Through both an in-depth narrative and a stunning array of photos, Vivien Leigh: An Intimate Portrait presents the personal story of one of the most celebrated women of the twentieth century, an engrossing tale of success, struggles, and triumphs. It chronicles Leigh’s journey from her birth in India to prominence in British film, winning the most-coveted role in Hollywood history, her celebrated love affair with Laurence Olivier, through to her untimely death at age fifty-three in 1967.
Kendra Bean and Susan Mizruchi (author of Brando's Smile) introduce Elia Kazan's 1951 classic A Streetcar Named Desire at Grauman's Egyptian, Hollywood Blvd, on July 16. Screening preceded by a book signing.
V&A curator Keith Lodwick discusses the recent acquisition of the Vivien Leigh Archives. Followed by discussion with BFI senior curator Nathalie Morris and author Kendra Bean.
Vivien Leigh: An Intimate Portrait will be featured as the Turner Classic Movies Book Corner Selection for October 2013!