Aug 08, 2020
Vivien Leigh: A Biography
Posted by Michelangelo Capua

Scarlett O Hara was not beautiful, but men seldom realized it when caught by her charm Margaret Mitchell opened Gone with the Wind with this description of Scarlett O Hara, but her words can hardly be applied to Vivien Leigh, the British actress who gave an unforgettable performance as the Southern belle Leigh possessed a beauty that men seldom failed to recognize and a Scarlett O Hara was not beautiful, but men seldom realized it when caught by her charm Margaret Mitchell opened Gone with the Wind with this description of Scarlett O Hara, but her words can hardly be applied to Vivien Leigh, the British actress who gave an unforgettable performance as the Southern belle Leigh possessed a beauty that men seldom failed to recognize and a charm that caught many, but her life was far from being all beauty and charm This biography of the beautiful and tortured actress, from her birth and childhood in exotic India to her premature death in 1967, gives special attention to her development and career as a stage and film actress which culminated in one Tony award and two Oscars Her ambitious personality and her manic depressive illness, including the sexual compulsion that haunted her life, her romantic and tragic marriage to Laurence Olivier, and her performances in, for instance, Gone with the Wind and A Streetcar Named Desire, are all detailed.

  • Title: Vivien Leigh: A Biography
  • Author: Michelangelo Capua
  • ISBN: 9780786414970
  • Page: 463
  • Format: Paperback
  • Vivien Leigh A Biography Scarlett O Hara was not beautiful but men seldom realized it when caught by her charm Margaret Mitchell opened Gone with the Wind with this description of Scarlett O Hara but her words can hardly be

    Mimi

    I first heard about Vivien Leigh many years ago and wanted to know about her.This biography, though shorter than I expected was not bad I found the actress s life very sad because of the way mental illness affected it Her marriage to Laurence Olivier came to an end because of it.Though, it was sad I did learn a lot about the actress Would I recommend Probably not, I think there are better biographies about her out there 3.5 5


    Nicci

    Gone withe wind is my all time favourite film and I have read other books about Vivien Leigh This is just as good as others out there You wont learn anything new in this biograph and not much is given away about her mental health issues and how they effected her specifically but this is recorded in Laurence Olivier s biography.


    Victoria Shepherd

    This biography lacks the beauty and poetry of other biographies due to its coldness to its subject and its abrupt end However, the clinical tone paints the most heartwrenching portrait of Ms Leigh s madness.


    Lisbet

    Rather like the version of a VL biography, short and to the point This book was very fact oriented, but didn t leave you with the feeling that you understood Ms Leigh as a person, any better than before you began the book.


    Karen (A Simple Cup of Tea)

    Even though the ending was too abrupt to my taste I did enjoy the structure of the chapters The many grammatical errors however drove me half mad Surely there are better and better edited biographies of Vivien Leigh out there.


    Kimberley Baker

    Hated this book Should have known better than to buy a 180 page biography It s Carole Lombard, not Carol Lombard and the unidentified person in the photo on page 67 is Victor Fleming, one of the directors of Gone With The Wind Just a couple examples of the many errors in this book.


    Laura

    Didn t like it at all I have read several bios on Vivien Leigh and this was the worst It seemed as though the author didn t even care for her as a person.


    Emily

    Very informative and lots of pictures detail Leigh s life I m obsessed with Vivien Leigh and this book helped me get to know what kind of person she was in and out of the movie world.



    • [MOBI] Ì Vivien Leigh: A Biography | BY Ò Michelangelo Capua
      463 Michelangelo Capua
    • thumbnail Title: [MOBI] Ì Vivien Leigh: A Biography | BY Ò Michelangelo Capua
      Posted by:Michelangelo Capua
      Published :2020-05-22T17:10:41+00:00