VIVIEN LEIGH - MAGAZINE PAGE SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: LAURENCE OLIVIER - HFSID 55313
Sale Price $315.00
VIVIEN LEIGH and LAURENCE OLIVIER
English playbill ad for Ovaltine, with a b/w photo of Yvonne de Carlo, signed by Olivier and Leigh. Olivier and Leigh were married from 1940 to 1960.
Playbill page signed: "L Olivier" by Olivier and "Vivien Leigh" by Leigh, 5¾x8½. Page from an unknown English playbill, with a full-page b/w ad for Ovaltine featuring Yvonne de Carlo. Olivier and Leigh were married to each other in 1940; they were both each other's second spouses. The two divorced in 1960. OLIVIER (1907-1989, born in Dorking, Surrey, England) was a British stage and film actor. He got his start on the English stage, with successes in Shakespearean roles at London's Old Vic and elsewhere. Olivier was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actor in Wuthering Heights (1939), Henry V (1946), Richard III (1956), The Entertainer (1960), Sleuth (1972) and The Boys from Brazil (1978), for Best Supporting Actor in Marathon Man (1976) and for Best Director for Hamlet, for which he also won the 1948 Best Actor Oscar. He was knighted in 1947 and made a life peer in 1970 as Baron Olivier, the first actor to receive a life peerage. 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 toned, soiled and creased. Signatures are faint but legible. Page has been neatly torn from playbill on right. Otherwise in fine condition.
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