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September 1, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Hazel Warp, 93, who was Vivien Leigh's stunt double in "Gone With the Wind," died Tuesday at Livingston Memorial Hospital in Livingston, Mont. A cause of death was not released. Warp, who rode and trained horses, did the horseback riding scenes for Leigh in the 1939 movie. She also took a fall for Leigh, tumbling down the stairs of Tara in the famous scene near the end of the film when Scarlett O'Hara reaches out to slap Rhett Butler, loses her balance and falls. "I never will forget it," Warp said of her Hollywood work in a 2005 interview with the Bozeman (Mont.
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October 14, 2013 | By Susan King
British actress Vivien Leigh had that undefinable star quality. For 30 years, the exquisitely beautiful Leigh captivated film and theater audiences with her well-crafted, magnetic performances. In fact, Leigh won lead actress Oscars for creating two of the most indelible characters in screen history - the strong-willed, manipulative Southern belle Scarlett O'Hara in the beloved 1939 Civil War epic, "Gone With the Wind," and Tennessee Williams' fragile, faded Southern beauty Blanche DuBois in 1951's "A Streetcar Named Desire.
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October 14, 2013 | By Susan King
British actress Vivien Leigh had that undefinable star quality. For 30 years, the exquisitely beautiful Leigh captivated film and theater audiences with her well-crafted, magnetic performances. In fact, Leigh won lead actress Oscars for creating two of the most indelible characters in screen history - the strong-willed, manipulative Southern belle Scarlett O'Hara in the beloved 1939 Civil War epic, "Gone With the Wind," and Tennessee Williams' fragile, faded Southern beauty Blanche DuBois in 1951's "A Streetcar Named Desire.
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August 14, 2013 | By Susan King
British actress Vivien Leigh is best known for her Oscar-winning roles as the headstrong Scarlett O'Hara in the 1939 epic "Gone With the Wind" and as Tennessee Williams' frail, emotionally troubled Blanche DuBois in 1951's "A Streetcar Named Desire. " London's Victoria and Albert Museum announced Wednesday it has acquired Leigh's archive in the centenary of her birth.  The V&A is home to the United Kingdom's national collection of theater and performing arts and has recently been acquiring costumes designed for film.
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September 19, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
A four-hour miniseries about British actress Vivien Leigh of "Gone With the Wind" fame will be the first co-production between MTM Entertainment and New Era Productions, a company formed earlier this year by British producer Marc Samuelson. "Vivien," budgeted at about $6.2 million, will be written by British playwright John Osborne and produced by Samuelson. Filming will get under way next year.
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September 17, 1994
Kandis Chappell is as fragile, as delicate, as fine-boned, as feminine, as achingly convincing a Blanche DuBois as I have ever seen ("Some Strong Performances Power This 'Streetcar,' " Sept. 12). I saw Jessica Tandy and Vivien Leigh in the role, and Chappell gives both a run for their money. I believe Tennessee Williams, whom I have studied for more than 35 years, would thrill to her performance as I did. The South Coast Repertory production of "A Streetcar Named Desire" is flawless.
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February 1, 1998 | Kevin Thomas
Here's a chance to see, minus commercials and segmenting, the most beloved American movie of them all. The glorious 1939 David O. Selznick production of Margaret Mitchell's Civil War novel has a perfect cast, headed by Vivien Leigh (pictured) as Scarlett O'Hara and Clark Gable (pictured) as Rhett Butler, with Olivia De Haviland and Leslie Howard and a cast of thousands. Directed (largely) by Victor Fleming, with key contributions by George Cukor.
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March 22, 1998 | Susan King
Not only has "Titanic" fever swept the universe, James Cameron's epic dominated the Oscar nominations with 14. Fifty-eight years ago, audiences were equally fanatic about "Gone With the Wind" and couldn't get enough of the tumultuous romance between Rhett Butler (Clark Gable) and Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh). Nominated for a then-record 13 Oscars, David O.
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December 10, 1990 | CLAUDIA PUIG, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Scarlett's Bonnet: The black bonnet worn by Vivien Leigh as the tempestuous Scarlett O'Hara in "Gone With the Wind" will be auctioned Friday by Phillips Auctioneers in London. When filming finished, Leigh gave the Christian Dior creation to London theater critic Alan Dent, her close friend and biographer. . . . Also scheduled for London auction is Marilyn Monroe's Jewish marriage contract with playwright Arthur Miller.
