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Vivien-Leigh.com is announcing a Enter for Your Chance to Win Contest! V-L.com will be giving away 3 DVD copies of The Deep Blue Sea! Released in 1955, the film stars Vivien Leigh and Kenneth More. This color film was never released on VHS or DVD but played on American television a couple decades ago. I have in my possession a recording of that TV version so it borders on poor quality, but I have it nonetheless. The Deep Blue Sea is about Hester (Vivien Leigh) “the troubled wife of a London attorney (Emlyn Williams). Racked with emotional problems, Leigh turns her back on her loveless marriage and sets up house with a handsome RAF officer (Kenneth More). When her lover proves to be shallow and unreliable, Leigh attempts to kill herself ” (quoted text taken from Fandango.com).

To enter the contest, please answer the question below. One winner will be chosen at random from the correct submissions. This contest is only open to those living in the USA and Canada (sorry, the DVDs will only work in DVD players from this region). To enter for your chance to win, click on the email link below and send your answer in the email. Please put “Deep Blue Sea” in the subject line.  The contest ends March 31st! Good Luck, everyone!

QUESTION: The film The Deep Blue Sea is adapted from the play of what playwright? Hint: Answer can be found on Vivien-Leigh.com

ANSWER: Send your answer to webmaster @ vivien-leigh.com or CLICK HERE.


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cover of The Secret of the Belles

Vivien-Leigh.com is announcing a Enter for Your Chance to Win Contest! Together with Kathy Witt, V-L.com will be giving away 1 autographed copy of The Secret of the Belles. Written by Kentucky based freelance writer Kathryn Witt, this children’s book is based on Gone with the Wind, Ona Munson who played “Belle Watling,” and the 3-day film premiere in Atlanta, GA (GWTW author Margaret Mitchell’s hometown). Mrs. Witt attended the November Gone with the Wind Re-Premiere weekend, and I had the pleasure of meeting her.  I read this fictional story and absolutely loved it! To read my Interview with the author, click HERE. The book is available for purchase in the E-Store for $12.95.

To enter the contest, please answer the question below. One winner will be chosen at random from the correct submissions. This contest is open to  everyone! To enter for your chance to win, click on the email link below and send your answer in the email. Please put “Belles Contest” in the subject line.  The contest ends December 31! Good Luck, everyone!

QUESTION: The Marietta Gone with the Wind Museum is one of the settings in The Secret of the Belles. What original dress from the film is on display at the Museum?  Hint: Answer can be found on Vivien-Leigh.com.

ANSWER: Send your answer to webmaster @ vivien-leigh.com or CLICK HERE.

Additional Information:

Ms. Witt’s website, www.KathyWitt.com, provides a teaser for this new book: “Lanie Sullivan and Belle Blakely never meet, but they share a fascination for all things Gone With the Wind—especially Belle Watling, a character in the book, and Ona Munson, the actress who portrays Belle in the movie. Lanie meets Ona in 1939, during the three-day movie premiere. When Lanie thwarts a thief in Ona’s hotel room, Ona rewards Lanie with a gift—a gift originally given to Ona by Gone With the Wind author Margaret Mitchell. More than sixty years later, as she helps prepare a museum dedicated to Gone With the Wind for its Grand Opening, Belle reads Lanie’s letters to Ona and is intrigued by Lanie’s references to the gift. Margaret Mitchell died in 1949; Ona Munson in 1955. What about Lanie? Belle begins a quest to discover what the gift was that connects the three women, where it is now—and what happened to Lanie Sullivan. . .”

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Vivien-Leigh.com is announcing a Enter for Your Chance to Win Contest! Together with Sally Tippett Rains & Creative Book Publishing International, V-L.com will be giving away 2 autographed copies of The Making of A Masterpiece: The True Story Of Margaret Mitchell’s Classic Novel Gone With The Wind! Written by St. Louis based writer Sally Tippett Rains, this book covers the topic of Gone with the Wind–the book, film, and legend. Mrs. Rains will be in attendance at the November Gone with the Wind Re-Premiere weekend in Marietta, GA and will be signing copies of this book. For more information about the Re-Premiere weekend, please click HERE. This book will be available November 15 at the Marietta event and in fine book stores shortly after for $18.95. Visit www.bookpubintl.com for more information. Check back tomorrow to read my special interview with the author!!

To enter the contest, please answer the question below. One winner will be chosen at random from the correct submissions. This contest is open to  everyone! To enter for your chance to win, click on the email link below and send your answer in the email. Please put “GWTW Contest” in the subject line.  The contest ends November 30! Good Luck, everyone!

QUESTION: Vivien Leigh did not see eye to eye with Gone with the Wind director Victor Fleming, who was considered more of a ‘man’s director.’  Therefore she secretly sought out the film’s original director George Cukor (who was suddenly fired early on in the filming process) for coaching on the weekends. What other GWTW star also secretly went to George Cukor for direction during his/her time off?  Hint: Answer can be found on Vivien-Leigh.com.

