Vivien Leigh's 'Gone With the Wind' script up for auc­tion

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

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 yes­ter­day 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. Sotheby's UK chair­man Harry Dal­meny said the col­lec­tion of­fers a glimpse at the pri­vate Leigh, "a fine art col­lec­tor, pa­tron, even a book­worm." Leigh died in 1967, and her only child, Suzanne Far­ring­ton, died in 2015. The col­lec­tion is be­ing sold by Leigh's grand­chil­dren. In 2013 the grand­chil­dren sold her archive in­clud­ing cor­re­spon­dence, pho­tos and awards, to Lon­don's Vic­to­ria & Al­bert Mu­seum for an undis­closed sum. — AP

In this 1939 file photo, Clark Gable0 as Rhett But­ler and Vivien Leigh as Scar­lett O’Hara stars in the 1939 clas­sic, ‘Gone With the Wind’.

This May 1958 file photo shows stage and screen ac­tress Vivien Leigh. —AP Pho­tos

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