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OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 06/07/1958 - HFSID 80685

OLIVIA de HAVILLAND Olivia de Havilland sends a typed letter of regret that her schedule is so busy promoting "Proud Rebel" that she will not be able to see a friend. Typed Letter Signed: "Olivia de Havilland", 1p, 7¼x10½.

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OLIVIA de HAVILLAND Olivia de Havilland sends a typed letter of regret that her schedule is so busy promoting "Proud Rebel" that she will not be able to see a friend. Typed Letter Signed: "Olivia de Havilland", 1p, 7¼x10½. The Stanhope Hotel, New York, New York, 1958 June 7. To Herb Geller, in full: "You were very kind to write, and I am very pleased, indeed, to learn that you and Mrs. Geller saw the Ed Murrow program and the you enjoyed it. As you have surmised, our schedule on this visit to the States for the openings across the country of 'Proud Rebel' is a very heavy one, and I am very much afraid that it will not leave us enough time to arrange to see you and Mrs Geller, which I regret. The production and distribution companies for the film have made up the schedule so that we leave New York on Monday of each week for Chicago or Detroit or some other city or cities and do not return until the weekend, at which time a whole series of professional obligations must be met in Manhattan. I know that you will understand the difficulty of our situation. Again my thanks for your kind letter and all its gracious good wishes; here are our own best wishes for you and your wife, Most sincerely," 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. Fold crease not through "H" and "d" of Havilland. Otherwise, fine condition.

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