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December 16, 1993 | From Associated Press
The Oscar won by actress Vivien Leigh for her performance as Scarlett O'Hara in "Gone with the Wind" was sold at auction Wednesday for $510,000. After a spirited competition, an anonymous telephone bidder edged out Robert McDonald, a retired banker from Chicago. McDonald stopped at $500,000; the next bid was the winner. McDonald lost the Oscar but won over the audience at Sotheby's gallery, which applauded his bids. He, in turn, stood and bowed.
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March 6, 2010
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November 17, 2009 | Susan King
To celebrate the movie's 70th birthday, Warner Home Video is releasing a newly restored and remastered version today of "Gone With the Wind" for the first time on Blu-ray, as well as a standard DVD. The Technicolor film has never looked better because of new digital software and the fact that Warners was able to scan the original negative. "It is in beautiful condition," says George Feltenstein, senior vice president of theatrical catalog marketing for Warners, of the negative.
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September 1, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Hazel Warp, 93, who was Vivien Leigh's stunt double in "Gone With the Wind," died Tuesday at Livingston Memorial Hospital in Livingston, Mont. A cause of death was not released. Warp, who rode and trained horses, did the horseback riding scenes for Leigh in the 1939 movie. She also took a fall for Leigh, tumbling down the stairs of Tara in the famous scene near the end of the film when Scarlett O'Hara reaches out to slap Rhett Butler, loses her balance and falls. "I never will forget it," Warp said of her Hollywood work in a 2005 interview with the Bozeman (Mont.
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August 23, 2008 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
Fred Crane, a former longtime Los Angeles classical music radio announcer who achieved a slice of film immortality when he played one of the handsome Tarleton twins in the 1939 movie classic "Gone With the Wind," has died. He was 90. Crane, who had been hospitalized for a few weeks with complications related to diabetes, died of a blood clot in his lung Thursday in a hospital near Atlanta, said his wife, Terry. Crane was said to be the oldest surviving adult male cast member of "Gone With the Wind," producer David O. Selznick's epic production of the Margaret Mitchell novel starring Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh.
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December 25, 1999
Your writer David Gritten seems unaware of it and Michael Caine may prefer forgetting ("Still Making It Look Easy," Dec. 13), but Caine did play an American at least once before, in Otto Preminger's melodramatic Southern extravaganza "Hurry Sundown" (1967). Since this was another step in the fine tradition of British actors playing American Southerners, cf Vivien Leigh, it deserved at least a mention. LEO BRAUDY Los Angeles In his excellent article, Gritten describes Michael Caine as "an artist who conceals his art."
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March 26, 1998 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Several video companies have mined their vaults and unearthed a diverse collection of vintage movies and TV series, including a Ralph Bakshi animated flick, a collection of Vivien Leigh films, an Oscar-winning adventure starring Henry Fonda and a lunch box full of episodes of "The Monkees."
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December 25, 1999
Your writer David Gritten seems unaware of it and Michael Caine may prefer forgetting ("Still Making It Look Easy," Dec. 13), but Caine did play an American at least once before, in Otto Preminger's melodramatic Southern extravaganza "Hurry Sundown" (1967). Since this was another step in the fine tradition of British actors playing American Southerners, cf Vivien Leigh, it deserved at least a mention. LEO BRAUDY Los Angeles In his excellent article, Gritten describes Michael Caine as "an artist who conceals his art."
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March 26, 1998 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Several video companies have mined their vaults and unearthed a diverse collection of vintage movies and TV series, including a Ralph Bakshi animated flick, a collection of Vivien Leigh films, an Oscar-winning adventure starring Henry Fonda and a lunch box full of episodes of "The Monkees."
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March 22, 1998 | Susan King
Not only has "Titanic" fever swept the universe, James Cameron's epic dominated the Oscar nominations with 14. Fifty-eight years ago, audiences were equally fanatic about "Gone With the Wind" and couldn't get enough of the tumultuous romance between Rhett Butler (Clark Gable) and Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh). Nominated for a then-record 13 Oscars, David O.
NEWS
February 1, 1998 | Kevin Thomas
Here's a chance to see, minus commercials and segmenting, the most beloved American movie of them all. The glorious 1939 David O. Selznick production of Margaret Mitchell's Civil War novel has a perfect cast, headed by Vivien Leigh (pictured) as Scarlett O'Hara and Clark Gable (pictured) as Rhett Butler, with Olivia De Haviland and Leslie Howard and a cast of thousands. Directed (largely) by Victor Fleming, with key contributions by George Cukor.
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