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Olivia de Havilland, RIP

The last surviving actress of the Hollywood golden age has passed away at the grand old age of 104.

RIP Miss de Havilland.  

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  • RIP Last of the cast from Gone With The Wind
  • Terrific actress, English Rose  .. R I P
  • As a teenager, not only did I collect autographs from Charlton players but also Hollywood greats, whom I wrote to requesting a signed photo. Somewhere I have an album containing Marlene Dietrich, Kirk Douglas, Burt Lancaster, Bette Davis, etc. Olivia de Havilland sent me a signed photo of her in 'Gone with the Wind'. It's sad that another link with that era has gone.

    What a great thing to have.  @stig and @cafc999 may wish to chat with you.

    RIP Olivia
  • As a teenager, not only did I collect autographs from Charlton players but also Hollywood greats, whom I wrote to requesting a signed photo. Somewhere I have an album containing Marlene Dietrich, Kirk Douglas, Burt Lancaster, Bette Davis, etc. Olivia de Havilland sent me a signed photo of her in 'Gone with the Wind'. It's sad that another link with that era has gone.

    What a great thing to have.  @stig and @cafc999 may wish to chat with you.

    RIP Olivia
    A friend and I found an advert in a film magazine for film stars addresses - £5 for 40. We wrote to the oldest stars, on the basis that time was running out for them! I would never have expected Olivia de Havilland to have been alive 35 years later. Several never replied such as Garbo and Bardot but the majority did. 
  • TTM (Through The Mail) has always been a risky way of collecting autographs, especially those of Hollywood A Listers as many of them get their secretaries to sign on their behalf.
  • What a classic beauty!

    RIP
  • cafc999 said:
    TTM (Through The Mail) has always been a risky way of collecting autographs, especially those of Hollywood A Listers as many of them get their secretaries to sign on their behalf.
    Ah, my dreams are shattered. I hoped at the time that as their glory days had passed, they may receive less mail and I knocked a few years off my real age, thinking that posing as a 12-year-old might get lead to the Hollywood icon taking pity on me and sending me a genuine signed photo. I also asked them to sign them to me (my first name) as I had no interest in selling them. From what you say, I reckon I have ONE definitely genuine reply - a typed letter and signed photo, not from a Hollywood star, but Joan Sims!
  • She starred in one of my favourite films, the Robin Hood one with Errol Flynn. I watched It over and over again in the cinema on the ten pound pom boat taking us to Australia (no, I wasn’t being transported), I was six years old and was absolutely captivated. Picked it up on DVD a couple of years back, and it’s still magical to watch. I know she was in Gone with the Wind, but she’ll always be Maid Marion to me.

    RIP
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  • Wow, fantastic age to have achieved.
  • cafc999 said:
    TTM (Through The Mail) has always been a risky way of collecting autographs, especially those of Hollywood A Listers as many of them get their secretaries to sign on their behalf.
    Ah, my dreams are shattered. I hoped at the time that as their glory days had passed, they may receive less mail and I knocked a few years off my real age, thinking that posing as a 12-year-old might get lead to the Hollywood icon taking pity on me and sending me a genuine signed photo. I also asked them to sign them to me (my first name) as I had no interest in selling them. From what you say, I reckon I have ONE definitely genuine reply - a typed letter and signed photo, not from a Hollywood star, but Joan Sims!
    Joan Sims is a superstar in my books, if only for her Carry On performances. 

    I’ve got Sid James autograph on a Bless This House photo. My wife used to teach the granddaughter of Diana Copeland and she donated it to a school fundraiser auction. She attended the night as well and signed the picture too after I’d won it (I was so desperate to win it, I was bidding against myself at one point). She was a lovely lady.
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