joan de havilland

Getting real tired of nasty, ignorant comments about Olivia de Havilland.

Originally posted by deneuveing

So you may have heard that the 101 year old, unsung cornerstone Queen of the film industry Dame Olivia de Havilland…

Slayer of Warner Bros, winner of 2 Oscars, blacklisted by Warners and unable to find employment during the court case, so traveled across the US to support the troops during WWII, survivor of an abusive relationship, had two kids, but lost one to Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, forever loyal bestie to Bette Davis, still has a mind as sharp as nails and never lets big headed Hollywood arseholes walk all over her…

…has death wished upon her cos she’s suing the guy who made Glee…

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Robert called me. Then Olivia called me. She just did not want to play a villainess. I begged her to reconsider. “Livvie, you must,” I said. “You would be wonderful in this.” The next day, she told Aldrich she had reread the script, had talked to me, and would take the part. Which meant that she had to leave for the United States almost immediately. When her plane landed in California at two or three o’clock in the morning - the Paris flights always get in at peculiar times - I was at the airport to meet her.

- Bette Davis in This ‘N That, 1989, p. 143