☆ Vivian Leigh By Hugo Vickers ❤ – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk Vivien Leigh won international acclaim at the age of twenty six when she crossed the Atlantic and walked off with the coveted part of Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind under the noses of some of H Vivien Leigh won international acclaim at the age of twenty six when she crossed the Atlantic and walked off with the coveted part of Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind under the noses of some of Hollywood's most famous stars For this part alone she has earned a lasting place in film history She was hardly ever in a bad film or a bad play and she tried a wide range of parts scoring notable triumphs in A Streetcar Named Desire as a convincing Lady Macbeth and as Sabina in The Skin of our TeethThere have been many biographies of Vivien Leigh invariably Hollywood filmographies most of which have been inaccurate and incomplete Hugo Vickers approached his subject as a human being according her the same detailed research that the readers of his Cecil Beaton and Gladys Duchess of Marlborough have come to expect of him He examined the previously uncharted story of Vivien Leigh's antecedents making surprising new discoveries He was able to bring Vivien's parents to life as real people with the help of a great number of family documents letters and diaries made available by Vivien's daughter for the first time These give the first clear account of the atmosphere in which Vivien was raisedHe traced the progress of her relationship with Leigh Holman from their first meeting through the period of their engagement marriage and divorce and showed how they formed an important lasting friendship helped by the complete set of letters Vivien wrote to him between and He made extensive use of the Oswald Frewen diaries an essential source not only on that marriage but on Vivien's elopement with Laurence Olivier and their subseuent adventuresHugo Vickers also examined Vivien's film and stage career writing of her as a person and not as the 'property' of a film company or a name on a contract He examined her films and drawing on a great number of interviews with famous figures of the stage he recreated her part in the life of English theatre in the s and s An important feature of the book is of course her love for Laurence Olivier and their twenty year marriage so much of it made difficult by recurring bouts of tuberculosis and manic depression Hugo Vickers drawing on many hours of conversation with her devoted friend the actor John Merivale explained how Vivien re established her life after the divorceVivien Leigh emerges as a real and intelligent person than in previous accounts a spirited and courageous actress brought down by ill health.

  • Hardcover
  • Vivian Leigh
  • Hugo Vickers
  • English
  • 21 April 2016
  • 9780517053348

About the Author: Hugo Vickers

Hugo Vickers is a writer and broadcaster who has written biographies of many twentieth century figures including the ueen Mother Gladys Duchess of Marlborough Cecil Beaton Vivien Leigh a study of Greta Garbo Alice Princess Andrew of Greece and his book The Private World of The Duke and Duchess of Windsor was illustrated with pictures from their own collection Mr Vickers’s book The Ki.

10 thoughts on “Vivian Leigh

  1. Kirsten (lush.lit.life) Kirsten (lush.lit.life) says:

    Why Dagny's middle name is VivienI read this back in 1999It was interesting to learn about her She really wasn't that great a person what? Her two stand out ualities were her beauty and her manic depression But what a dynamoComes off as a bit cold and she must have been exhausting to live with thus answering the eternal uestion why did Olivier leave her for Joan PlowrightBit of a crappy mom but mesmerizing on screen see That Hamilton Woman Just the kind of complexity you'd expect from her combination of looks and mental health issues I suppose Amazing what character flaws we'll as a culture I will as a personforgive someone for because they're just freaking beautiful

  2. Nicci Nicci says:

    Great book about vivien leigh I love Gone with the Wind its one of my favourite films Her life is so interesting and interesting to know she did not get along well with leslie howard who played ashley Her battle with bipolar disorder is briefly recorded although not in much detail Worth a read Alexandra walker's biography about her is also very good and readily available than this book

  3. Kimberly A Kimberly A says:

    I didn't know much about Vivien Leigh until I read this book Its full of snippets from letters written to Vivien and by Vivien as well as interrviews and reviews about her films it covers from her childhood her first marriage to her epic love affair with Olivier to her death Its overwelming at times but if you are a true Vivien fan it is a must read

  4. Sally Sally says:

    I totally own the other edition of this but I love this cover image SO much What a goddess

  5. Andrew Andrew says:

    An in depth biography of perhaps my country's greatest actress who appeared on stage than on screen Triumphant and tragic her most difficult part was that of her own life enduring a long struggle against mental illness and tuberculosis which eventually claimed her

  6. Kirsten (lush.lit.life) Kirsten (lush.lit.life) says:

    Why Dagny's middle name is Vivian

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  8. Angelina Angelina says:

    One of the best biographies available on Vivien filled with correspondences which are invaluable to our better understanding of her

  9. Julie Julie says:

    Spectacular and in depth Vickers goes into uite a bit of detail about her relationships movies and upbringing

  10. Kayla Kayla says:

    The finest full length biography written about this fascinating and legendary actress

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