The Daily: April 20

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Vivien Leigh outfit sold at auction
At a Californian auction, an outfit worn by Vivien Leigh in the film Gone with the Wind has been sold for $137,000 (£91,000). The outfit consists of a two-piece ensemble: a grey skirt and overcoat which Vivien wore when portraying Scarlett O'Hara. The outfit was originally bought, surprisingly, from a costume shop for only $20 by Collector James Tumblin. This piece was one of 150 items offered by the collector who has been accumulating Gone with the Wind memorabilia for several years. Vivien Leigh won an Oscar for her role in the 1939 film, launching her into the spotlight and making her a nationwide icon.

Kenneth Branagh and new theatre company
Kenneth Branagh is to set up a new theatre company with Judi Dench, Lily James and Rob Brydon to perform in a season of plays. The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company will take up be at London's Garrick Theatre for a year starting in October. Kenneth has claimed that he wanted 'to have a creative home where you could do a programme of work, rather than just one-offs'. The season will begin with The Winter's Tale, starring Judi and Kenneth, and then in May, Lily James will play Juliet to Richard Madden's Romeo in Romeo and Juliet. The reason that the theatre company will only be live for a year is due to Kenneth's desire to avoid 'getting tied in or tied up for a very long period of time in a single place', allowing him to continue working in a wide range of roles and positions.

An average person drinks enough tea to fill two bathtubs each year
The average British person drinks up to 876 cups of tea each year, which is enough to fill more than two bath tubs. Apparently, the YouGov research commissioned by the charity: Contact the Elderly, has discovered that the amount of tea one drinks increases with age. While 18-21 year olds drink on average eight cups a week, over-55s consume an average of 21 cups a week. The research has shown that a quarter of young people are likely to turn to a brew when feeling sad, which is double of that of over-55s. Additionally, a third of women will put the kettle on when feeling unwell, compared to just 16% of men. The top reason for drinking a cup of tea is widely considered to be that of relaxing and making oneself feel better. Contact the Elderly organises many Tea-Parties a month in order to help isolated elderly people feel less lonely.

Meryl Streep funds screenwriting initiative for women over 40
Meryl Streep is to fund a new screen-writing initiative which will nurture female screenwriters over the age of 40. The initiative is entitled: 'The Writer's Lab' and is run by New York Women in Film and Television. The idea was launched at the Tribeca Film Festival over the weekend and will aim to develop the eight selected screenwriter's scripts in a retreat located in upstate New York. The initiative developed following a study that found that the number of female screenwriters in the US was falling from 17% in 2009 to 15% in 2014 as well as being found to have been paid less than their male counterparts. Guidance will be provided from Gina Prince-Bythewood (Beyond the Lights writer-director), Caroline Kaplan (Boyhood producer) and Kirsten Smith (Legally Blonde writer).

iPosture: the cause of back pain in the majority of children
iPosture is the name of hunched-backs and back pain caused by bending over laptops or tablets. According to the British Chiropractic Association (BCA), 40% of young adults aged between 16 and 24 have had bad back or neck pain, with the same survey finding that nearly two-thirds of this age group spend up to six hours a day on their mobile phone. When bending over an electronic device, the head is held high and the neck is flexed, increasing the pressure of the joints which causes pain in both the neck and shoulders. One in seven parents believe that tension in their child's neck, shoulders and back is related to the use of technology. The advice given is that people should place keyboards/laptops at elbow height on a table, as well as lifting mobile phones and tablets to eye-level as to not curve the spine and neck.