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Saturday, August 1, 2015

Don't forget - Olivia movies all day Sunday on TCM

Don't forget to set your DVRs for these Olivia movies airing tomorrow (Sunday Aug 2) on Turner Classic Movies:

All times Eastern Standard Time:

6:00 AM - Alibi Ike

7:15 AM - My Love Came Back

8:45 AM - It's Love I'm After

10:30 AM - The Great Garrick

12:15 PM - The Male Animal

2:15 PM - Princess O'Rourke

4:00 PM - The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex

6:00 PM - In This Our Life

8:00 PM - The Adventures of Robin Hood

10:00 PM - The Proud Rebel

12:00 AM - Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte

2:30 AM - The Light in the Piazza

4:15 AM - Government Girl

See the full schedule here from TCM.


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Olivia in "The Proud Rebel" at the TCM Classic Film Festival

It's been fun reading all the blog posts on this years TCM fest!

A few posts to share in case you missed them:

First, Laura had the rare opportunity to see both an Olivia AND Joan film in the same day! How awesome is that?  First was the screening of The Proud Rebel (1958) and an interview with Alan Ladd's son David Ladd, who also appears in the movie.  Check out Laura's post here. Laura also caught a screening of 1940's Rebecca!

Also, the Classic Movie Man made it to The Proud Rebel screening, too. He hadn't seen the movie in over 25 years! Read his account here. 

Kristina of Speakeasy also caught The Proud Rebel - read her review here.

So much fun and excitement at the TCM Fest! Thanks to everyone for sharing your experiences!


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