In a little less than a month, the legendary Dame Olivia de Havilland will be celebrating her 103rd birthday on July 1st, a monumental occasion that is celebrated worldwide.

To honor Olivia and her indelible legacy, Laura from Phyllis Loves Classic Movies and myself from In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood, are elated to be shining the spotlight on Olivia for the fourth consecutive year.


For those bloggers who would like to join the party, there are some rules that must be adhered to. Please read the following. 

1. If you wish to participate in the blogathon, please select a topic relating to Olivia de Havilland. You can write about her extensive resume of films, her relationship with frequent co-star Errol Flynn, her friendship with Bette Davis or whatever subject piques your interest. All we ask is that there be no more than two duplicates. We want this event to be as diverse as possible. Also, you are welcome to write more than one entry if you wish. However, there is a limit of three posts per person.

2. The blogathon will take place on July 1st and will run through to July 3rd. You are welcome to post on any of those days, or you can even post early. However, if you wish to post early, just remember that your entry won’t be linked until the event starts.

3. To express your interest in participating in the blogathon, leave a comment on my blog or on Laura’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 Laura 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, and grab one of these fabulous banners, designed by Laura. Thank you. We look forward to celebrating Olivia’s 103rd birthday with you all next month.

Subjects claimed twice, and therefore cannot be chosen again.

The Snake Pit ( 1948 ), My Cousin Rachel ( 1952 ), The Adventures of Robin Hood ( 1938 ), The Heiress ( 1949 )


P.S. I will be announcing my Fifth Annual Barrymore Trilogy Blogathon soon, and this time I have a wonderful surprise in store, so please stay tuned.

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In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood: The Dark Mirror ( 1946 ) and TBD.

Phyllis Loves Classic Movies: The Well-Groomed Bride ( 1946 )

Pale Writer: The Snake Pit ( 1948 )

Real Weegie Midget Reviews: Olivia on The Love Boat. 

The Stop Button: The Heiress ( 1949 )

Silver Screen Classics: My Cousin Rachel ( 1952 )

Musings Of A Classic Film Addict: Olivia’s Salade Nicoise Recipe.

The Midnight Drive-In: The Snake Pit ( 1948 )

Pop Culture Reverie: Murder Is Easy ( 1982 )

Pure Entertainment Preservation Society: Santa Fe Trail ( 1940 )

The Flapper Dame: My Cousin Rachel ( 1952 )

Hamlette’s SoliloquyDodge City ( 1939 )

Movies Meet Their Match: The Proud Rebel ( 1958 )

Critica Retro: A Midsummer Night’s Dream ( 1935 )

Poppity Talks Classic Film: Gold Is Where You Find It ( 1938 )

Screen Dreams: It’s Love I’m After ( 1937 )

18 Cinema Lane: Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte ( 1964 )

A Shroud Of Thoughts: The Adventures of Robin Hood ( 1938 )

Old Hollywood Films: The Adventures of Robin Hood ( 1938 )

Taking Up Room: The Heiress ( 1949 )



      1. I’m happy with most topics and acting talent as long as they have a prolific and lengthy career and then everyone can join in. If you have any more ideas we’ve plenty of time to discuss them, but do lke your biopics idea.


  1. Samantha Ellis

    You KNOW I’m going to be participating in this again! I think this is the year I’ll finally try out and review Olivia’s Salade Nicoise recipe!


  2. Dear Crystal,

    Congratulations on hosting this magnificent birthday blogathon again! I have enjoyed participating in yet the past two years. This year I would like to sign up to write about “The Sante Fe Trail.” I’m looking forward to the Barrymore Blogathon!

    Yours Hopefully,

    Tiffany Brannan


    1. Hey Rebecca. I’m really sorry but two people has already claimed “The Adventures of Robin Hood” before you registered. What happened is that I forgot to add them to the roster, because one blogger registered over Facebook, and the other left a comment on my blog, but for some reason I forgot to add them to the roster. It’s my mistake. Is there another topic you would like to write about?

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  3. tommy nevils

    The Heiress is my favorite drama film of all time. What a story! The 1850’s settings are magnificent. Each time I view it I feel as though I’m actually in 1850’s Washington Square New York City. The authentic clothes, horses and carriages, dance scenes, music, even boarding the vessel to Europe with her father are breathtakingly beautiful, and I haven’t even mentioned the acting yet. Olivia de Havilland was superb as were the other cast members. Perfect casting, perfect settings, and what a compelling story that held my interest throughout the entire film. An ending like I’ve never seen in any other film. I bought it so whenever I’m in the mood, which is often, I can view it again especially to look at her face and hear those lines: “Yes, I can be very cruel. I’ve been taught by masters.”


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