Theatre programme dedication to Dorothy Holman

The image shows a signed copy of the theatre programme for the play Duel of Angels from 1958. Vivien Leigh appeared in the play as Paola at the Apollo Theatre alongside Claire Bloom. She reprised the role again in 1960 at the Helen Hayes Theatre in New York City and for the Old Vic Overseas Tour of Australia and New Zealand in 1961/2.

The signed programme testifies to the ongoing connection between the two women despite Vivien Leigh's separation from Dorothy Holman's brother, Leigh Holman, some 21 years prior. In her diaries and letters to Vivien Leigh, Dorothy Holman wrote of her admiration for the actress and her theatrical talent.
Subject Vivien Leigh
Source Topsham Museum
Date 1958-04-24
Format Photograph
Type Theatre history
Coverage 1950s