Friday, July 1, 2016

The Olivia de Havilland Centenary Blogathon Day 1!

Olivia de Havilland's 100th birthday has finally arrived and I am excited to be celebrating this monumental day with my co-host Crystal of In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood.

I am looking forward to all of the excellent entries that have been written to celebrate the birth of this beautiful lady who has done so much. In Robert Osborne's essay to celebrate the birthday of his friend Olivia, he wrote, "It is her birthday but we're the ones who get the presents." How true that statement is. Not only has it given all of  us an opportunity to write about such a prolific and beloved actress, but we also get to enjoy many of her films showing on TCM throughout the entire month of July. You can view her page on the TCM website here to see the full lineup.

And now, what you've all been waiting for. The posts (updated throughout the day):

Yours truly reviews Olivia's last performance with Errol Flynn in
They Died with Their Boots on (1942).

Also, check out my post on Princess O'Rourke (1943) that I wrote for the Royalty in Film Blogathon last month. You can also check out my Top Ten List of de Havilland films.

Silver Screenings tells us what happens when Olivia de Havilland Visits the Snake Pit.

Love Letters to Old Hollywood writes a letter to Olivia de Havilland as Maid Marion. is no stranger when it comes to Olivia in Not as a Stanger (1955), though the rest of us may be! She has also written a fantastic post detailing all of Olivia's films being shown on TCM this month. I highly recommend checking it out!

B Noir Detour gives us a double dose of Olivia in The Dark Mirror (1946).

The Big V Riot Squad does a broadcast on Olivia de Haviland on the Air.

Cindy Bruchman also tells us what happens when Olivia de Havilland is in The Snake Pit (1948)

Karavansara spends time with Olivia in Raffles (1939)

Wolffian Classic Movies Digest sympathizes with Olivia in In This Our Life (1942).

Hamlette's Soliloquy reviews the little known The Proud Rebel (1958).

Goose Pimply All Over shows Olivia's wide range of acting skills in To Each His Own (1946).

The Motion Pictures talks about five of Olivia's films in her Overview of Olivia's Illustrious Career.

Silver Screen Modes talks about Olivia's outstanding performance in My Cousin Rachel (1952).

Cinema Cities covers Olivia de Havilland's Oscar-Nominated Performances.

The Cinematic Frontier talks about the chilling film Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964).

Define Dancing wishes a Happy 100th Birthday to Olivia de Havilland with a lovely tribute post.

Day 2 | Day 3 | Wrap-up



  1. Hi Phyllis. My entry is ready.
    Joe Thompson
    The Big V Riot Squad
    Olivia De Havilland On the Air

  2. Hi, Phyl! My review of The Proud Rebel is up here :-) Thanks so much for hosting this!

  3. Happy Olivia day! Here's my post:

  4. Thanks for the kind words! :) Lots of great entries today!

  5. Hello! Here it is The Strawberry Blonde review:

  6. Hi Phyllis. Thanks to you and Crystal for doing all the hard work to organize this blogathon. We are lucky to have dedicated film fans and bloggers like the two of you.