Leigh, Vivien 1913-1967
Most widely held works about Vivien Leigh
Most widely held works by Vivien Leigh
Gone with the wind ( Visual )
89 editions published between 1939 and 2009 in 8 languages and held by 3,057 libraries worldwide
Focuses on the life and loves of the beautiful and selfish Scarlett O'Hara. The story begins on the O'Hara's Georgia plantation of Tara in antebellum days and moves through the Civil War and Reconstruction.
A streetcar named Desire ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 2,252 libraries worldwide
After being exiled from her hometown of Auriol, Mississippi for seducing a seventeen-year-old boy at the school where she taught English, Blanche DuBois arrives unexpectedly at the New Orleans home of her pregnant sister Stella Kowalski and her Stella's husband Stanley. Stanley, both repulsed by and attracted to Blanche, discovers that she has mortgaged property left to both sisters and spent all the money. He sets about discovering everything else he can about her past, and tension between Blanche and Stanley is further intensified when Blanche begins dating one of Stanley's poker buddies.
Gone with the wind ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1939 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,699 libraries worldwide
Presents the story of Scarlett O'Hara, a Southern belle who enjoys her socialite lifestyle and the attention of many eligible single rich men. This idyllic lifestyle is shattered by the onset of the U.S. Civil War that eventually reduces her home to near ruins. Robbed of the luxuries she loved, she vows to grow strong so she will never be poor again. She begins to ruthlessly climb to the top of the new social order. Scarlett also has a complex, love-hate relationship with Rhett Butler, a man of questionable morals.
A Streetcar named Desire ( Visual )
61 editions published between 1951 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 1,629 libraries worldwide
An uncensored version of the story of a repressed widow who visits her sister in New Orleans and is abused and eventually driven mad by her brother-in-law. Includes an original and two reissue theatrical trailers.
The Roman spring of Mrs. Stone ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1961 and 2006 in English and held by 661 libraries worldwide
Karen Stone, a lonely, aging actress, lives in a luxurious apartment in Rome where she has a romantic fling with a young gigolo.
That Hamilton woman ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 449 libraries worldwide
Set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars of the late eighteenth century. Emma Hart is a beautiful dance hall girl who is sent by her latest lover to stay with his uncle Sir William Hamilton, the British ambassador to Naples. Sir William considers Emma a rare piece of art he must possess. Sir William introduces Emma to Naples' elite society and she soon marries him. Later, Horatio Nelson, a famous English Naval office arrives. Soon, a scandalous, adulterous affair between the British Royal Navy officer and the renowned beauty, Emma begins.
Anna Karenina ( Visual )
39 editions published between 1935 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 419 libraries worldwide
Tolstoy's tragic love chronicle is brought to the screen with Vivien Leigh playing a married Russian woman madly in love with a military officer. The story of this illicit romance is elaborately produced and splendidly acted with Vivien Leigh stealing the show.
Waterloo Bridge ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 394 libraries worldwide
Myra, a fragile ballerina, and Roy, a British army officer, meet and fall in love on the famed bridge during a London air raid in World War I. They are about to marry but Roy is suddenly called to the front. Having lost her job and believing Roy dead in action, Myra turns to prostitution.
Tolstoy's Anna Karenina ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and held by 349 libraries worldwide
Story of passion and family conflict set in 19th century upper-class Russia in which the wife of an aristocrat falls in love with a dashing calvary officer.
Ship of fools ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1965 and 2007 in English and Multiple languages and held by 327 libraries worldwide
Set in 1933, this portrays the separate yet interlocking lives of several passengers aboard a luxury liner sailing from Mexico to Germany, showing us a cross-section of humanity in a world on the verge of war.
Katherine Anne Porter's Ship of fools ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 324 libraries worldwide
In 1933 on a German luxury liner sailing from Mexico to Germany, the separate but interlocking stories of the various passengers begins to unfold. Among the many passengers is a divorcee desperate for love and lost youth, a Spanish noblewoman being deported as a political prisoner, an aging alcoholic ballplayer, and a budding Nazi whose brutishness foreshadows the holocaust to come.
