SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL PLAY CAST - PROGRAM SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: VIVIEN LEIGH, LAURENCE OLIVIER - HFSID 152564
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THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL PLAY CAST: VIVIEN LEIGH and LAURENCE OLIVIER
Vivien Leigh and Laurence Oliver sign the program for production of The School for Scandal.
Program signed: "Vivien Leigh" and "L Olivier". 8p, 5x7¼. Program for the production of The School for Scandal featuring The Old Vic Theatre Company at the New Theatre, London, by Richard Brinsley Sheridan, produced and directed by Laurence Olivier. With its spirited ridicule of affectation and pretentiousness, this play is considered by many to be the finest comedy of manners in the English language. VIVIEN LEIGH (1913-1967) won Academy Awards for Best Actress as Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With the Wind (1939) and as Blanche Dubois in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951). She came to America in November 1938. On December 21st, she had a screen test for the Scarlett O'Hara role and on December 25, 1938 she was told by producer George Cukor that she had secured the part. On January 26, 1939, she began filming Gone With The Wind. She was only 53 when she succumbed to a severe bout of tuberculosis in 1967. LAURENCE OLIVIER (1907-1989) was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actor in Wuthering Heights (1939), Henry V (1946), Richard III (1956), The Entertainer (1960), Sleuth (1972) and Boys from Brazil (1978), for Best Supporting Actor in Marathon Man (1976) and for Best Director in Hamlet, for which he won the 1948 Academy Award for Best Actor. Accomplished actors on the British stage as well, Olivier and Leigh were married from 1940 until divorcing in 1960. Lightly creased. Rippled at right edge. 1-inch separation at top left (all intact).
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