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VIVIEN LEIGH - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 3/16 - HFSID 190496

VIVIEN LEIGH Leigh handwrote and signed this letter, on stationery from the Hotel Navarro in New York City, to "Dearest Arnold" to thank him for the welcome basket he gave her. Autograph letter signed "Vivien". With pencil notation in unknown hand near signature on page 2. 2 pages, 7x10¼, 1 sheet, front and verso.

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Condition: lightly creased, otherwise fine condition
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VIVIEN LEIGH
Leigh handwrote and signed this letter, on stationery from the Hotel Navarro in New York City, to "Dearest Arnold" to thank him for the welcome basket he gave her.
Autograph letter signed "Vivien". With pencil notation in unknown hand near signature on page 2. 2 pages, 7x10¼, 1 sheet, front and verso. Dated March 16. Addressed to "Dearest Arnold". In full: "I cannot thank you enough for the flowers & lovely welcoming things you have greeted me with - The flowers are charming & all the goodies delicious - Thank you very much for your treats sweetness & thoughtfulness - I look forward so very much to seeing you on 26 th. With love to you & Anne.". 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. Two lightly-torn binder holes at top edge. Folded twice and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition.

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