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.


  • 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

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._

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.

Maria Callas

  • Filename: maria-callas.
  • ISBN: 0312310021
  • Release Date: 2003-02-27
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: Anne Edwards
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press

A candid and compelling portrait of the legendary opera diva describes Callas's youth in New York City, her struggle to transform herself into a glamorous star of international operatic theater, and her passionate love affair with Aristotle Onassis. Reprint.

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.

A to Z of American Women in the Performing Arts

  • Filename: a-to-z-of-american-women-in-the-performing-arts.
  • ISBN: 9781438107905
  • Release Date: 2002-01-01
  • Number of pages: 273
  • Author: Liz Sonneborn
  • Publisher: Infobase Publishing

Presents biographical profiles of 150 American women of achievement in the field of performing arts, including birth and death dates, major accomplishments, and historical influence.

Janet Leigh

  • Filename: janet-leigh.
  • ISBN: 9780786470228
  • Release Date: 2013-03-08
  • Number of pages: 260
  • Author: Michelangelo Capua
  • Publisher: McFarland

For the first decade of her career Leigh appeared as the stereotypical "nice girl." She was cast opposite some of the industry's biggest names including Robert Mitchum in Holiday Affair, Stewart Granger in Scaramouche, James Stewart in The Naked Spur, and Charlton Heston in Touch of Evil. Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho supplied her most memorable role: Marion Crane, who is murdered before the picture is half over. The part earned Leigh an Academy Award nomination. From 1951 to 1962, Leigh was married to favorite co-star Tony Curtis. They had two daughters, Kelly and Jamie Lee Curtis, both of whom followed in their parents' professional footsteps. This book reveals and reflects upon Janet Leigh's life and career and also extensively analyzes her films and television appearances.

Anatole Litvak

  • Filename: anatole-litvak.
  • ISBN: 9781476618708
  • Release Date: 2015-01-30
  • Number of pages: 220
  • Author: Michelangelo Capua
  • Publisher: McFarland

"During his 40-year career, director-producer Anatole Litvak (1902-1974) made films of all genres in Russia, Germany, England, France and the United States. His rootless background was cited by critics lamenting his lack of consistent style, but it also added to his mystique as a chameleon-like réalisateur"--

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