Norman Parkinson Archive

Starring Vivien Leigh: A Centenary Celebration

30 November 2013 to 20 July 2014, National Portrait Gallery, London


Starring Vivien Leigh: A Centenary Celebration

Vivien Leigh, photographed in 1935 shortly after her success in the 'Mask of Virtue'.

A rare 1935 portrait by Norman Parkinson will be on display as part of the National Portrait Gallery exhibition 'Starring Vivien Leigh: A Centenary Celebration'.

This centenary display coincides with the 75th anniversary of Gone With The Wind, for which Vivien Leigh was awarded her first Oscar, and celebrates a career which included a second Oscar for her role as Blanche Dubois in A Streetcar Named Desire.

Telling the story of the film and theatre career of the celebrated actress Vivien Leigh, and focusing on her Oscar-winning role in Gone With the Wind (1939), this display features over 50 portraits of Leigh including rare vintage photographs, magazine covers, vintage film stills and press books. 

Find out more here.