"A living set”: at home with Vivien Leigh

Price, Hollie (2017) "A living set”: at home with Vivien Leigh. In: Dorney, Kate and Gale, Maggie B (eds.) Vivien Leigh: Actress and Icon. Manchester University Press, Manchester. ISBN 9781526125088

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Media and Film
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Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2021 12:42
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2021 12:42
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/100587

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