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Author Strachan, Alan, author.

Title Dark star : a biography of Vivien Leigh / Alan Strachan.

Publication Info. London, England : I.B. Tauris, 2019.
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 Nichols Adult Biography  792.028092 LEI    AVAILABLE
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Description xxii, 354 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Note Alan Strachan provides a completely new full-life portrait of Leigh, covering both her professional and personal life. Using previously unseen sources from her archive, recently acquired by the V&A, he sheds new light on her fractious relationship with Laurence Olivier, based on their letters and diaries, as well as on the bipolar disorder which so affected her later life and work. Revealing new aspects of her early life as well as providing glimpses behind-the-scenes of the filming of Gone with the Wind and A Streetcar Named Desire, this book provides the essential and comprehensive life-story of one of the twentieth century's greatest actresses.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Vivien Leigh was perhaps the most iconic actress of the 20-century. As Scarlett O'Hara and Blanche Du Bois, she took on some of the most pivotal roles in cinema history. Yet she was also a talented theatre actress with West End and Broadway plaudits to her name. In this ground-breaking new biography, Alan Strachan provides a completely new full-life portrait of Leigh, covering both her professional and personal life. Using previously-unseen sources from her archive, recently acquired by the V&A, he sheds new light on her fractious relationship with Laurence Olivier, based on their letters and diaries, as well as on the bipolar disorder which so affected her later life and work. Revealing new aspects of her early life as well as providing glimpses behind-the-scenes of the filming of Gone with the Wind and A Streetcar Named Desire, this book provides the essential and comprehensive life-story of one of the twentieth century's greatest actresses."--Provided by publisher.
Subject Leigh, Vivien, 1913-1967.
Actresses -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Genre Biographies.
ISBN 9781788312080 (hardcover)
1788312082 (hardcover)
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