Vivien Leigh – Born on 5 November 1913

Posted on November 4th, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

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

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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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