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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

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Live in Chicago? See Joan on the big screen next week

If you live in or near Chicago you have an opportunity next week to see 1948's Kiss The Blood Off My Hands at the Patio Theater on the city's northwest side. The film, starring Joan Fontaine and Burt Lancaster, is a presentation of the Northwest Side Chicago Film Society, and will shown in non other than glorious 35MM on Wed February 26 2014 at 7:30 PM. Tickets are only $5 per person. 

Monday, February 17, 2014

News about a new Olivia book

The Facebook page of the Olivia de Havilland Fan Club (also @OdeHavilland) posted a link to a recent article with some good news about....hold on to your seat....a new biography of Olivia, which sounds very promising.

According to the article, a special grant was awarded to Victoria Amador, a professor of English at the American University in Sharjah (United Arab Emirates), and her plan is to write a new book, a critical biography of Olivia.

Professor Amador, a longtime fan of Gone With the Wind and Ms de Havilland, visited the legendary actress last year as part of her research; a photo of the two can be found in the article.

Also according to the article, the publisher will be University of Kentucky Press, and the goal is to have the book finished by the end of 2014.

For fans of Ms deHavilland, news about a new books is really exciting! Thanks to the Olivia de Havilland Fan Club for the update!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Remembering Shirley Temple (video)

Remembering the legendary Shirley Temple today.

source: WorldNewsNow / ABC News video