Vivien Leigh

  • Filename: vivien-leigh.
  • ISBN: 9781589797864
  • Release Date: 2013-04-16
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Anne Edwards
  • Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing



This is the story of the actress who became a Hollywood legend by winning the coveted role of Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind, and whose circle included both theatrical and political celebrities, from Winston Churchill to Noel Coward, John Gielgud, and Marlon Brando. But behind the dazzling exterior lay the sinister shadow of another Vivien Leigh—a shadow which pursued her throughout her aristocratic upbringing, her frustrating first marriage, her tempestuous romance with Laurence Olivier, and her meteoric rise to stardom. As The New York Times wrote of the hardcover edition, “To read her story is to be inspired with pity and terror.”

Vivien Leigh

  • Filename: vivien-leigh.
  • ISBN: 0786480343
  • Release Date: 2003-05-06
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Michelangelo Capua
  • Publisher: McFarland



"Scarlett O'Hara was not beautiful, but men seldom realized it when caught by her charm" Margaret Mitchell opened Gone with the Wind with this description of Scarlett O'Hara, but her words can hardly be applied to Vivien Leigh, the British actress who gave an unforgettable performance as the Southern belle. Leigh possessed a beauty that men seldom failed to recognize and a charm that caught many, but her life was far from being all beauty and charm. This biography of the beautiful and tortured actress, from her birth and childhood in exotic India to her premature death in 1967, gives special attention to her development and career as a stage and film actress (which culminated in one Tony award and two Oscars). Her ambitious personality and her manic-depressive illness, including the sexual compulsion that haunted her life, her romantic and tragic marriage to Laurence Olivier, and her performances in, for instance, Gone with the Wind and A Streetcar Named Desire, are all detailed.

Vivien Leigh

  • Filename: vivien-leigh.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015014277597
  • Release Date: 1988
  • Number of pages: 411
  • Author: Hugo Vickers
  • Publisher: Hamish Hamilton Ltd



Vivien Leigh

  • Filename: vivien-leigh.
  • ISBN: UOM:49015000877085
  • Release Date: 1977-06-01
  • Number of pages: 319
  • Author: Anne Edwards
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster



The actress's complex personality, love affair with Olivier, rise to stardom, glamorous social life, and tragic death are brought into clear focus in this detailed portrait

Vivien Leigh

  • Filename: vivien-leigh.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015029285106
  • Release Date: 1992
  • Number of pages: 303
  • Author: Cynthia Marylee Molt
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group



A comprehensive reference of the life, work and accomplishments of a great lady of film and stage.

Full Service

  • Filename: full-service.
  • ISBN: 9780802120076
  • Release Date: 2012
  • Number of pages: 286
  • Author: Scotty Bowers
  • Publisher: Grove Press



A World War II veteran and Hollywood gas-station attendant describes how his good looks and open bisexuality culminated in liaisons with numerous celebrities from Spencer Tracy and Vivien Leigh to Cary Grant and the abdicated Edward VIII, describing how the lifestyle he embraced was part of a growing movement that contributed to the sexual revolution.

Olivier

  • Filename: olivier.
  • ISBN: 0747577986
  • Release Date: 2005
  • Number of pages: 607
  • Author: Terry Coleman
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing



Written with uncensored access to Olivier's personal papers, love letters and diaries, a landmark biography of the greatest actor of the twentieth century

Yul Brynner

  • Filename: yul-brynner.
  • ISBN: 0786480351
  • Release Date: 2006-05-11
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Author: Michelangelo Capua
  • Publisher: McFarland



"This biography takes readers through Brynner's formative years in Russia, France and China and describes his journey from sweeping stages in Parisian theaters to a versatile career in theater, television and film, reaching a stardom that began and endedwith the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The King and I"--Provided by publisher.

