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    Vivien Leigh Letter from 1939 with Fabulous Content. Vivien Leigh and Jeanne De Casalis were longtime intimate friends, and this handwritten letter to "My darling Jennie," date November 24 (of 1939) and written from her home in Beverly Hills, finds Vivien presenting her fascinating private emotions about, among many things, Gone With the Wind ("..the preview here, or rather in Atlanta, is December 14....Everyone seems very pleased with it...Why the hell it shouldn't be good...after all 4 million dollars is no spit over the cliff..."). Vivien relates her unhappiness over Waterloo Bridge, which she's then currently filming at MGM ("..a beastly little opus, positively unpatriotic in its dreariness -- however, have absolutely no say in he matter, so there it is"), writes how happy she was that "Larry" was with her in Hollywood during the shooting of GWTW, and asks for Jeanne's honest opinion as to whether she and Olivier should return to wartime England. Leigh, signed the four-page, double-sided letter "Larry and Vivien," provided her home address (606 N. Camden Drive), and addressed the included envelope -- on which she has written "Air Mail to New York via Atlantic Clipper" and added two handsome $.30 postage stamps. In Excellent condition. Vivien Leigh material in any form is highly prized by collectors, and this charmingly-written letter captures the magic of a beloved star who was then on the eve of world acclaim for her unforgettable Scarlett O'Hara.

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