105 years ago, in the hill station of Darjeeling, West Bengal, Vivien Leigh came into the world. She’s been gone for over half a century but she continues to inspire people of all ages, from all walks of life. Many are drawn to her work, to her gripping life story, to her valiant battle with mental illness. Through cinematic revivals of classics like Gone With the Wind, and in large part thanks to the Internet, her memory lives on.
I’ve posted many tributes to Vivien here in the past. This year, in honour of her birthday, I’d like to share some previously unpublished photographs from the Kendra Bean Collection. Four are from Vivien’s personal snapshot albums. The other two are transparencies taken on the set of The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone. I hope you enjoy! How are you remembering Vivien today?
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