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28th June 2023

Several actresses, including Vivien Leigh, were regular sitters for Yevonde in the 1930s. She produced what are now regarded as classic studio shots which would have been distributed to fans and printed in popular magazines, images of flawless beauty, poise and glamour in deep, intense colours. This is Joan Maude (1908-98) in 1932, soon after her appearance in Hobson's Choice (1931). She later played the Chief Recorder in the 1946 Powell and Pressburger film A Matter of Life and Death.

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