VIVIEN LEIGH - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 12/16 - HFSID 190500
VIVIEN LEIGH Leigh handwrote and signed this letter to "Darling Arnold & Anna", thanking them for throwing a party for her. Autograph letter signed "Vivien" in blue ink. 1 page, 5¼x8¼, on stationery from the Hotel Dorset in New York City. Dated Dec. 16.
Sale Price $1,360.00
Leigh handwrote and signed this letter to "Darling Arnold & Anna", thanking them for throwing a party for her.
Autograph letter signed "Vivien" in blue ink. 1 page, 5¼x8¼, on stationery from the Hotel Dorset in New York City. Dated Dec. 16. Addressed to "Darling Arnold & Anna". In full: "Darling Arnold & Anna, How adorable of you to give me such a lovely party - I could not have enjoyed it more - I send you my most [illegible] thanks." Leigh (1913-1967, born Vivian Mary Hartley in Darjeeling, West Bengal, British India, now India) was a British stage and film actress. She 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. Leigh was an accomplished actress on the British stage as well. She appeared in London's Old Vic Theatre opposite Lawrence Olivier as Ophelia in Hamlet in the late 1930s; the two started an affair and were married in 1940, divorcing in 1960. She was only 53 when she succumbed to a severe bout of tuberculosis in 1967. Lightly creased. Folded once and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition.
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