Vintage Grudge Match

In honour of Joan Fontaine’s birthday. Olivia de Havilland must be rather pleased with herself. #anoldiebutagoodie

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Earlier in December Oscar winning actress Joan Fontaine passed away at the age of 96.

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If you are not familiar with Fontaine, perhaps you remember her sister Olivia de Haviland, who is now 97.

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de Havilland is best known as stoic and sweet Melanie in “Gone with the Wind”.

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Why, you couldn’t ask for a more wholesome, more selfless woman than Miss Melanie in “GWTW“; which is understandably why Scarlett O’Hara wanted to steal her husband and see her destroyed.

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Olivia also starred in eight films with Errol Flynn–who was a swashbuckling seducer of the times. (The expression “in like Flynn” originated from the actor’s prowess.  In his later years he tried to write a memoir called “In Like Me”…which was rejected by publishers. A hard drinking gentleman with a penchant for morphine and and heroin, his career crumbled after a pesky statutory rape charge from…

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