Vivien Leigh is holding her last press conference in a theatre, taking questions from members of the press. We learn her thoughts on the five stages of an actress' professional life as well as the specifics of her own career, including all the juicy details: her rise to fame; her love life in and out of Laurence Olivier's arms; behind-the-scenes looks at A Streetcar Named Desire and Gone With the Wind; and the physical and mental illnesses that led to terrible difficulties during the making of Elephant Walk and her eventual replacement with Elizabeth Taylor. A living biography of a fading star, VIVIEN LEIGH: THE LAST PRESS CONFERENCE captures an image of a funny, frank performer who continues to fascinate.
"Lafferty amiably rescues the fascinating life of this actress from the annals of theater history." —Talkin' Broadway. "The story of [Leigh's] life has enormous dramatic potential, which Ms. Lafferty's recounting successfully explores." —NY Sun. "Lafferty rises to the legend's challenge, demonstrating Leigh's fragile philosophy, that poise and charm can lift her above the emotional detritus of the stories she tells." —Evening Standard (London). "[A] tour-de-force sojourn into the tortured soul of an artist who could overcome everything but her own conscience." —Variety.