Just to say the name Vivien Leigh invokes two quick images to anyone familiar with motion pictures--Scarlett O'Hara and Blanche DuBois. Yet, Vivien Leigh did not want to be remembered wholly for her screen performances in Gone with the Wind and A Streetcar Named Desire.
This book is comprised of a biography describing Leigh's life, work, and travels. A chronology contains the important events and dates in her life and the people who were part of it. The stage appearances list cast and crew credits as well as the theater's in which a play was presented and the dates. The filmography, like the stage appearances, provides cast and crew credits and synopses. Molt lists the radio and television appearances, as well as the awards and nominations. Annotated discography and annotated bibliography follow. Assembled separately, posthumous tributes are the firsthand words and memories obtained by the author from those who knew Leigh or are knowledgeable about her. An index completes this excellent addition to Greenwood's Bio-Bibliography in the Performing Arts series.