Sotheby’s to auction The Vivien Leigh collection

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London, July 12 (IANS) Vivien Leighs beloved belongings will be part of an auction by Sothebys in London. The Hollywood actress was popularly known for her fiery performance as Scarlett OHara in the 1939-release “Gone with the Wind”.

The Vivien Leigh’s collection will comprise of paintings, jewellery, couture, books, furniture, and other items celebrating all aspects of the actress’s life.

“We hope people take as much pleasure from this collection as our grandparents, parents and families have done,” said Vivien Leigh’s family.

“This is our chance to discover the real, and unexpected, Vivien Leigh. We’re all guilty of confusing our favourite actresses with the heroines they portray, of blurring Vivien’s identity with that of Scarlett O’Hara… Her private collection does not disappoint,” said Harry Dalmeny, The Chairman of Sotheby’s UK.

“Fifty years on from her death, this sale opens the door into Vivien’s private world, allowing us a privileged and fascinating glimpse into a world that otherwise only her closest friends could ever have known,” he added.

In total, approximately 250 lots will be offered for sale at Sotheby’s in London on September 26.

–IANS

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