1958. Two leading ladies of the mid-20th century British stage vie for attention. A caption on the back of the photo reads:
12. VIVIEN LEIGH (Paola) and CLAIRE BLOOM (Lucile) in a scene from Act II of “DUEL OF ANGELS,” a translation by Christopher Fry of Jean Giraudoux’s play “Pour Lucrece.” Directed by Jean-Louis Barrault. Settings by Roger Furse. Women’s dresses by Christian Dior. Opening at the Apollo Theatre on Thurs. 24. Apl.
LUCILE : Did you send for him?
PAOLA : No, but I expected him, and it’s your own fault he has come.
With compliments, VIVIENNE BYERLEY, Apollo Theatre, W.1 Ger. 3681
Photo by Angus McBean.