Vivien Leigh

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Hedy Lamarr: the glamorous movie star who also devised a way of remotely controlling torpedoes

For many decades only a few Hollywood nerds and technology buffs knew that Hedy Lamarr held the patent on an electronics communications system. One mi(...)

Vivien Leigh’s  charm bracelet, with a top estimate of £1,500, made £33,750 at Sotheby’s

The recent London auctions of the personal collections of two Hollywood stars – Vivien Leigh and Audrey Hepburn – were spectacular successes and prove(...)

Barry Canny of Peploe’s restaurant with the guest book from Jammet’s restaurant. Photograph: Dave Meehan

A piece of Dublin dining history Peploe’s restaurant at 16 St Stephen’s Green recently underwent a refurbishment that included opening up the basemen(...)

 Peter Sallis with the character Wallace who he voiced. Photograph: PA

Often self-effacing and meek, but with a sly smirk and a beady eye that hinted at mischief, the actor Peter Sallis, who has died aged 96, played the c(...)

Sigourney Weaver: “Growing up, I was much, much too shy to ever think that I was going to be an actor."

I can confirm what you likely already know – or think you know – about Sigourney Weaver. Standing at 182cm (5ft 9), she’s tall, but in a lean, elegan(...)

A dress  worn in several scenes of the 1939 film Gone With the Wind by Vivien Leigh as she played Scarlett O’Hara. Photograph: Emily Clements/Heritage Auctions, HA.com

An outfit Vivien Leigh wore when she played Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With The Wind has sold for $137,000 (€127,000) at auction.Heritage Auctions offe(...)

A train crosses the Nine Arches Bridge near the town of  Ella. Photograph: Graham Crouch/The New York Times

The man in the khaki vest slurped noisily from his cup, descended briefly into scowling meditation, spat the contents into a sink and then unleashe(...)

Viv Albertine: “Yoko Ono opened up my mind, better than drugs. Short sentences. Sort of surreal but also practical and direct. Concepts made playful and palatable. She showed me you can do anything and go anywhere in your head.”

Songwriter and musician Viv Albertine was the guitarist in the hugely influential female punk band The Slits. A confidante of the Sex Pistols and t(...)

Dylan Thomas: the bohemian culture that ate him up retains a stubborn appeal for modern layabouts. Photograph: Picture Post/Hulton

What are centenaries for? The cynic might suggest such events provide fodder for columnists desperate to ease brains into gear during the aftermath of(...)

Lia Williams: ‘I base everything in research, because I love it and it fascinates me.’ Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Lia Williams opens the door of her top-floor city-centre apartment, ushers us in and offers tea. Floor-to-ceiling windows are open. Breezes are waftin(...)