Well, I've been waiting and waiting to see if anyone was going to announce a Blogathon dedicated to Olivia de Havilland on the event of her 100th birthday but seeing as no one has announced one yet and since Olivia is one of my top favorite actresses, I have decided to take the plunge. My Co-host for this amazing event will be the wonderful Crystal of In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood! You can see her announcement post here.
In addition to being the oldest Oscar-winner alive and beloved as Melanie in the classic Gone With the Wind, Olivia de Havilland also made a number of other well beloved films and changed the way stars were treated by their studios. She was (and is!) also just plain gorgeous to look at! If I could pick any Hollywood star to look like it would probably be her. And if anyone deserves a Blogathon in their honor, it is her, especially since she will be turning 100 on July 1st!!!
I'm going to make this short and sweet.
1. Anything related to Olivia de Havilland is fine. Up to TWO Duplicates of her films is allowed, so if you see that only one blogger is writing about, say, Captain Blood, you are free to write about it also. If there are already two writing about it then please choose another film (or write about all of her films with Flynn or a list of your favorite de Havilland/Flynn films - you get the idea). You can do a general overview of her films, her relationship with her sister, her association with Errol Flynn, her friendship with Bette Davis, her fight with Warner Brothers, whatever!! The topics are endless!!! Here is her filmography on IMDb to get you started.
2. Once you have made your choice, let me or Crystal know in the comments below or on her blog.
Then, grab a banner below (as you can see I got a little carried away) and share on your blog!! That's all!!!
Let's make this the greatest Blogathon ever!!! Wouldn't it be great if there were 100 entries!!! Spread the word so that everyone has an opportunity to honor this celebrated actress!!!
Phyllis Loves Classic Movies: They Died With Their Boots On (1942)
Bewitched with Classic TV: Television appearances of Olivia de Havilland
In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood: Life Story of Olivia de Havilland & The Heiress (1949)
Back to Golden Days: The Heiress (1949)
Pop Culture Reverie: To Each His Own (1946)
Moon in Gemini: Gone With the Wind (1939)
Hamlette's Soliloquy: The Proud Rebel (1958)
Cav Drivers and Coffee Pots (previously Musings of an Introvert): A Midsummer's Night Dream (1935) & The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
The Wonderful World of Cinema: The Dark Mirror (1946)
A Shroud Of Thoughts: It’s Love I’m After (1937)
Cinema Cities: Olivia de Havilland’s Oscar nominated performances.
Silver Screenings: The Snake Pit (1948)
Critica Retro: The Strawberry Blonde (1941)
B Noir Detour: The Dark Mirror (1946)
The Cinematic Frontier: Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)
Way Too Damn Lazy To Host A Blogathon: The Great Garrick (1937)
Define Dancing: Tribute to Olivia de Havilland
Lauren Champkin: Gone With The Wind (1939)
Love Letters to Old Hollywood: The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
Princess O’Rourke (1943) The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)
Meredy: Not as a Stranger (1955)
Karavansara Blog: Raffles (1939)
Wolffian Classic Movies Digest: In This Our Life (1942)
Defiant Success: The Olivia de Havilland and Errol Flynn collaborations
portraitsbyjenni: Dodge City (1939)
The Motion Pictures: Olivia de Havilland tribute/ Life story
All Good Things: Government Girl (1943)
Smitten Kitten Vintage: Santa Fe Trail (1940)
Caftan Woman: The Male Animal (1942)
LA Explorer: Devotion (1946)
Cindy Bruchman: The Snake Pit (1948)
Goose Pimply All Over: To Each His Own (1946)
Silver Screen Modes: My Cousin Rachel (1952)
Movie Rob: The Ambassador's Daughter (1956)
Movie Classics: Hold Back the Dawn (1941)
Big V Riot Squad: Olivia de Havilland on the Radio
The Last Drive in: Lady in a Cage (1964)
Statis Pro 1978 Replay: Alibi Ike (1935)
Dark Lane Creative: Lady in a Cage (1964)
Stars and Letters: Correspondence from Olivia
Musings of a Classic Film Addict: The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)
Danny Reviews: Hush Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)
Classic Film Obsessions: Olivia’s appearance as “Mystery Guest” on “What’s My Line”
The Blogathon has started!! Click here for the posts!
Jane Wyman is very excited, as you can see :)