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Vivien Leigh

Actress and Icon

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Manchester University Press, Manchester, United Kingdom
Published: 15th Nov 2017
Dimensions: w 170mm h 240mm
ISBN-10: 1526125080
ISBN-13: 9781526125088
Barcode No: 9781526125088
This edited volume provides new readings of the life and career of iconic actress Vivien Leigh (1913-67). Written by experts in theatre and film studies and curators from the Victoria and Albert Museum, it uses newly accessible family archives to explore the intensely complex relationship between Leigh's approach to the craft of acting for stage and screen and how she shaped, developed and projected her public persona as one of the most talked about and photographed actresses of her era. Featuring key contributors from the UK, France and the US, the chapters range from analyses of Leigh's work on stage and screen to her collaborations with designers and photographers, an analysis of her fan base, her interior designs and the 'public ownership' of Leigh's celebrity status during her lifetime and beyond. -- .

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