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"The weekend before we started shooting we all got together at Bette's, with the young writer, and Bette went over speech after speech that he had written for her. 'We don't need this, and we don't need that,' she would say, just tossing whole sections of her part away. She would slash her own part to bits, saving only the lines that counted, maybe two sentences out of a whole paragraph of dialogue. She knew she didn't need that much to say, since she could convey so much without speaking. She was just wonderful." -Olivia de Havilland, reflecting on Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte (1964) and quoted in Hollywood Royalty by Gregory Speck 💛

I was naturalized right before Pearl Harbor. Nine days later, I would have been classified as an enemy alien. I might have been sent to a camp. -#OliviaDeHavilland

A trio of nominees at the 14th Oscars: Actress in a Leading Role, Vivien Leigh ("Gone With the Wind"); Actor in a Leading Role, Laurence Olivier (Wuthering Heights); and Actress in a Supporting Role, Olivia de Havilland, Actress in a Supporting Role ("Gone With the Wind"). Of this group, only Leigh went home with a statuette that night in 1940. #Oscars90

**BREAKING NEWS** #OliviaDeHavilland, beloved star of stage and screen, woke up peacefully in her Paris apartment, this morning, aged 100. #LivviesBestLife

"I spoke to Aldrich again the next day, and told him that there was one way to play her, to give her the quality he saw, but which I didn't, and I explained it to him. 'Suppose you give her perfect manners. You wouldn't have to change a single scene. All you would have to do is to take out her rudeness,' I proposed. 'One word, one phrase, one line here and there. That's all. If you so that you keep the suspense going for the audience, for the way it's written they guess what's going on from the first scene.' He thought about that, and I continued, 'Where's the suspense the way you have it now? They know she's guilty if she's rude. And look how this will work for Bette, too." He said to me, 'I like your idea, and I'm going back right away, and I'll phone you.' Of course he had to talk to Bette first, but she saw that it made sense, for this way we could keep the suspense up right until the very last scene. I was pretty sure that Crawford understood that something was going wrong, and didn't know why, and that was what made her sick. She knew she had to get out of that project, and she was right to get out of it the way it was planned. The part as it was written, would have made a catastrophe of the film. They were trying to do the reverse of 'Baby Jane,' and it was wonderful showmanship in putting the two of them together again, but they tackled the role all wrong. I guess they wanted to give it some variety from the other part, in which she was always so gentle and polite.' (3/5) From 'Hollywood Royalty' by Gregory Speck #oliviadehavilland #hushhushsweetcharlotte

Things in #perioddrama movies that turn me into a puddle of romantic goo. A man kissing a woman's hand. It makes me all mushy every time. (Cue the wistful sigh and awwww) I made my husband take a wedding photo like this just because I love it so much. #bleakhouse #esthersommerson #annamaxwellmartin #alanwoodcourt #richardharrington #charlesdickens #prideandprejudice #elizabethbennet #greergarson #mrdarcy #laurenceolivier #janeausten #titanic #rosedewittbukater #katewinslet #leonardodicaprio #jackdawson #theadventuresofrobinhood #robinhood #ErrolFlynn #maidmarian #OliviadeHavilland #youngvictoria #emilyblunt #queenvictoria #rupertfriend #princealbert

Olivia, 1936 ⚡️💜
#oliviadehavilland #1930s

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Happy French Mother's Day to Miss. de Havilland. Pictured here with her (gorgeous) daughter Gisèle (now Mrs. Chulack) at the Golden Globes in 1987, where Miss. de Havilland won for her role as her "Imperial Highness" in Anastasia.| Mrs. Chulack, in an interview for the occasion of the MFAH Centennial Tribute to Miss. de Havilland, said "I am very grateful that my mother, whom I call 'Maman,' is still with me, she is the youngest, healthiest, most active and energetic centenarian, and even senior, I know. She is turning 100 years old and does not take any medication, just supplements." #oliviadehavilland #giselegalante #happymothersday

In New York writing an abundance of new material. Lots of things planned music wise. Updating my YouTube channel soon so stay tuned. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrKB-7o7tEZwgoJ7iX4BikQ #newyorkroots #nystateofmind #gothgeishaglam #minkpink #velvet #artflow #oldhollywood #vintage #couer #inattendu #fautedemieux #coupdegrace #voodoovixen #ultra #ootn #darkvibes #queenofcups #empress #highpriestess #ace #newchapter #OliviaDeHavilland #sleek #middlepart

"The weekend before we started shooting we all got together at Bette's, with the young writer, and Bette went over speech after speech that he had written for her. 'We don't need this, and we don't need that,' she would say, just tossing whole sections of her part away. She would slash her own part to bits, saving only the lines that counted, maybe two sentences out of a whole paragraph of dialogue. She knew she didn't need that much to say, since she could convey so much without speaking. She was just wonderful." -Olivia de Havilland, reflecting on Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte (1964) and quoted in Hollywood Royalty by Gregory Speck 💛

