Vivien Leigh: A Biography [NOOK Book]

Overview

This is the story of the actress who became a Hollywood legend by winning the coveted role of Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind, and whose circle included both theatrical and political celebrities, from Winston Churchill to Noel Coward, John Gielgud, and Marlon Brando. But behind the dazzling exterior lay the sinister shadow of another Vivien Leigh—a shadow which pursued her throughout her aristocratic upbringing, her frustrating first marriage, her tempestuous romance with Laurence Olivier, and her meteoric ...
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Vivien Leigh: A Biography

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Overview

This is the story of the actress who became a Hollywood legend by winning the coveted role of Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind, and whose circle included both theatrical and political celebrities, from Winston Churchill to Noel Coward, John Gielgud, and Marlon Brando. But behind the dazzling exterior lay the sinister shadow of another Vivien Leigh—a shadow which pursued her throughout her aristocratic upbringing, her frustrating first marriage, her tempestuous romance with Laurence Olivier, and her meteoric rise to stardom. As The New York Times wrote of the hardcover edition, “To read her story is to be inspired with pity and terror.”
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Editorial Reviews

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If Vivien Leigh was captivating on the stage and on film, she's doubly so in this perceptive and moving portrait.
The New York Times Book Review
To read her story is to be inspired by pity and terror.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589797864
  • Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/16/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 66,433
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Anne Edwards is the author of several bestselling biographies of notable figures, including film stars Judy Garland and Katharine Hepburn, as well as Queen Mary and Gone with the Wind novelist Margaret Mitchell. A fastidious researcher and accomplished writer, Edwards received a Pulitzer prize nomination for her book Early Reagan: The Rise of an American Hero. Her memoir, Leaving Home (2012) is available from Scarecrow Press. She lives in Beverly Hills, California.
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  • Posted July 12, 2013

    A terrific read

    Heights of glory and valleys of sadness; a roller coaster read

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  • Posted February 6, 2010

    Vivien Leigh - Biography

    Riveting!

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