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Friday July 1st marks a milestone in the life of Olivia de Havilland, who will be celebrating her 100th year of birth. To commemorate her centennial I am honored to be co-hosting a blogathon with the lovely Phyllis from Phyllis Loves Classic Movies


Olivia de Havilland rose to stardom in 1939 when she played the role of cousin, Melanie in Gone With The Wind. Following the films success de Havilland was cast in an array of critically acclaimed productions that spotlighted her versatility as an actress and garnering her Academy Award nominations.

It’s not often that one of cinema’s most prominent stars reaches the wipe old age of 100, but Olivia who is known for her longevity and for being the oldest Oscar winner alive will be  accomplishing everything on July 1st when she hits that remarkable age. With all that said it’s only natural that Phyllis and I decided to pay homage to Olivia on her centenary by hosting a blogathon.



1. Feel free to write about any subject relating to Olivia de Havilland or any aspect of her life and career. As long as the topic relates to Olivia or her filmography, it’s more than welcome.

2. Due to Olivia’s extensive body of work and a diverse range of topics, I’m allowing no more than two duplicate entries. If you have a film or topic in mind, act fast. It’s first in best dressed.

3. When: The Blogathon will be held on July 1st – 3rd, 2016, so you can post on any of those dates.

4. To express your interest in participating in the blogathon, leave a comment on my blog or on Phyllis’s blog along with the name and URL of your blog, and the subject you wish to cover, or you can always register by email at: or by contacting Phyllis at For those of you who wish to register by email, please be sure to include the name and URL of your blog, and the topic you wish to cover. Once you get confirmation, please spread the word about this blogathon by advertising the event on your blog. Below are a few banners, so grab yourself a banner, and let’s all join Olivia on this special occasion by helping her celebrate her 100th Birthday.

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In The Good Old Days Of Classic HollywoodOlivia de Havilland life story and The Heiress ( 1949 )

Phyllis Loves Classic MoviesThey Died With Their Boots On ( 1941 )

Back To Golden DaysThe Heiress ( 1949 )

Pop Culture Reverie: To Each His Own ( 1946 )

Moon In Gemini: Gone With The Wind ( 1939 )

Hamlette’s SoliloquyThe Proud Rebel ( 1958 )

Musings Of An Introvert: A Midsummer’s Night Dream ( 1935 ) and The Adventures Of Robin Hood ( 1938 )

The Wonderful World Of Cinema: Dark Mirror ( 1946 )

A Shroud Of Thoughts: It’s Love I’m After ( 1937 )

Cinema Cities: Olivia de Havilland’s Oscar nominated performances.

Silver ScreeningsThe Snake Pit ( 1948 )

Critica RetroThe Strawberry Blonde ( 1941 )

B Noir Detour: Dark Mirror ( 1946 )

The Cinematic Frontier: Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte ( 1964 )

Old Hollywood Films: Light In The Piazza ( 1962 )

Way Too Damn Lazy To Write A Blog: The Great Garrick ( 1937 )

Simoa Writes: Olivia de Havilland tribute.

Bewitched With Classic TV: Olivia de Havilland’s television appearances.

Lauren ChampkinGone With The Wind ( 1939 )

Love Letters To Old Hollywood: The Adventures Of Robin Hood ( 1938 )

Christina Rehner: Princess O’Rourke ( 1943 )

Karavansara: The Raffles ( 1939 )

Wolffian Classic Movies Digest: In This Our Life ( 1942 )

Defiant Success: The Olivia de Havilland and Errol Flynn collaborations. Not As A Stranger ( 1955 )

Portraits By Jenni: Dodge City ( 1939 )

The Motion Pictures: Olivia de Havilland tribute/ Life story.

All Good Things: Government Girl ( 1943 )

An Ode To Dust: Wings Of The Navy ( 1939 )

Smitten Kitten Vintage: Santa Fe Trail ( 1940 )

Caftan Woman: The Male Animal ( 1942 )

LA Explorer: Devotion ( 1946 )

Cindy Bruchman: The Snake Pit ( 1948 )

 Goose Pimply All Over: To Each His Own ( 1946 )

Silver Screen Modes: My Cousin Rachel ( 1952 )

Movie Rob: The Ambassador’s Daughter ( 1956 )

Movie Classics: Hold Back The Dawn ( 1941 )

Big V Riot Squad: Olivia de Havilland on the radio

The Last Drive In: Lady In A Cage ( 1964 )

Strictly Vintage Hollywood: The Strawberry Blonde ( 1941 )

Status Pro 1978 Replay: Alibi Ike ( 1935 )

Dark Lane Creative: Lady In A Cage ( 1964 )

Stars and Letters: Correspondence from Olivia

Musings Of A Classic Film Addict: The Private Lives Of Elizabeth and Essex ( 1939 )

Reel Weedgie Midget: The Swarm ( 1978 )

Danny Reviews: Hush Hush, Sweet Charlotte ( 1964 )

Classic Film Obsessions: Olivia’s appearance as “Mystery Guest” on “What’s My Line”



  1. I see you already have one for The Dark Mirror. I’d like to be the second, as it’s her only noir. I’ll pick a specific topic, most likely gender roles from a feminist film studies perspective.


  2. simoawrites2016

    Hi Crystal, I messed up on my last comment. I’d like to write about My Love Came Back and My Cousin Rachel. My blog is Define Dancing:


  3. Hi Crystal! I’m going to force myself to finish my Monolith update in time for your blogathon, so I’ll go ahead and reserve ‘Alibi Ike’, if that’s cool. Thanks again for letting me take part in the festivities!


  4. annsblyth

    Hi, lovelies! Could I write about The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex if that’s not taken? This will be my first blogathon from this blog, so I’m really excited!


  5. Hi Crystal, I just wanted to let you know that it’s looking like I’ll have to withdraw my entry from your blogathon. I’m terribly sorry to be missing it, but I have a great big scheduling conflict before/during/after the blogathon dates, so I will not be able to find any time to write up a post. Again, thanks so much for inviting me!


  6. Hello! If it’s not too late I’d like to join the blogathon with a post about Olivia’s appearances as ‘Mystery Guest’ on “What’s My Line” in the 1950s and 60s. I expect this will be posted on Sunday 7/3 but could be earlier…

    Thank you!



  7. Hi Crystal,

    I was going to write about Princess O’Rourke, but unfortunately, the DVD seems to have gotten lost in the mail and I do not have it at all. I was wondering if I could write about The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex instead?


    1. Since only one person is writing about it that is fine!!! Luckily I recently wrote about Princess O’Rourke and included the link for it in my post so it will still be represented 🙂

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