“Vivien was very patient while Steiner dressed and re-dressed her hair and we made unmemorable small-talk between the shots. However, at one point the old man, who was obviously delighted with his model, said while brushing Vivien’s beautiful locks round his fat fingers, ‘I don’t really have to do anything. I just brush and it stays where I want it. You are lucky, my dear, you will never had to spend money on hairdressers.” Perhaps it was from that moment that Vivien took against her own hair. She could be oddly perverse about things that people praised and she appeared to disliked her hair forever afterwards, always wearing a wig on-stage, and often off-stage, when possible.” -Angus McBean


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