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Joan Fontaine Estate - Art & Oscar - Heads to Christie's

“I married first, won the Oscar before Olivia did, and if I die first, she’ll undoubtedly be livid because I beat her to it!” sniffed screen starlet Joan Fontaine in 1978, referencing the lifelong feud between herself and her sister, actress Olivia de Havilland. 414 more words


Happy Birthday Joan Fontaine

Today is Joan Fontaine‘s 97th birthday.  If nothing else, watch The Women (1939) (and Rebecca and Suspicion and and and…), it is one of the best all time ensemble casts ever created.  729 more words


Classic Hollywood Birthdays

Constance Bennett, actress (1904-1965)

Curly Howard, comedian & actor (1903-1952)
Joan Fontaine, actress (1917-2013)
Annette Funicello, actress & singer (1942-2013)
Catherine Deneuve, actress (1943- )

Classic Hollywood Birthdays

Joan Fontaine's Legacy of Kindness

Joan Fontaine’s talent and beauty are legendary. But her kindness and grace, like the lady herself, were in a quieter key. She would take the time write back to every fan and honor any request she could, making all she wrote to feel as if they alone had captured her attention. 175 more words


Joan Fontaine: Pertenencias de la fallecida actriz serán subastadas por una buena causa

Las pertenencias de la fallecida estrella de cine Joan Fontaine, incluida la estatuilla del Oscar que se ganó en 1941, serán subastadas por una buena causa. 165 more words


Citizen Eyre

Not quite fair to follow the exquisite Cary Fukanaga JANE EYRE with Robert Stevenson’s 1943 Gothic potboiler, though normally I’d be likely to prefer the older film (produced by Orson Welles!) 737 more words


Rebecca (1938) - by Daphne du Maurier

A somewhat forgotten book today, it was interesting for me to discover that Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier, was one of the most successful books of the twentieth century, has been translated into many languages and has never been out of print. 1,387 more words