Gone with The Wind star Vivien Leigh, who played the inimitable Scarlett O'Hara, will always hold a sweet spot in our hearts. Though she passed away in 1967 from tuberculosis, her legacy is timeless. Leigh's family is putting memorabilia from her life under the hammer at Sotheby's London this fall on September 26th.
The treasure trove will include Leigh’s very own copy of the novel, given to her by author Margaret Mitchell (it even has a handwritten poem from Mitchell!), a gold ring from Leigh's second husband Laurence Olivier engraved with the words "Laurence Olivier Vivien Eternally," and a red chalk drawing of the beautiful actress.
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Clothing and style lovers should also rejoice. Dresses, accessories, and jewelry from her private collection will also be up for grabs. One of the jaw-dropping standouts is a classic 1961 pink evening gown designed for Leigh by 1961 evening dress designed by Stiebel with stunning gold flourishes.
For entertainers, you may be excited to know that several handsome porcelain, silver and glassware items from Leigh and Olivier's personal entertaining collection will also be included in the auction. Bookworms, meanwhile, will be pleased to know that tomes from the duo's library will also be available.
Frankly, our dears, we're elated by this news!