Confessions of an Actor

  • Filename: confessions-of-an-actor.
  • ISBN: 185797493X
  • Release Date: 1994-06-14
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Laurence Olivier
  • Publisher:



Memories of an astonishingly gifted artist. Lord Olivier tells of his brilliant career as actor, director, film-maker and producer; his role as husband and his many friendships._

Bring on the Empty Horses

  • Filename: bring-on-the-empty-horses.
  • ISBN: 0340839953
  • Release Date: 2006
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: David Niven
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton



Following The Moon's a Ballon, this title presents the second part of David Niven's autobiography. This book aims to be a reminder of a much-loved actor who epitomised, for many, the essential British gent, even when surrounded by the stars of Hollywood.

Vivien Leigh Paper Dolls in Full Color

  • Filename: vivien-leigh-paper-dolls-in-full-color.
  • ISBN: 9780486242071
  • Release Date: 1981
  • Number of pages: 32
  • Author: Tom Tierney
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation



Vivien Leigh: tough, tender, talented beautiful, irresistible, willful - a dynamic collection of contradictions with a face of angelic perfection. Like Garbo and Dietrich, she became a legend for her beauty in her own lifetime; like Davis and Crawford, she was a consummate actress. Born in Darjeeling, India (Nov. 5, 1913), she was christened Vivian Mary Hartley. After a leading role on the London stage in the 1930s, she was placed under contract by Alexander Korda and cast opposite the young Laurence Olivier in "Fire Over England" (1937). Three years later she became Mrs. Olivier and was awarded both the Best Actress Oscar and the New York Film Critics Award for her portrayal of Scarlett O'hara in "Gone With the Wind" (1939). Now, with Dover's newest paper-doll collection, you can recapture a part of shimmering magic that marked Miss Leigh's entire career. A Vivien Leigh figure and 28 costumes from a dozen films, all in full color on heavy stock, provide an incredibly life-like rendering of the enchanting actress. These authentic brilliantly colored, ready-to-cut costumes by noted fashion illustrator Tom Tierney recall Vivien in: "Sidewalks of LondonFire Over EnglandCeasar and CleopatraA Streetcar Named DesireThe Deep Blue SeaA Yank at OxfordGone with the WindThat Hamilton WomanAnna KareninaThe Roman Spring of Mrs. StoneShip of Fools"

A Bibliography of British History 1914 1989

  • Filename: a-bibliography-of-british-history-1914-1989.
  • ISBN: 0198224966
  • Release Date: 1996
  • Number of pages: 918
  • Author: Keith Robbins
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press



Containing over 25,000 entries, this unique volume will be absolutely indispensable for all those with an interest in Britain in the twentieth century. Accessibly arranged by theme, with helpful introductions to each chapter, a huge range of topics is covered. There is a comprehensiveindex.

Frankly My Dear

  • Filename: frankly-my-dear.
  • ISBN: 0865544875
  • Release Date: 1995
  • Number of pages: 186
  • Author: Herb Bridges
  • Publisher: Mercer University Press



Glimpses into the soul of a people and a nation.

Inside Shakespeare

  • Filename: inside-shakespeare.
  • ISBN: 1575910772
  • Release Date: 2006
  • Number of pages: 244
  • Author: Paul Menzer
  • Publisher: Susquehanna University Press



The recently built Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, VA, has renewed interest among Shakespeareans and theater historians alike in the playhouse to which Shakespeare's company moved late in his career. Inside Shakespeare: Essays on the Blackfriars Stage represents the first scholarly collection to address questions peculiar to the Blackfriars and indoor playing: Did the Blackfriars have its own repertory? What was the place of the Blackfriars in the urban economy? What qualities did the Blackfriars share with the long tradition of great-hall performances? Featuring essays by Andrew Gurr, Tiffany Stern, Stephen Booth, Roslyn Knutson, A. R. Braunmuller, Michael Shapiro, Alan Somerset, Virginia Mason Vaughn and others, the essays span a range of approaches from performative to historical to textual. Some focus quite specifically on the Blackfriars, while others use the theater as a springboard to related concerns. Culled from the first two Blackfriars Conferences in 2001 and 2003, all the essays help resituate the place of the Shakespearean stage.

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