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OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 08/21/1945 - HFSID 80684

OLIVIA de HAVILLAND Olivia de Havilland sends a typed letter of condolences and mentions Lauren Bacall, Robert Walker, Jennifer Jones, and Walter Abel. Typed Letter Signed: "Olivia de Havilland", 2p, 5¼x6½ personal letterhead. Hollywood, California, 1945 August 21.

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OLIVIA de HAVILLAND
Olivia de Havilland sends a typed letter of condolences and mentions Lauren Bacall, Robert Walker, Jennifer Jones, and Walter Abel.
Typed Letter Signed: "Olivia de Havilland", 2p, 5¼x6½ personal letterhead. Hollywood, California, 1945 August 21. To Herb Geller, in full: "Thank you for your nice letter and the article. I'm sorry to say I've no new photos yet but I am enclosing my latest snapshot [not present] in case I haven't already sent you one like it. I am personally a firm believer in the value of training in no matter what profession. I believe you can get good training from stock company work, but that failing this experience a good drama tic school will provide much experience. Why not try to get into a stock company first? Of course a school like the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York has turned out Lauren Bacall, Robert Walker, Jennifer Jones, Walter Abel and a great many other actors and actresses. Our picture will be finished soon and then I am going to take a vacation for several months. All good wishes," Olivia de Havilland (born in 1916), 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 near signature. Fine condition.

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