VIVIEN LEIGH - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 07/18/1960 - HFSID 190495
VIVIEN LEIGH Vivien Leigh types a letter of thanks to a friend for remembering her on opening night. Typed Letter signed: "With my love/Vivien", 1p, 7¼x10½. Hollywood, California, 1960 July 14. On letterhead from the Chateau Marmont to Mr. Arnold Weissberger.
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Vivien Leigh types a letter of thanks to a friend for remembering her on opening night.
Typed Letter signed: "With my love/Vivien", 1p, 7¼x10½. Hollywood, California, 1960 July 14. On letterhead from the Chateau Marmont to Mr. Arnold Weissberger. Begins: "Dearest Arnold-" In full: "How very sweet of you to think of me on the opening night. Thank you so very much. The play went wonderfully well and the reception at eh end was very exciting. I love being back here again and seeing some old friends." 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). Clark Gable was the obvious choice for Rhett Butler but, even after the filming of Gone With the Wind had begun, no one had been signed to play the part of Scarlett O'Hara. Leigh 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, who was married to British actor Laurence Olivier from 1940 until their divorce in 1960, was only 53 when she succumbed to a severe bout of tuberculosis in 1967. File holes at upper margin. Lightly creased at corners. Fold creases not at signature. Otherwise, fine condition.
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