grauman's theatre

Il materiale di origine: Jason Merritt / US Postal Service “Star Wars” R2-D2 mailbox, on Hollywood Boulevard in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, CA. (19th March, 2007)

While doing a photo search yesterday, I came across this gem from almost ten years ago. 😊

Olivia de Havilland
  • Nominated for 5 Oscars, Won 2 for Best Actress
  • Nominated for 3 Golden Globes, Won 2
  • Starred in Gone with the Wind, 1939 (one of cinema’s most iconic films)
  • Her first film was released in 1935.
  • She took Warner Bros. to court and won thus creating the de Havilland Law - “de Havilland’s legal victory reduced the power of the studios and extended greater creative freedom to performers. The decision was one of the most significant and far-reaching legal rulings in Hollywood. The decision came to be informally known, and is still known to this day, as the “de Havilland law”
  • This is an ongoing issue that affects the music industry and de Havilland’s achievement is still helping those in the music industry today fight the same battle “I ended up meeting with her in Paris and we had a wonderful time together and I thanked her for fighting the studios back then so I could fight them now.” - Jared Leto (THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS)
  • She made 49 Feature Films and 9 TV movies/series
  • She was awarded the National Medal of Arts at the White House in 2008 “the highest honor conferred to an individual artist on behalf of the people of the United States“
  • Has her hand and footprints at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, Hollywood (ceremony held in 1952)
  • Star on the Walk of Fame for Motion Picture at 6762 Hollywood Blvd since 1960
  • Olivia de Havilland will turn 100 on 1st July, 2016

…HOWEVER…

AFI (American Film Institute) Life Achievement Award - Honoring an individual whose career in motion pictures or television has greatly contributed to the enrichment of American culture.

The Trustees initially specified that the recipient must be one who fundamentally advanced the art of film and whose achievements had been acknowledged by the general public as well as by film scholars and critics and the individual’s peers. The Trustees also specified that the work of the recipient must have withstood the test of time.

OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND HAS NOT GOT A LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD!

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Betty Grable and her prints

Is well known that every huge star have left their hand and foot prints on the cement of the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre… Betty had the most famous legs of her time, (even insured them for $1 million), and in 2/15/1943 she left her prints on the cement - (including her leg’s print)