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Winter 2013/2014
A new biography of Olivia de Havilland is in the works. Read more about the project here.

December 15, 2013
Joan passes away at the age of 96.

November 11, 2012

The television news program "60 Minutes" has a segment on Paris' influence on early America, and features historian David McCollough talking to Olivia de Havilland in Paris.  Watch the clip here.

March 26, 2011

Olivia attends the Cesar Award ceremony, honoring the best in French Cinema. Though not a presenter at the ceremony, she was in attendance as a guest of honor.

March 22, 2011

Olivia attends a special screening and Q&A of the documentary I Remember Better When I Paint at The American Library in Paris. Berna Huebner, the film's co-director, appeared along with Olivia, the film’s narrator; they introduced the film and took questions from the audience.

Fall 2010

Sarasota, California - an ambitious restoration project is underway to refurbish the grounds of the popular outdoor venue, the Lilian Fontaine Garden Theater, named after Olivia and Joan's mother. Joan is helping to finance the project. [Read article here] The director of the Montalvo Arts Center hopes both Joan and Olivia can come to celebrate once the project is finished.

September 9, 2010 (post)

In Paris, Olivia is awarded the Knight of the Legion of Honor by French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

July 1, 2010

Turner Classic Movies will feature Olivia's movies all day on August 27, 2010, as part of the "Summer Under the Stars" series. Starting at 6:00 AM (EST): Charge of the Light Brigade, 8:00AM-Dodge City. 10AM-Elizabeth & Essex. 12PM-Male Animal. 2PM-Princess O'Rourke. 4PM-Libel. 6PM-Light in the Piazza. 8PM-Heiress. 10PM-To Each His Own. 12:15 am-Snake Pit. 2:15-Not As A Stranger. 4:45AM-Alibi Ike.

June 1, 2010

A number of Olivia's films will be showing in various US theaters on the big screen this summer. For more information, read the post here.

May 3, 2010

The Olivia-narrated documentary, "I Remember Better When I Paint" (2009) about Alzheimer’s disease is scheduled to screen in Chicago at the Gene Siskel Film Center.

Program to be introduced by Tony Jones with panel to follow
Gene Siskel Film Center • 164 N. State St.
$10/General Admission, $7/Students (with I.D.), $5/Film Center Members
Discounted parking at the InterPark Self-Park at 20 E. Randolph St.
312-846-2600 •

For tickets and more information go to

April 21, 2010

The Warner Brothers Archive offered a value-pack of 8 Olivia de Havilland films for sale online at the WB Shop (no longer available).

March 19, 2010

Olivia is interviewed by the London Evening Standard. Read article here.

Discussed in the interview: Havilland’s youth, her early years in Los Angeles, Joan, Errol Flynn, Gone with the Wind, the Academy Awards, and Meryl Streep.

March 11, 2010

Contributing blogger Rosalita Gitao reviews Olivia-narrated documentary "I Remember When I Paint" on Huffington Post (Read the Post)

January 13, 2010

Boston University's Alzheimers Disease Center screens the Olivia-narrated documentary "I Remember Better When I Paint" with a discussion by physicians. Read Review by Max Wallack

December 15, 2009

Article posted on 70 years on, ‘Gone With the Wind’ still holds up

November 17 2009

70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition of "Gone With the Wind" is released on DVD and Blue-Ray. Source: Classic Flix page on the DVD/Blue-Ray set

Friday-Saturday November 13-14, 2009

The Gone With the Wind Museum in Marietta, Georgia celebrated the 70th anniversary of the film with a costume ball, movie screening, autograph signings — a full two days worth of events.

Olivia did not attend, but the following cast members participated in events:

Ann Rutherford (“Carreen O’Hara”)
Mary Anderson (“Maybelle Merriweather”)
Mickey Kuhn (“Beau Wilkes” age 7)
Cammie King Conlon (“Bonnie Blue Butler”)
Patrick Curtis (“Baby Beau Wilkes”)
Greg Giese (Infant “Bonnie” & Infant “Beau”)

October 28, 2009

The Cantor Film Center at New York University screens the new documentary "I Remember When I Paint", narrated by Olivia. The event was free and open to the public, and featured a panel discussion with noted physicians.

"I Remember Better When I Paint" is the first international documentary about the positive impact of art and other creative therapies on people with Alzheimer's and how these approaches can change the way we look at the disease. A film by Eric Ellena and Berna Huebner, presented by French Connection Films and the Hilgos Foundation, and narrated by Olivia de Havilland. Among those who are featured are noted doctors and Yasmin Aga Khan, president of Alzheimer's Disease International and daughter of Rita Hayworth, who had Alzheimer's.

November 17, 2008 (post)

Olivia returns to the US again and is presented with a National Endowment for the Arts medal at the White House in Washinton DC, for her lifetime achievements and contributions to American culture as an actress. Press Release | Video clip | Photos (from

March 2008

Olivia visits the US and attends the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences' centennial tribute to Bette Davis, Olivia's good friend. Robert Osborne interviews Olivia on stage at the event. Photos can be seen here.

March 2008

The March 2008 Vanity Fair issue ran a "question and answer" page, featuring Joan (age 90 at the time). It was accompanied by a really nice picture of Joan. Read more about it from the blog report of the Kitty Packard Pictorial or the Vanity Fair page.


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