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Vivien Leigh as Blanche DuBois in 'A Streetcar Named Desire'

5 of 132 portraits of Vivien Leigh

Vivien Leigh as Blanche DuBois in 'A Streetcar Named Desire', by Angus McBean, October 1949 - NPG P902 - Angus McBean Photograph. © Harvard Theatre Collection, Harvard University.<br />

Angus McBean Photograph. © Harvard Theatre Collection, Harvard University.

Vivien Leigh as Blanche DuBois in 'A Streetcar Named Desire'

by Angus McBean
bromide print, October 1949
9 1/2 in. x 7 1/2 in. (242 mm x 189 mm)
Purchased, 2001
Primary Collection
NPG P902


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  • Vivien Leigh (1913-1967), Actress. Sitter associated with 132 portraits.

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  • Angus McBean (1904-1990), Photographer. Artist of 265 portraits, Sitter in 79 portraits.

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McBean photographed Leigh many times over the course of their thirty-year association. This photograph taken at the pre-London opening in Manchester was among several by McBean selected for publicity which were regarded as some of his greatest theatre portraits.

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  • Pepper, Terence, Angus McBean Portraits, 2006 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 5 July to 22 October 2006), p. 75

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