Passed down through Vivien Leigh’s family, a private collection of hers will be auctioned on September 26 in London.

It comprises paintings, jewellery, books from her library, Hollywood memorabilia, objets d’art and items celebrating all aspects of her life, from the pre-war years in London, to Hollywood and beyond, up to her death in 1967.

Myriad pieces drawn from the city and country homes Vivien shared with her husband, actor Laurence Olivier, will give a new perspective on Vivien, from her appreciation of art , to her passion for books.