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Every Frenchman Has One by Olivia de Havilland

Published in 1962, this memoir detailed Olivia de Havilland’s transition from Hollywood film star to Parisian resident. Leaving America in 1953, she followed a Frenchman to Paris, where she became Mrs Pierre Galante and set up home on the Left Bank of the River Seine, but has since moved to the Right Bank, where she resides in a house as tall as it is wide. 255 more words

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#FeministClassics: 'The Heiress'

Olivia de Havilland, who you might know as Melanie from Gone with the Wind, recently celebrated her 100th birthday. The occasion reminded me of a movie I saw a few years back at The TCM Classic Film Festival – William Wyler’s 1949 classic… 933 more words

Seen At The TCM Film Festival


It is the middle of the night—

pain meds have worn off,

I can fantasize the Green Fairy of Absinthe on a sugar cube,

but it’s not, just the usual pharmacy for back pain. 190 more words


Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte - Review

I first watched this movie as a child (a creepy child who liked sad and creepy things) and I really fell in love with its spooky sense of atmosphere, crazy plot filled with fantastically twisty thriller/horror goodness, and Betty Davis’s main character, who manages to seem at times both completely innocent and violently insane. 461 more words


Why We Need Art

I hope you enjoyed my last podcast with Barbara de Biasi giving us insight into the power of music. Among other things, there’s solid evidence that it can help delay dementia symptoms. 246 more words


The Dread Fox and the Down-home Dandy, part four

A swashbuckling wild west space opera romance in seven parts, culminating in an absurd extended mathporn nod to M John Harrison.

Part 1, 2… 1,708 more words


Favorite things about... They Died With Their Boots On (1941)

Note: This month, the classic film community celebrates 100 years of Olivia de Havilland, who had this very special birthday on July 1. I made a post for her birthday, but thought it would also be fitting to dedicate this month’s “Favorite Things Friday” to one of her wonderful films! 781 more words