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Vivien Leigh – Born on 5 November 1913

Vivien Leigh, star of classic movies such as ‘Gone With the Wind’, ‘Waterloo Bridge’ and ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’, was born in Darjeeling, Bengal Presidency, on 5 November 1913.

To celebrate the centenary of her birth, here are two photographs of ‘Scarlett O’Hara’, an advert for ‘Gone With the Wind’ and a review of her most famous film when it was first shown in the UK.

historical newspaper report about Vivien Leigh

Aberdeen Journal – Tuesday 17 September 1940

Image © D.C.Thomson & Co. Ltd. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000578/19400917/042/0003

historical newspaper report about Vivien Leigh

Aberdeen Journal – Friday 30 August 1940

Image © D.C.Thomson & Co. Ltd. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000578/19400830/120/0006

historical newspaper report about Vivien Leigh

Derby Evening Telegraph – 27 October 1942

Image © Northcliffe Media Limited. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000521/19421027/019/0002

historical newspaper report about Vivien Leigh

The Courier and Advertiser – Saturday 21 March 1953

Image © D.C.Thomson & Co. Ltd. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000564/19530321/081/0005

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