Vivien Leigh : Actress and Icon, Paperback / softback Book

Vivien Leigh : Actress and Icon Paperback / softback

Edited by Kate Dorney, Maggie B. Gale


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. -- .


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 264 pages, 9 colour illustrations, 47 black & white illustrations
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Theatre studies
  • ISBN: 9781526125088



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