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Wait For The Moment When: Judith Anderson as Mrs Danvers...

…shows Joan Fontaine the eponymous Rebecca’s knickers and transparent nightie, “made specially for her by the nuns in the convent of St Clare”. St Clare is the patroness of light (and television¤) and light is everywhere in this scene. 975 more words


Hollywood’s Most Famous Sibling Rivalry

For three quarters of a century, the supposed feud between sisters Olivia de Havilland and Joan Fontaine was the stuff of tabloid dreams. Only 15 months apart, the sisters pursued the same career, competed for the same Oscars and even cozied up to some of the same men. 642 more words

The Bigamist

Released:  1953

Cast:  Joan Fontaine, Ida Lupino, Edmond O’Brien, Edmund Gwenn

SUMMARY:  Harry Graham (Edmond O’Brien) and his wife Eve (Joan Fontaine) are trying to adopt a child.  762 more words

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

TCM Classic Film Festival Day 2: The Dawn of Technicolor, STEAMBOAT BILL JR., REBECCA, BOOM!

Dear readers, I’m usually so good about posting right after festival events, but after several late nights, I needed some sleep. The festival is now over, and I’m getting back into the swing of things. 954 more words

Lara Gabrielle Fowler

Sandra Dee with Jean Simmons, Joan Fontaine and Piper Laurie

Sandra Dee (born 1942 or 44): as one of four New Zealand sisters during the second World War in Until They Sail (1957).


The Second Mrs. de Winter

On the way to my study I pass a window that sits over the landing at the top of the stairs of my house. Through this window I see the vibrant shapes of workers in high-visibility gear, standing on the roof of a nearly finished apartment building. 1,904 more words

Musical Monday: Serenade (1956)

It’s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals.
In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 500. 408 more words