[Olivier, Laurence. (1907–1989) & Leigh, Vivian. (1913–1967)] Fairweather, Virginia.

"Olivier. An Informal Portrait," with Original Postcard Photographs

New York: Coward-McCann, Inc. . 1969. First American edition. 180 pp. Hardcover in jacket. Together with four original period postcard photographs of Olivier as Hamlet and Antony, Leigh as Cleopatra, and of the famous couple together as Caesar and Cleopatra (Shaw). Each 3.5 x 5.5 inches, all very fine. Minor tears and distressing to dustcover; overall fine.

Leigh won two Best Actress Academy Awards for playing "southern belles": Scarlett O'Hara in "Gone with the Wind" (1939) and Blanche DuBois in the film version of "A Streetcar Named Desire" (1951), a role she had also played on stage in London's West End. She was a prolific stage performer, frequently in collaboration with Olivier, generally recognized as one of the greatest actors of the 20th Century. (3861)

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