Vivien Leigh: Actress and icon

Vivien Leigh: Actress and icon

ISBN: 9781526125088
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Edition: 1
Publication Date: 2017-12-30
Number of pages: 256
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This edited volume provides new readings of the life and career of iconic actress Vivien Leigh (191367), written by experts from theatre and film studies and curators from the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. The collection uses newly accessible family archives to explore the intensely complex relationship between Vivien 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.

With key contributors from the UK, France and the US, chapters range from analyses of her 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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