Vivien Leigh Collection Broadway Arts Festival John Klimo

Coinciding with the Broadway Arts Festival, which takes place from Friday 8 to Sunday 17 June 2018, Haynes Fine Art - London & Cotswolds is showcasing The Vivien Leigh Collection, a roomset full of furniture, paintings and other decorative interior accessories that used to grace the homes of the double Oscar and Tony Award winner, Vivien Leigh, in its Cotswolds gallery in Broadway.  

This is a rare opportunity to see how the glamorous English film stars of yesteryear lived. From Friday 8 to Sunday 17 June 2018, the Vivien Leigh Collection will take pride of place in Haynes Fine Art's Cotswolds gallery in the heart of Broadway at Picton House, 42 High Street, Broadway WR12 7DT for all the festival visitors and locals to enjoy. 

It is now 50 years since the death of the celebrated double Oscar and Tony Award winner, who shot to fame in her role as Scarlett O'Hara in the 1939 American epic 'Gone With The Wind', playing opposite Clark Gable (Rhett Butler).

Haynes Fine Art - London & Cotswolds is furnishing a roomset, with pieces from the homes the British actress shared with her husband Sir Laurence Olivier.  The decorative roomset provides an insight into the actress’s personal life showing her passion for interior design and modern British and colourful French paintings.  

Highlights include a John Klimo signed gouache and oil pastel on paper depicting Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier styled as the man and woman in Lautrec's Divan Japonais poster design, which Klimo signed and inscribed 'Happy Birthday Vivien Leigh' for her 40th birthday.

In her letter of gratitude, Leigh expressed her surprise that Klimo should know that it was her favourite Lautrec poster and suggested that she thought she and her husband should go to a fancy dress ball as the two characters.