The Vivien Leigh Collection

 

VIVIEN: THE VIVIEN LEIGH COLLECTION

Hollywood icon and incandescent star of one of the most beloved films of all time, Vivien Leigh (1913-1967)

captured hearts and minds with her fiery, luminous performance as Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind in 1939.

Her legendary status in the pantheon of all-time greats was assured when she secured what perhaps remains to

this day the most coveted role in cinema history. Our perception of such legends is often

imperceptibly entwined with the myths they come to embody.

The Vivien Leigh Collection

This September, a spotlight will reveal Vivien’s private side when Sotheby’s London brings to

auction ‘The Vivien Leigh Collection’. Passed down through Vivien’s family, the collection comprises

paintings,  jewellery, couture, books from her private library, Hollywood memorabilia, furniture, objets d’art

and further items celebrating all aspects of her life, from the pre-war years in London, to  Hollywood  and beyond,

up to her death in 1967. Myriad pieces drawn from the city and country homes Vivien  shared with her husband

Laurence Olivier will give a new perspective on Vivien, from her appreciation of art and patronage of

Modern British artists, to her passion for books and fondness for entertaining and interior design.

 

Contact David Macdonald, Director, Senior Specialist, English & Continental Furniture: david.macdonald@sothebys.com

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