#IMDBrandon tonight was #159 on the list, 1939's Gone with the Wind. This was my first time seeing this classic in total and sorry to let down the fans of this movie but I really did not care for it. First, it's long...like way too long. I feel like there is a trimmed down version of this movie that would make it way better of a watch. Second, watching such a long movie starring two unlikeable characters makes it hard to find something to root for. Never do I really feel bad for things that happen to them, nor am I driven by want to see good things happen to them. Maybe if this was a 90 minute movie I could dig that more. With all that said, the last hour was definitely the most fascinating for me to watch. It takes this turn I wasn't expecting and as much as I despised the characters certain deaths were still gripping to see. I really don't get the fascination with this one, but I know it's a very popular film. 🤷‍♂️

"The weekend before we started shooting we all got together at Bette's, with the young writer, and Bette went over speech after speech that he had written for her. 'We don't need this, and we don't need that,' she would say, just tossing whole sections of her part away. She would slash her own part to bits, saving only the lines that counted, maybe two sentences out of a whole paragraph of dialogue. She knew she didn't need that much to say, since she could convey so much without speaking. She was just wonderful." (5/5) From "Hollywood Royalty" by Gregory Speck #oliviadehavilland #hushhushsweetcharlotte

"I spoke to Aldrich again the next day, and told him that there was one way to play her, to give her the quality he saw, but which I didn't, and I explained it to him. 'Suppose you give her perfect manners. You wouldn't have to change a single scene. All you would have to do is to take out her rudeness,' I proposed. 'One word, one phrase, one line here and there. That's all. If you so that you keep the suspense going for the audience, for the way it's written they guess what's going on from the first scene.' He thought about that, and I continued, 'Where's the suspense the way you have it now? They know she's guilty if she's rude. And look how this will work for Bette, too." He said to me, 'I like your idea, and I'm going back right away, and I'll phone you.' Of course he had to talk to Bette first, but she saw that it made sense, for this way we could keep the suspense up right until the very last scene. I was pretty sure that Crawford understood that something was going wrong, and didn't know why, and that was what made her sick. She knew she had to get out of that project, and she was right to get out of it the way it was planned. The part as it was written, would have made a catastrophe of the film. They were trying to do the reverse of 'Baby Jane,' and it was wonderful showmanship in putting the two of them together again, but they tackled the role all wrong. I guess they wanted to give it some variety from the other part, in which she was always so gentle and polite.' (3/5) From 'Hollywood Royalty' by Gregory Speck #oliviadehavilland #hushhushsweetcharlotte

The way Miss. de Havilland descends that staircase is Oscar worthy. Let's see what OdeH has to say about her role as Miriam Deering (1/5) | "In 1964, when Joan Crawford, who did have a very competitive relationship with Bette, didn't go through with 'Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte,' and ended up in an oxygen tent, they called me in Switzerland and asked me if I would do the part. I knew it was a very important production, along the lines of 'Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?,' but I told them I'd have to read the script. Well, Bette called and said, 'I just hope you say yes.' Then Robert Aldrich came with the script, which I read, and I said to him that I just couldn't do it, because this character was all dark, and on top of that she was rude. He said he wished I would read it again, and I said, 'Mr. Aldrich, when I make up my mind I never change it." | From 'Hollywood Royalty' by Gregory Speck #oliviadehavilland #hushhushsweetcharlotte

My face whenever anyone says "I wish Joan Crawford had played Miriam Deering in 'Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte." #oliviadehavilland #hushhushsweetcharlotte #sorrynotsorrylucille

The stunning Olivia de Havilland🎀

Olivia, 1936 ⚡️💜
#oliviadehavilland #1930s

On the set of "They Died with Their Boots On", 1941.

Channelling my inner #DorisDay #oliviadehavilland with my adorable new trousers and top from @prettylittlething cannot beat white stiletto heels 👌🏼 #summersday #gingham #Trexhand

I was naturalized right before Pearl Harbor. Nine days later, I would have been classified as an enemy alien. I might have been sent to a camp. -#OliviaDeHavilland

Imagine if these rings has special powers, it would summon thomas and friends and gwtw characters
Aquamarine- edward and melanie
Ruby- james and India
#gonewiththewind #aliciarhett #indiawilkes #oliviadehavilland #melaniehamilton #julydroplet #marchdroplet #pandoraring #thomasandfriends #jamestheredengine #edwardtheblueengine

Ms. Zibart continues her interview with "She is disarmingly frank about her life and her work. She answers even the warhouse questions about the long-standing feud with her sister Joan Fontaine, but not entirely seriously. 'I am 15 months older than she, and she does not treat me with the proper respect,' says the 61-year-old de Havilland, drawing herself up straight . 'Diplomatic relations have been broken off, and if they're ever reinstated, it will only be temporary. We're just such different personalities that there's bound to be crisis. I think my sister enjoys them actually, she creates them so often.' #oliviadehavilland #dragonlady

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