Bernard Shaw's Caesar and Cleopatra ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and held by 293 libraries worldwide
Experience a lavish epic about love and politics in ancient Rome and Egypt.
Fire over England ( Visual )
31 editions published between 1936 and 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 223 libraries worldwide
Elizabeth I and her navy overcome the Spanish Armada.
That Hamilton woman ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1941 and 2009 in English and held by 211 libraries worldwide
Emma Hamilton raises herself from a background of poverty and obscurity to become the wife of an ambassador, the confidante of royalty, and the mistress of Lord Admiral Nelson, only to return from whence she came.
Caesar and Cleopatra ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1945 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 171 libraries worldwide
Cleopatra was the willful child who became a determined monarch and guided Egypt's fortunes. Caesar was her confidante and lover and the man who helped Cleopatra through her transformation. It was a union that was destined to produce one of history's greatest duos.
Greatest classic films collection. Romantic dramas ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 166 libraries worldwide
Rebel without a cause (1955): The adolescent son of a well-to-do family gets into trouble with other kids and the police.
Dark journey ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1937 and 2006 in English and held by 164 libraries worldwide
During World War I Stockholm, a neutral capital and easily accessible, is infested with spies and counterspies. Among them is Madeleine, the owner of the famous dress shop "Chez Madeleine," played by Vivien Leigh. Madeleine's dedication to the French cause is tested when she is attracted to von Marwitz, a lady's man and head of the German Secret Service in Stockholm. Suspicion wars with love, leading up to conflicting loyalties and an action-packed climax.
Gone with the wind 50th anniversary edition ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 141 libraries worldwide
Set during the American Civil War, this story focuses on the lives and loves of Southerners, and the hardships they endured. Scarlett O'Hara, struggles to find love during the chaotic Civil War years and afterwards, and ultimately must seek refuge for herself and her family back at the beloved plantation Tara. There, she takes charge, defends it against Union soldiers, carpetbaggers, and starvation itself. She finally marries her worldly admirer Rhett Butler, but her apathy toward him in their marriage dooms their battling relationship, and she again returns to Tara to find consolation - indomitable.
Brother, can you spare a dime ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 121 libraries worldwide
This documentary juxtaposes newsreel footage, film clips and period music in an eye-opening look at the Great Depression. Many of the movies created in the 1930s featured strong social commentary, while others offered pure escapism and fed a fascination with a dazzling world out of reach to the everyday American. Through a contrast between the fantasy of film and the reality of everyday life, a fascinating perspective on the Great Depression and Hollywood's golden age is presented. Also includes political speeches by Franklin D. Roosevelt and others.
Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1962 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 116 libraries worldwide
Actors Actresses Adultery American Civil War (1861-1865) Biography Brando, Marlon Cleopatra,--Queen of Egypt,--d. 30 B.C Criticism, interpretation, etc. Drama Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Film adaptations Films for the hearing impaired Films--for the hearing impaired Fortune hunters Georgia Great Britain Hamilton, Emma,--Lady,--1761?-1815 History Leigh, Vivien,--1913-1967 Literature Louisiana--New Orleans Love Lust Man-woman relationships Marriage Married people Motion picture actors and actresses Motion pictures Nelson, Horatio Nelson,--Viscount,--1758-1805 O'Hara, Scarlett (Fictitious character) Olivier, Laurence,--1907-1989 Plantation life Plantations Reconstruction (United States : 1865-1877) Romance films Sex Sisters Streetcar named Desire (Williams, Tennessee) Triangles (Interpersonal relations) United States Video Adaptations Video recordings Video recordings--for the hearing impaired War films Widows Williams, Tennessee,--1911-1983 Women
Hartley, Vivian M. 1913-1967
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Hartley, Vivian Mary, 1913-1967
Holman, Vivian Mary Hartley, 1913-1967
Leigh, Vivian 1913-1967
Li, Vivʹen, 1913-1967
Li, Vivien, 1913-1967
Olivier, Vivian Mary Hartley, 1913-1967
Olivier, Vivian Mary Hartley, Lady, 1913-1967
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Multiple languages (19)
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