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From Saturday 8th November, visitors to the Laing Art Gallery will get the chance to view intimate photographic portraits and shots of screen siren Vivien Leigh. Centered around a rarely-seen photograph of Leigh with her husband Laurence Olivier at a garden party, the exhibition captures the career and life of one of Britain’s most celebrated actresses.

The photo of Leigh and Olivier was taken by photojournalist Larry Burrows in 1949, at the height of Leigh’s fame. Until last year, the photograph had never been seen outside of the Burrows family. Other images capture Leigh as Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With the Wind, performing in A Streetcar Named Desire with Marlon Brando and giving her first film performance in 1934’s Things Are Looking Up. Completed by film stills, pres books and magazine covers, the exhibition is sure to be enlightening for any fans of Leigh as well as those with a general interest in film history.

Starring Vivien Leigh runs from until Sunday 1st February at Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle.

 

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