Here’s another new article for VIVIEN-LEIGH.COM. I hope Vivien found some sort of paradise during her lifetime.
Noted actress Vivien Leigh wants to find ‘an island paradise’
Written By: Unknown
Published In: Herald (Melbourne, Australia) on July 3, 1961
Vivien enjoying the Gold Coast
She’s combing the Pacific- on paper at the moment- for an island where she can relax.
She’s even prepared to “go native” to get her perfect holiday and live in a hut.
She said today: “I don’t care how isolated the island is. I’ll get there somehow.”
But it must be off the tourist routes, be good for swimming and it must have a sandy beach, not coral.
Eight weeks ago she bought a ‘Queen Anne’ house in Sussex with its own mill stream, lake and river, and a whole hillside of daffodils.
At week ends she leaves her theatre life to work in the country garden.
During the next size months she’ll have two 10 day breaks and will spend each away from the cities- one at the Barrier Reef and the other “out of Perth.”
Melbourne people will see her in three totally different roles- as the wicked woman in “Duel of Angels,” the tragic Marguerite in “The Lady of the Camellias,” and Viola in “Twelfth Night.”
The first general rehearsal will be on Wednesday.
The rest of the 37-strong company will arrive late today.
Here are the details of the company’s Melbourne season:
July 12-22: “Duel of Angels”
July 25-August 5: “Twelfth Night”
August 8-26: “Lady of the Camellias”
The company will tour Brisbane, Sydney, Adelside and Perth later. It is due to open in New Zealand January 24, 1962.