Starring Vivien Leigh: A Centenary Celebration at the National Portrait Gallery Free

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Vivienne Leigh and Laurence Olivier by Larry Burrows

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The life and career of Vivien Leigh, one of the most important British actresses of all time, is celebrated at the National Portrait Gallery.

Marking the centenary of her birth, the stunning new exhibition features a wealth of images from her glittering career, including shots that have never been displayed in public or published before. 

A highlight of the celebration is a shot taken in May 1949 by photojournalist Larry Burrows. It features Leigh and her husband Laurence Olivier at the height of their powers attending a theatrical garden party, shortly after Leigh had received critical acclaim for her performance in The Skin of Our Teeth. 

With a particular focus on Leigh’s role in Gone With the Wind, the extensive exhibition features over 50 glamorous and compelling portraits. Essential viewing for fans of classic Hollywood.

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