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Monday, March 2, 2015

Check out a new blog post on Olivia (link)

David at A Trip Down Memory Lane has a terrific salute to Olivia de Havilland today. Check out the blog post here:




Thursday, February 19, 2015

Louis Jourdan (1921–2015)

I was saddened to hear of the passing of Louis Jourdan, who co-starred with Joan Fontaine in two pictures: Letter from an Unknown Woman (1947) and Decameron Nights (1953).

Read more about Letter from an Unknown Woman here.

To modern audiences he is best known for playing a villain in the James Bond film Octopussy (1983) but many others best remember his earlier films such as Three Coins in the Fountain (1954), Can-Can (1960), and the Oscar winning Best Picture Gigi (1958).

He never won an Oscar, but in Gigi he performed the song that went on to win an Oscar for Best Song "Gigi". Revisit that wonderful scene from the movie here:

 

Rest in peace, Gaston.

Monday, February 2, 2015

If you enjoy listening to podcasts, check out Leonard Maltin's new one

I've really been enjoying Leonard Maltin's new podcast, "Maltin On Movies", listening on my commute to and from work.

In the last few episodes he and his co-host have been talking about the Oscar nominees  helping to bring up to speed on the latest buzz.

Check out Maltin on Movies--




Sunday, October 19, 2014

Joan's bequeath to animal shelter

According to this report from the Monterey Herald/AP, Joan bequeathed the proceeds of the sale of her possessions to the Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Animals in Monterey County California.

Joan's property will be sold at several auctions in New York between November and January.

Reportedly the sale could top $1-3 million.

Joan's Oscar statuette alone is expected to bring in $200,000 and $300,000.

According to this report from the Monterey Herald. Joan was a big SPCA supporter and adopted three of her dogs from the organization, that the SPCA will be used for improvements to its Animal Care and Adoption Center, and that a wing of the Adoption Center will be dedicated to her memory.

Photos of the outside of Joan's home can be seen here

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Happy Birthday, Olivia de Havilland

Wishing Ms. de Havilland a very happy birthday today


From the blog, Olivia & Joan: Sisters of the Silver Screen

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Olivia remembers Mickey Rooney

TIME magazine published a few memories from Olivia de Havilland on her  Midsummer Night's co-starthe late Mickey Rooney. They were reunited at the 75th Oscars in 2003. She didn't say how may years it had been, but I'm sure it was many, many years. I remember watching the Oscars that night. What a special night it was!


Mickey Rooney and Olivia de Havilland in A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935)

Monday, April 7, 2014

Mickey Rooney (1920-2014)

Hollywood Legend Mickey Rooney has passed away at the age of 93. A performer all of his life (his parents were vaudeville performers and brought him on stage when he was a baby), his best known films are from the 1930s and 40s, including the Andy Hardy series, National Velvet, Boys Town, Babes in Arms, and the one film he did with Olivia, A Midsummer Night's Dream. More from the New York Times


Mickey Rooney and Olivia de Havilland in A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935)

RIP Mickey Rooney