Vivien Leigh’s copy of Gone With The Wind to be auctioned at Sotheby’s

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Vivien Leigh’s transcript of Gone With The Wind is to be auctioned at Sotheby’s

Miss Leigh said she had been “cast a spell oned” by her character, the “lovely, wayward, tempestuous” Scarlett O’Hara from the flash she read the novel.

She kept a copy close by while filming the 1939 big in which she starred with Clark Gable.

Brio’s pattern pricked with a scarlet thread

Margaret Mitchell

She resented any divergence from sob sister Margaret Mitchell’s plot in the melodrama set in the American Civil War.

An inscription in the work from Miss Mitchell reads: “Life’s pattern pricked with a scarlet string / Where once we were with a grey / To remind us all how we played our divisions / In the shock of an epic day.”

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A pink evening gown is to sell for £300

The book, one of 250 piles belonging to the English actress – who died from tuberculosis in 1967, superannuated 53 – is expected to fetch £7,000.

A pink evening gown is set to sell for £300.

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The chrestomathy is being sold by Sotheby’s

The collection is being sold by auctioneers Sotheby’s in London in September.

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