Lot 25
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Vivien Leigh

1,000 - 1,500 GBP
3,250 GBP
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  • Vivien Leigh
  • Appointment Diary
  • paper
Fortnum and Mason "Regent Diary" for 1953, with autograph entries for most days in pencil and blue ink, detailing her travel to Ceylon to film Elephant Walk and her subsequent nervous breakdown leading to her stay in hospital in Surrey from 20 March to 10 April, the gradual improvement of her health, recording trips to the theatre and cinema, social meetings with friends such as David Niven and Ralph Richardson, then preparations and performance in Rattigan's The Sleeping Prince alongside Olivier (opened in London on 5 November), with nine pages of names and telephone numbers, small 12mo (107 x 70mm), blue paper, brown morocco lettered in gilt on the upper cover ("Vivien"), hinges splitting