A Vivien Leigh necklace worn on Scarlett's honeymoon in Gone With the Wind

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A Vivien Leigh necklace worn on Scarlett's honeymoon in Gone With the Wind

Sold for US$ 31,325 inc. premium
A Vivien Leigh necklace worn on Scarlett's honeymoon in Gone With the Wind
MGM, 1939. A tiered necklace of different-sized circular Austrian crystals surrounding 5 large oval amethysts of various sizes, culminating in the largest at the center, each encircled with Austrian crystals, with three of the amethysts having teardrop pendants suspended beneath, with "Joseff / Hollywood" signature stamped to the back of the largest amethyst.

When Rhett Butler (Clark Gable) finally convinces Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh) to marry him in Gone With the Wind, she makes the most of his wealth. Having spent many years at Tara with barely enough to feed herself and her family, she makes up for lost time during their elaborate honeymoon in New Orleans. Scarlett wears this beautiful necklace while gorging herself on sumptuous dinners and desserts, while Rhett good-naturedly informs her that he will divorce her if she gets too fat. The necklace is also worn by Ginger Rogers as she dances with Fred Astaire in the "Swing Trot" dance number from The Barkleys of Broadway (1949). Accompanied by a DVD of Gone With the Wind.
Provenance: Treasures from the Vault: Joseff of Hollywood, Julien's Auctions, November 18, 2017, lot 300.
19.5 in.
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A Vivien Leigh necklace worn on Scarlett's honeymoon in Gone With the Wind
A Vivien Leigh necklace worn on Scarlett's honeymoon in Gone With the Wind
A Vivien Leigh necklace worn on Scarlett's honeymoon in Gone With the Wind
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