OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 74129
Sale Price $247.50
OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND.
Signed 10x8 color movie still from Gone with the Wind
Photograph signed: "Olivia/de/Havilland/Melanie". Color, 10x8. Pictured in her Academy Award-nominated role as Melanie Hamilton Wilkes in the 1939 blockbuster, Gone With the Wind. Also pictured are co-stars Clark Gable (Rhett Butler not signing) and Leslie Howard (Melanie's husband, Ashley Wilkes not signing). Olivia de Havilland (1916-2020), the sister of actress Joan Fontaine, received critical acclaim and Best Actress Academy Awards for her roles in To Each His Own (1946) and The Heiress (1949). She was also nominated for an Oscar for Gone With the Wind (1939), of which she is the last surviving star, Hold Back the Dawn (1941) and The Snake Pit (1948). In addition to her acting on the stage and screen, de Havilland is known for fighting the studio system. The actress sued Warner Bros. for extending her seven-year contract by tacking on several months for which she had been suspended for refusing to take a part. Although de Havilland spent three years off the screen, she ultimately won her case, and the "De Havilland Law", as it came to be called, ensured that studios were no longer able to engage in the practice of extending contract time. Slightly creased at lower left corner. Fine condition.
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