Hollywood icon and incandescent megastar of one of the most liked movies of all time, Vivien Leigh (1913-1967) captured hearts and minds together with her fiery, luminous performance as Scarlett O’Hara in long gone with the Wind in 1939. Her legendary repute inside the pantheon of all-time greats was assured when she secured what possibly stays to this present day the most coveted function in cinema records. Our notion of such legends is frequently imperceptibly entwined with the myths they arrive to embody. This September, fifty years after her demise, a spotlight will reveal the inner character few humans surely knew, in impact Vivien’s non-public life, while Sotheby’s London brings to public sale The Vivien Leigh series.
Handed down via Vivien’s circle of relatives, the collection accommodates artwork, jewelry, couture, books, furnishings, porcelain, objects artwork and similarly objects celebrating all elements of her existence, from the pre-conflict years in London to Hollywood and beyond, up to her death in 1967. Myriad pieces drawn from the metropolis and us of houses Vivien shared together with her husband Laurence Oliver will supply a new attitude on Vivien, from her appreciation of artwork and patronage of modern British artists to her ardor for books and fondness for unique and interior layout.
Vivien Leigh’s own family commented: “We hope human beings take a whole lot delight from this series as our grandparents, mother and father and families have achieved.”