By Kendra Bean
Through either an in-depth narrative and a beautiful array of photographs, Vivien Leigh: An Intimate Portrait provides the private tale of 1 of the main celebrated girls of the 20th century, an engrossing story of good fortune, struggles, and triumphs. It chronicles Leigh’s trip from her beginning in India to prominence in British movie, profitable the most-coveted function in Hollywood background, her celebrated love affair with Laurence Olivier, via to her premature loss of life at age fifty-three in 1967.
Author Kendra Bean is the 1st Vivien Leigh biographer to delve into the Laurence Olivier information, the place a useful number of own letters and files starting from interview transcripts to movie contracts to clinical files shed new perception on Leigh’s tale. Illustrated through thousands of infrequent and never-before-published photos, together with these via Leigh’s “official” photographer, Angus McBean, Vivien Leigh: An Intimate Portrait is the 1st illustrated biography to heavily learn the attention-grabbing, stricken, and infrequently misunderstood lifetime of Vivien Leigh: the lady, the actress, the legend.
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