ANSWER: Olivia De Havilland (this contest is now over)


Press Release information:

2009 Is The 70th Anniversary Of The Movie Premiere Of Gone With The Wind. Margaret Mitchell’s own life provided inspiration for Gone With The Wind and with the help of a recently discovered scrapbook written by her cousin, this new book tells about the people and events that may have provided characters and storylines. Five of the actors from the movie were interviewed as well as relatives of some of those who were involved in the Hollywood production.

The Making Of A Masterpiece by author Sally Tippett Rains will be a must-read for all Gone With The Wind enthusiasts and fans! It contains new interviews with cast members, Margaret Mitchell relatives and people who   knew her, historians, collectors, GWTW experts and authors and many others.


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And the winner is…

BRITTANY! Congrats, and I hope you enjoy your new copy of Robert Osborne’s 80 Years of the Oscar. For those of you who entered but did not win, this book is available for purchase in the VIVIEN-LEIGH.COM E-Store. Or those of you attending the Re-Premiere weekend in Marietta can buy the book at the Marietta GWTW Museum (Mr. Osborne will be there signing copies). A new VIVIEN-LEIGH.COM Contest will be announced on Thursday, November 5– Vivien Leigh’s birthday! Stay Tuned.

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If you haven’t entered Vivien-Leigh.com’s October contest, be sure you do! It ends at midnight (Central Time) on October 31. The prize at stake is a brand new copy of Robert Osborne’s new book 80 Years of the Oscar ($75). Sorry but this contest is open to USA residents only. For information on how to enter, please click HERE or visit http://wp.me/p7zAB-4z.

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Vivien-Leigh.com is announcing a Enter for Your Chance to Win Contest! Together with Abbeville Press, V-L.com has will be giving away one 80 Years of the Oscar: The Official History of the Academy Awards. Written by TCM host Robert Osborne, this book documents eight decades of the Academy Award ceremonies with hundreds of glossy photos and informative text (see the official press release below). Mr. Osborne will be in attendance at the November Gone with the Wind Re-Premiere weekend in Marietta, GA and will be signing copies of 80 Years of the Oscar. For more information about the Re-Premiere weekend, please click HERE.   This book is available in the Vivien-Leigh.com E-Store and other fine book stores across the world.


To enter the contest, please answer the question below. One winner will be chosen at random from the correct submissions. This contest is only open to those living in the USA (sorry, but future product giveaways will be open to world-wide visitors). To enter for your chance to win, click on the email link below and send your answer in the email. Please put “Osborne Contest” in the subject line.  The contest ends October 31! Good Luck, everyone!

QUESTION: Vivien Leigh won 2 Academy Award Oscars for Best Actress during her career. She was awarded her first Oscar for her 1939 role as Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind (watch her acceptance speech HERE), and she won her second Oscar for her 1951 role as Blanche DuBois in  A Streetcar Named Desire. Unfortunately, Miss Leigh was unable to attend the 1951 Academy Award ceremony because she had a theatre commitment. Who accepted the award on her behalf?  Hint: Answer can be found on Vivien-Leigh.com

EDIT: This contest has ended. Brittany was the winner.

Press Release for this title:  The only official history of the Academy Awards, 80 YEARS OF THE OSCAR captures the thrill of the film industry’s most significant and popular event with hundreds of photographs and informative text by a Hollywood insider. Author Robert Osborne traces the history of the awards, through the formative years of the film industry to the present. He illustrates how the Oscars have been influenced by changing world events and how each year’s ceremony—and the movies honored that year—are a reflection of their time.

Meticulously researched and written in association with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the book details each award ceremony, decade by decade, with a complete listing of the nominees and winners in every category. More than 700 movie stills, candid photos from the ceremonies, and reproductions of the original posters of the best picture from each year round out this sweeping history. Robert Osborne’s meticulous research and extensive knowledge make 80 YEARS OF THE OSCAR the most accurate, definitive book ever published on the subject and a must-have for all of us who love the movies. Current and up-to-date, the book will cover highlights and the winnersfrom the Academy Awards from February 24, 2008. Size: 12″ x 9″; cloth, 440 pages; 755 illustrations, 85 in full color; Published 2008 ISBN: 978-0-7892-0992-4. List price: $75 US.


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Vivien-Leigh.com is announcing its first ever Enter for Your Chance to Win Contest! Together with ClassicFlix.com, V-L.com has will be giving away 1 Criterion That Hamilton Woman DVD. To enter, please answer the question below. One winner will be chosen at random from the correct submissions. This contest is only open to those living in the USA (sorry, but future product giveaways will be open to world-wide visitors). To enter for your chance to win, click on the email link below and send your answer in the email. Please put “Hamilton Contest” in the subject line.  The contest ends August 31! Good Luck, everyone!

QUESTION: That Hamilton Woman was the third and final film Laurence Olivier & Vivien Leigh made together, but it was the first film they made as a married couple. What is the date of Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier’s wedding anniversary? hint: Answer can be found on Vivien-Leigh.com

edit on September 2, 2009: This contest has ended. Congrats to Gaylon for winning! The correct answer to the question is August 31.

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