Vivien Leigh’s ‘Gone With the Wind’ script up for auc­tion

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

LON­DON — Vivien Leigh’s copy of the “Gone With the Wind’’ script is go­ing up for auc­tion along­side dozens of items from the late star’s per­sonal col­lec­tion. Sotheby’s said Tues­day it will of­fer paint­ings, jew­elry, clothes, books and more be­long­ing to Leigh at a Sept. 26 auc­tion in Lon­don. Leigh won an Acad­emy Award for play­ing Scar­lett O’Hara in the 1939 epic “Gone With the Wind.’’ The sale in­cludes Leigh’s copy of the orig­i­nal novel, in­scribed with a poem from au­thor Mar­garet Mitchell, which car­ries an es­ti­mated price tag of 5,000 pounds to 7,000 pounds ($6,500 to $9,000). The script, pre­sented to Leigh by her co-stars, has an es­ti­mate of 2,500 pounds to 3,500 pounds.

Also on of­fer is the wig Leigh wore to play Blanche DuBois in “A Street­car Named De­sire,’’ es­ti­mated at 400 pounds to 600 pounds.

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