OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 79950
Sale Price $247.50
GONE WITH THE WIND: OLIVIA de HAVILLANDSigned 10x8 movie still from Gone with the Wind, showing her "Melanie" with Vivien Leigh's "Scarlet." Photograph signed: "All my best/Olivia de Havilland". B/w, 10x8 affixed to sheet of similar size. A scene from the Academy Award winning 1939 film, Gone With the Wind, picturing Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara (left) and Olivia de Havilland as Melanie Hamilton. For her role as Melanie, de Havilland was nominated for her first Academy Award, Best Supporting Actress. 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. Fine condition. Light surface scratch in upper background. Fine condition.
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