Upset over Cleopatra

An article written by Maud Miller in the popular British fan magazine Picturegoer on 16 February 1952. The piece is the final instalment of a three-part series on 'The Story of Vivien Leigh', spanning several issues of the magazine.

The article is subtitled: 'Arguments; clashes of personalities; switches in plans--all helped to make the film [Caesar and Cleopatra, 1952] an unhappy time for the star'. Continuing to profile Vivien Leigh's life and career, the article examines some of her major roles and successes on the screen and reflects on her attitude to her craft, her frustrations on set, and the appeal of the theatrical mode of rehearsal used by Elia Kazan during the adaptation of A Streetcar Named Desire.
Creator Maud Miller
Subject Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier
Source Bill Douglas Cinema Museum
Publisher Oldhams Press
Date 1952-12-16
Format Magazine
Type Press
Coverage 1930s-1950s