The Story of Vivien Leigh, Part 1

An article in the popular British fan magazine Picturegoer. This is the first in a series of three articles telling 'the Story of Vivien Leigh' written by Maud Miller.

The article features a range of promotional stills from Vivien Leigh's famous roles to date (the piece was published in 1952), including her early British roles in Dark Journey and St. Martin's Lane, her iconic role as Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind, and 'Her first postwar-made film, Anna Karenina.' The article promises to present 'the lifeline of the star of "Streetcar," the actress who's made only two postwar films yet is still a world name.'

Maid Miller frames the article from her personal perspective as someone who knows Vivien Leigh, beginning by citing a dairy entry documenting having met her on location in 1934. Throughout, the article emphasises the magnitude of Vivien Leigh's stardom despite her relatively scant film performances.
Creator Maud Miller
Subject Vivien Leigh
Source Bill Douglas Cinema Museum
Publisher Odhams Press
Date 1952-02-02
Format Magazine
Type Press
Coverage 1920s-1930s