London, South Kensington
12 December 2001
George Cukor, Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier
A Christmas card signed and inscribed by Vivien Leigh beside the printed seasonal greetings message ..& all my fondest love my darling George - Vivien -- 2¼x3½in. (5.7x8.9cm.) in common mount with a corresponding envelope addressed in Leigh's hand to the Cukors in Los Angeles and a black and white machine-print head and shoulders portrait of Vivien Leigh -- 6 5/8x5 3/8in. (17x13¾cm.), overall measurements -- 11½x15½in. (29.2x39.4cm.) framed; and a typescript letter, signed from Laurence Olivier to George Cukor, 2nd February, 1970 on The National Theatre headed stationery, thanking Cukor for sending a telegram on a recent opening night and apologizing for his delay in responding explaining ...Things have been happening so thick and fast lately that after finishing my film [probably The Three Sisters] I just had to slip away for a few days rest... signing off Love, as always... 1p. in common mount with a black and white portrait photograph of Olivier -- 7x5in. (17.8x12.7cm.), overall measurements -- 12¼x20in. (31.2x50.8cm.) framed (2)
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Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier first became friends with director George Cukor when Leigh worked with him on the most successful role of her career as Scarlett O'Hara in the 1939 MGM/Selznick classic Gone With The Wind.
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