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Vivien Leigh's Collection Unveiled in its Entirety for the First Time

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ITEMS ESTIMATED AT £1,000 AND UNDER
A watercolour by Roger Kemble Furse of Vivien Leigh Reading with Tissy, a black-and-white stray adopted by Vivien in the mid-1930s (est. £1,000-1,500)
A scrap album complied by Vivien’s mother, Gertrude Hartley, 1940s-1960s, containing numerous press clippings (est. £600-900)
The Notley Sofa-Daybed, made circa 1945 (est. £800-1,200)
Vivien’s writing bureau, mid-18th century, acquired from Asprey in 1949 (est. £600-900) and Vivien’s desk box, early 19th century (est. £400-600)
Vivien’s monogrammed luggage, all monogrammed V.L.O., and two black leather luggage labels with insert name cards printed ‘Lady Olivier’ (est. £800-1,200)
A cartoon of “Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh” by Vicky (Victor Weisz), published around 1949 to accompany Alan Dent’s review of The School for Scandal at the Old Vic (est. £600-800)

ITEMS ESTIMATED AT £3,000 AND UNDER
A collection of awards and certificates including Vivien’s certification of nomination for ‘Best Actress’ as Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire, from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (est. £1,500-2,000)
Album of photographic stills from Gone with the Wind, circa 1939 (est. £3,000-5,000)
Peonies by Sir Jacob Epstein, gouache and pencil on paper (est. £1,500-2,000), which features in a photograph of Vivien on the staircase at Durham Cottage in Chelsea, London, taken in 1949

ITEMS ESTIMATED AT £10,000 AND UNDER
The Notley Mirror, a superb 18th-century carved giltwood mirror (est. £10,000-15,000)
A document signed “Elizabeth R” commanding Sir Thomas Heneage to pay £133 6s. 8d., to her chief almoner Richard Fletcher, Bishop of Worcester, or his assistant John Dix, as Maundy money for distribution during Holy Week, 7 April 1593 (est. £9,000-12,000)
First edition of Ian Fleming’s Casino Royale, the first James Bond novel, 1953 (est. £7,000-9,000)
Laurence Olivier’s working copy of Hamlet for his acclaimed 1948 film, with his annotations and extensive edits throughout, included as part of a 38 (of 40) volume set of The Works of William Shakespeare, published in London, 1893-1895 (est. £5,000-7,000)
The ‘Prince of Wales’ model theatre, made circa 1840 and reputedly acquired by Olivier in 1945 (est. £5,000-7,000)

 

 


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