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Olivia de Havilland's autobio May 4?

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Olivia de Havilland's autobio May 4?

Postby srowley75 » March 6th, 2009, 1:54 pm

According to Amazon.com, Now is the Time will be coming to us from HarperCollins on May 4.

http://www.amazon.com/Now-Time-Olivia-Havilland/dp/0246137142/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1236365449&sr=1-1

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Re: Olivia de Havilland's autobio May 4?

Postby MissGoddess » March 6th, 2009, 2:47 pm

What!!!?? I can't believe this really is coming to be?? I thought she'd dropped plans to publish her memoirs---Oh my goodness, this is the most exciting book news I've had in the longest time. And perfect timing in a way---Gone with the Wind is 70 years old in 2009.

Ohhhhh, how I wish TCM could get her for a Private Screenings.
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Re: Olivia de Havilland's autobio May 4?

Postby charliechaplinfan » March 6th, 2009, 2:53 pm

I'll have to save my birthday money for that one. I'm really looking forward to what she has to say about Errol Flynn.
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Re: Olivia de Havilland's autobio May 4?

Postby rudyfan » March 6th, 2009, 2:58 pm

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You're not kidding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have been WAITING for this book since I met her in 1976-77 at the Vitaphone Theatre in Saratoga after a screening of Adventures of Robin Hood and she mentioned she was writing it. I thought, perhaps, she was going to wait to leave this planet before the book would be published!

AWESOME, this is going to be pre-ordered and will be a MUST read!

You totally made my day today (and I totally needed cheering up) :D
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Re: Olivia de Havilland's autobio May 4?

Postby Jezebel38 » March 6th, 2009, 9:26 pm

rudyfan wrote: I met her in 1976-77 at the Vitaphone Theatre in Saratoga after a screening of Adventures of Robin Hood


Rudyfan - The Vitaphone was my old stomping grounds back in the day, where I saw most of the classic films on the big screen for the first time. However, I don't recall hearing about OdH making an appearance there, do you remember what time of year this was (I know, ancient history)? I must have been out of town on vacation - lucky you!

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Re: Olivia de Havilland's autobio May 4?

Postby rudyfan » March 7th, 2009, 1:19 am

Jezebel38 wrote:
rudyfan wrote: I met her in 1976-77 at the Vitaphone Theatre in Saratoga after a screening of Adventures of Robin Hood


Rudyfan - The Vitaphone was my old stomping grounds back in the day, where I saw most of the classic films on the big screen for the first time. However, I don't recall hearing about OdH making an appearance there, do you remember what time of year this was (I know, ancient history)? I must have been out of town on vacation - lucky you!



Hiya

I loved the Vitaphone and worked there for a while, I loved Pat & Vi. But we parted as employee and employer, I was much more interested in seeing the films than selling popcorn and hot dogs. I was still very much welcome twice a week, once for the regular screening and on Tuesdays for rare film night. I will never forget my first experience seeing a real 3 strip technicolor print from a negative. Hanging out with Pat in the projection booth was a treat, and then being invited to their apartment upstairs over the hall for grilled cheese sandwiches and movie talk. Also loved their dog, the host, Pepperoni, a black scottie (who was an ancient marriner by this time).

This was probably 1976-77 right around the time they dedicated the outdoor stage to de Havilland's mother Lillian at Villa Montalvo. She came for the dedication. The Vitaphone showed AoRH and she made an appearance.

How WONDERFUL to find another soul who has fond memories of the Vitaphone, I still miss it.
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Re: Olivia de Havilland's autobio May 4?

Postby srowley75 » May 6th, 2009, 2:04 pm

According to the Amazon.com page, the book has been pushed back to July 2010.

I've done several searches and still can't find anything "official" to confirm the date. Anyway, looks like we're in for a longer wait.

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Re: Olivia de Havilland's autobio May 4?

Postby charliechaplinfan » May 7th, 2009, 8:32 am

Oh no, lets hope it's published in her lifetime, or in mine because I'd love to read it.
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Re: Olivia de Havilland's autobio May 4?

Postby rudyfan » May 7th, 2009, 10:45 am

charliechaplinfan wrote:Oh no, lets hope it's published in her lifetime, or in mine because I'd love to read it.


Ditto that.

Thanks for keeping us posted.
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Re: Olivia de Havilland's autobio May 4?

Postby TikiSoo » May 17th, 2010, 6:48 am

I just hope an explanation of the "feud" between her & her sister is included. Inquiring minds want to know what could have been so awful :evil:

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Re: Olivia de Havilland's autobio May 4?

Postby srowley75 » May 17th, 2010, 7:18 am

TikiSoo wrote:I just hope an explanation of the "feud" between her & her sister is included. Inquiring minds want to know what could have been so awful :evil:


It's my understanding that their mother was behind some of it. I think a lot of the trouble is that they're more alike than they'd care to admit. In real life both seem rather austere and uptight, though in interviews they can be pleasant. From the brief anecdotes I've heard, if I'd known both personally, I don't think I could've withstood either of them, despite the fact that I love certain of their films.


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