Vivien Leigh’s jewelry up for auction

Jewels belonging to Gone With The Wind star Vivien Leigh will go under the hammer alongside some of the actress’ most prized personal possessions. Dozens of pieces of jewelry, as well as paintings, books, furniture and clothing once owned by the star, will be included in “Vivien: The Vivien Leigh Collection,” an auction scheduled for Sept. 26 at Sotheby’s in New York.

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Jerry Lewis dies at the age of 91

Jerry Lewis, of such comedic classics as “The Nutty Professor” and “The Bellboy,” has died in Las Vegas. He was 91. Lewis died at his home in Las Vegas at about 9:15 a.m. Sunday morning, his agent confirmed.

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‘The Feud’ recreates rivalry between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford

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The rivalry between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford is one of the most infamous in Hollywood history. Now U.S. Network FX is recreating their strained relationship with the show Feud: Bette and Joan, which premieres tonight.

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Audrey Hepburn’s sons fight legal battle

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Audrey Hepburn’s oldest son, Sean Ferrer, is in a legal battle with the Audrey Hepburn Children’s Fund. The fund, which raises money for children’s charities by exhibiting Audrey Hepburn memorabilia—centered mostly on a collection of Givenchy gowns—around the world, filed a lawsuit against Ferrer on Wednesday, claiming he’s impeding the charity’s fundraising for his own benefit. The Chairman of the Board of the Fund is his half-brother Luca Dotti.

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Debbie Reynolds dies at age 84

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Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds has died aged 84, just one day after the death of her daughter, famed actor and author Carrie Fisher. Her death was confirmed by her son, Todd Fisher. “The last thing she said this morning was that she was very, very sad about losing Carrie and that she would like to be with her again,” Todd said. “Fifteen minutes later she suffered a severe stroke.”

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Giveaway: Peter O’Toole the Definitive Biography

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Peter O’Toole was not just one of the most charismatic actors of his time, he was also a Classic Hollywood staple. He starred in the classic feauture Lawrence of Arabia, was friends with Richard Burton and worked with classic leading ladies like Audrey Hepburn.
Now we are able to learn more about his fascinating life through the new book: Peter O’Toole The Definitive Biography by Robert Sellers. And St Martin’s Press has allowed Classic Hollywood Central to give away 10 copies to its U.S. readers!

For your chance to win, send your name and e-mail address to: info@classichollywoodcentral.com before the 30th of November. (U.S. only)

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Rare Marilyn Monroe items to be auctioned

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A much publicised sale of hundreds of items of Marilyn Monroe memorabilia is to be held on 17 November. The auction, at Julien’s in Los Angeles, includes innumerable dresses such as the one Marilyn wore when she sag ‘Happy Birthday’ to John F Kennedy (estimated at $3.3m) and a great deal of jewellery, such as a diamond cocktail watch (estimated at $100,000).

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Olivia De Havilland turns 100 and gives rare interview

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Legendary Classic Hollywood actress Olivia de Havilland turned 100 years old yesterday and gave a rare interview to People Magazine. She said that she was going to celebrate the milestone with dinner and drinks with “dear, dear” friends. Adding that she is “content with the role that life has given me – a centenarian!”.

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Natalie Wood’s daughter speaks out about her mother

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It’s been 35 years since Natalie Wood tragically drowned while on a boat trip. The details surrounding her untimely demise have always been mysterious and the investigation into her death is still open. Although her husband Robert Wagner has spoken about his late wife in interviews and even in his autobiography, her daughters have always remained silent on the subject. But Natalie’s oldest daughter Natasha has spoken out for the first time, while promoting a perfume called Natalie that she created in honor of her mother.

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Trove of Classic Hollywood movie posters found under floor board

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A stash of rare movie posters discovered under a linoleum floor in York County, Pennsylvania, sold for a combined $219,000 in Heritage Auctions’ Vintage Poster Auction Nov. 21-22 in Dallas. The prized stash of 17 perfectly preserved posters was discovered by sons Bob and Dylan Basta as they tore up the lino in the house their dad Robert was renovating.

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