“Forgotten Hollywood”- Dame Olivia…

Posted on June 16, 2017 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`Olivia de Havilland, at 100, has become the oldest named Dame. Two weeks before her 101st birthday —  the Gone with the Wind  star is acknowledged for service to Drama:  Dame Commander the Order of the British Empire.

“`Born to British parents in Tokyo on the first day of the Battle of the Somme,  Dame Olivia moved to California when she was young. She first gained attention for her work with Errol Flynn in films, including Captain Blood and The Adventures Of Robin Hood, with the pair considered as a perfect on-screen match.  She won two Best Actress Oscars for To Each His Own and The Heiress.

“`She was responsible for the so-called De Havilland Law,  a landmark 1944 ruling that ended the tight grip studios had on contract actors, and was widely seen as the beginning of the end for the old Hollywood studio system. It came after Dame Olivia sued Warner Brothers, when the studio extended her seven-year contract, to account for time she had spent on suspension for rejecting roles that executives wanted her to play.

“`Her career spanned six decades and 49 feature films – many considered to be classics. She’s one of the last surviving legends of Hollywood’s Golden Age.

“`Dame Olivia de Havilland is the perfect title for this icon of cinema.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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