At the famous Sotheby’s auction will go under the hammer stuff the winner of two Oscars, the gorgeous English actress, star of the film “gone with the wind” Vivien Leigh. It is a vast collection of unique things in lots of 250, which belonged to the Hollywood star. The cost of some instances reaches one hundred thousand pounds.
Auction house Sotheby’s announced that on 26 September in London will be bidding, which will feature personal belongings of Vivien Leigh. According to the press service of the auction, this rare collection all the time kept in the family circle of the actress. Now the descendants of Vivien decided to part with unique items legendary cousin. What was the reason to sell a collection is unknown. The Li family refused to comment.
The Vivien Leigh collection includes unique paintings, exclusive jewelry, fine dresses, old books, pieces of furniture of the early 20th century, porcelain, decorative objects and other personal belongings of the actress.
Representatives of Sotheby’s has unveiled some of the lots. Among his contemporaries there is a unique chance to buy a gold ring second husband Vivienne — Laurence Olivier, whom she considered the love of my life; wig Hollywood star, which she wore in the film “the Tram “Desire”; the script of the film “gone with the wind”; and also the very the same book, personally signed and presented to Vivien Leigh by the author Margaret Mitchell. The last two positions recognized by the expensive for the planned Sotheby’s auction.
As noted by the Chairman of the auction house Harry Dalmeny, the auction is timed to the 50th anniversary of the death of the great actress. He said that auction was the chance to open a real and unexpected Vivien Leigh.
Vivien Leigh has twice received the highest mark of American cinema “Oscar” for the role of the American beauties Scarlett O’hara in “Gone with the wind” and Blanche Dubois in “Streetcar named Desire. English actress, who is admired by millions, all life was suffering because of its extraordinary beauty. It seemed to her that its not taken seriously.
The star died in 1967 at the age of 53 years during another attack of tuberculosis. Body Vivien Leigh was cremated, and the ashes scattered over the pond near her home in County of East Sussex.