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Tennessee Williams
A COLLECTION OF PLAYS, COMPRISING:
LOT SOLD. 1,500 GBP
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Tennessee Williams
A COLLECTION OF PLAYS, COMPRISING:
LOT SOLD. 1,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Vivien: The Vivien Leigh Collection

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Tennessee Williams
A COLLECTION OF PLAYS, COMPRISING:
i) 27 Wagons Full of Cotton, and other one-act plays. London: John Lehmann, 1949, 8vo, FIRST UK EDITION, title printed in blue and black, original red cloth, black spine label; ii) 27 Wagons Full of Cotton, and other one-act plays. Norfolk, Connecticut: New Directions, [n.d.], 8vo, second edition (with an introduction by the author), original black cloth over yellow cloth boards, dust-jacket, some light soiling to spine, dust-jacket worn at edgesiii) A Streetcar Named Desire. London: John Lehmann, 1949, 8vo, FIRST UK EDITION, title printed in red and black, original green cloth, black spine label, dust-jacket, a few tears to edges of the dust-jacket, particularly close to the lower edge of the upper panel near the spine, small loss to lower edge of lower paneliv) Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. London: Secker and Warburg, 1956, 8vo, FIRST UK EDITION, photographic frontispiece, original blue cloth, dust-jacket, some spotting and soiling to endpapers, title page, and foreedge of text block, dust-jacket with some water damage to lower edge (4)
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Catalogue Note

Alan Dent (see lot 187) wrote to Williams after Vivien's death, asking for his recollections of her. Williams replied, "There may have been, in time, as beautiful a lady, but if there was, I never encountered her.

"I would say that, as a general thing, actors do not like playwrights, but for some reason, God knows why, Vivien seemed to understand me and like me. Could it be that she realised I lived with the same nervous torment? Or was it that she knew I was enchanted by her? [...] I would always - will always - feel that she was a magical sort of person" (quoted in Dent, Vivien Leigh: A Bouquet (1969), pp.106-107). 

Vivien: The Vivien Leigh Collection

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London