OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 04/06/1993 - HFSID 313657
OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND Writing from Paris, the actress replies to a well-wisher at Christmas. Typed Letter signed: "Olivia de Havilland", 1 page, 8¼x11¼. Paris, France, 1993 April 6.
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OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND Writing from Paris, the actress replies to a well-wisher at Christmas. Typed Letter signed: "Olivia de Havilland", 1 page, 8¼x11¼. Paris, France, 1993 April 6. To "Dear Harry Slapinski", in full: "How very kind you were to remember me at Christmas time. I so much appreciated your good wishes for the season and the new year. May the months ahead by especially generous with you. Most sincerely". Olivia de Havilland (1916-2020), was the sister (and none too amicable rival) of actress Joan Fontaine. She received 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. Normal mailing folds. Light surface creases. Fine condition.
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