Larry, Vivien and Alfred Hitchcock’s Rebecca

(This post is in conjunction with the blog Viv and Larry’s Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier Blogathon.) Early in the summer of 1939, when principal photography on David O’Selznick’s soon-to-be masterpiece Gone with the Wind had finally finished, Vivien Leigh boarded a plane and headed to New York to be reunited with Laurence Olivier. She […]

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Larry, Vivien and Alfred Hitchcock's Rebecca

(This post is in conjunction with the blog Viv and Larry’s Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier Blogathon.) Early in the summer of 1939, when principal photography on David O’Selznick’s soon-to-be masterpiece Gone with the Wind had finally finished, Vivien Leigh boarded a plane and headed to New York to be reunited with Laurence Olivier. She […]

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Goodbye, Elizabeth. Farewell, Hollywood.

“Look for it only in books for it is no more than a dream remembered—a civilization gone with the wind.” With today’s passing of Dame Elizabeth Taylor, I could not quite get those opening credits of David O Selznick’s Gone with the Wind out of my mind. Taylor is not the last star of Hollywood’s […]

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Joan Fontaine – A Fan Remembers

One of our readers was kind enough to share a first-hand experience involving screen legend (and perennial Pictorial favorite) Joan Fontaine. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did! My father, who’d be 91 were alive today, was a charming and most unusual man. When I was 10 or 11, back in the […]

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The Truly Divine Olivia de Havilland

The magnificent Olivia de Havilland turns 94 years young today. Born in 1916 in Tokyo, Japan, where father held a legal practice, the de Havillands immigrated to California two years later for health reasons. The two year old Olivia and her one year old sister, Joan, would both grow up in the golden warmth of […]

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