OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND - LOBBY CARD SIGNED - HFSID 84713
OLIVIA de HAVILLAND Olivia de Havilland signs a lobby card from Libel with her co-star Dirk Bogarde. Lobby Card signed: "Olivia de Havilland". Color, 14x11. ©1959.
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OLIVIA de HAVILLAND Olivia de Havilland signs a lobby card from Libel with her co-star Dirk Bogarde. Lobby Card signed: "Olivia de Havilland". Color, 14x11. ©1959. De Havilland played Lady Maggie Loddon, who was deeply offended by accusations concerning her husband's identity and insists that he sue for libel. 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, which she mentions in the caption. 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. Lightly creased. 1¼-inch tear at right background has been repaired with tape on verso. Lightly soiled at margins, touching signature.