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WILLIAM HURT - MAGAZINE PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND - HFSID 216663

WILLIAM HURT and OLIVIA de HAVILLAND Both sign a full-page color magazine photo, which also contains printed text in which deHavilland explains why Hurt would have made a good Ashley Wilkes. Magazine Photograph signed: "William Hurt" and "Olivia/de/Havilland".

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WILLIAM HURT and OLIVIA de HAVILLAND Both sign a full-page color magazine photo, which also contains printed text in which deHavilland explains why Hurt would have made a good Ashley Wilkes. Magazine Photograph signed: "William Hurt" and "Olivia/de/Havilland". Color, 8½x10¾. Affixed to white cardstock of same size. Partial caption at lower left corner: "Hurt & De Havilland Jack Warner didn't want her to play Melanie in GWTW, but Olivia de Havilland persuaded Mrs. Jack to sweet-talk her husband into O.K.'ing the loan-out. William Hurt, she muses, 'might have been very effective as Ashley Wilkes. There is something sensitive and vulnerable about him.' De Havilland, who calls the studio system 'terribly [cut off]ultifying' (she won two Oscars after leaving Warner's), believes Hurt would suffer as a contract player: 'His career [cut off]". WILLIAM HURT (b.1950) won an Academy Award for Best Actor in 1985 for Kiss of the Spider Woman and was nominated for Oscars in the same category for Children of a Lesser God (1986) and Broadcast News (1987). Hurt, who made his debut in 1980 in Altered States, became a star and sex symbol with his next film, Body Heat (1981), opposite Kathleen Turner. His other film credits include The Accidental Tourist (1988), Lost in Space (1998), A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (2001) and Tuck Everlasting (2002), and Hurt has also appeared in made-for-TV movies and was nominated for a Tony Award for Hurlyburly (1985). OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND (b. 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, 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. Creased and worn at upper and lower corners. Mid-horizontal fold, not at signatures or facial images. Fine condition.

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