553: Vivien Leigh Hat From Gone With The Wind
VIVIEN LEIGH HAT FROM GONE WITH THE WIND - (MGM, 1939) Off-white petite hat with upturned brim and thin elastic strap (worn behind the neck), draped with long black lace that falls midway down the torso. Inside Selznick Int. Pictures label handwritten “Scarlett 20-108 WW 535”. This hat was worn with one of her most famous costumes, the lovely white period dress she wears after going on a shopping spree as the wife of “Frank Kennedy”, her second husband and the wealthy merchant whose fortune she uses to save Tara. The dress was sold by Butterfield in 1993, along with a replica of this hat and the notation that the original one was lost. In truth, it had been in the possession of the Las Vegas Hollywood Museum, and was offered for the first time at auction in our seventh sale of Hollywood memorabilia in March 2000. This museum-quality, instantly identifiable hat is perhaps the most famous accessory worn by Leigh in Gone With the Wind. Very good to fine condition.