Saturday, 17 June 2017

There Is Nothing Like An Old Dame

finally my favourite actress of all time has been awarded an award by the Queen at the ripe old age of 101
Better Late Than Never

24 comments:

  1. Nice!
    I was expecting music to go with that title!

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  2. Perhaps i should know but what is her name?? and what movies has she made.. if you know....... Hugs! deb

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    1. Olivia De Havilland ..born in Japan of English parents

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    2. My couisin Rachel, Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte, The Snake Pit, THe Adventures of Robin Hood, and GONE WITH THE WIND

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    3. About time, l'd say . . .
      She is a regal, stunning, beauty . . .

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    4. Well now... i do know her then... i would have seen her in Robin Hood and Gone with the Wind.. Thanks John

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  3. She looks so ladylike there, hard to believe she used to party around with Errol Flynn.

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  4. Melanie .. Joan Fontaine was her sister ..

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    1. Somewhere Melanie is saying, "Who?"

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  5. I shall always think of her as she was in Gone with the Wind. Beautiful woman, wonderful actress.

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    1. I too always see her as Melanie in GWTW - but that was such a special film in so many ways (my all-time 2nd favourite!)

      She's now reached the age which the Queen's own mum attained, though in the case of OdeH I don't know of her being sustained on gin or similar 'nourishments'.

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    2. SECOND favourite? What could possibly surpass Gone With The Wind? I'm intrigued Raybeard, please tell us your No.1?

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    3. She looks quite similar to The Queen Mum too.

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    4. I've hinted at my absolute fave enough times on my own blog, Athene, but given that I only have a relatively few followers - fewer than just about anyone else's blog I read - here are a few pointers. A melding of two of my passions, Astronomy and philosophy, and with a profoundly satisfying and inconclusive riddle of an 'ending' (which maddens many). I need say no more. (Needs I?)

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  6. Ah Melanie...the woman to admire in GWTW.

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  7. How wonderful! Guess that means she won the rivalry, as she not only outlived her sister but is now also titled. (I liked them both ... equally).

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  8. I agree John, what took so long to give her that award? But how come the last living Damnbuster didnt get one - makes you wonder what more you have to do doesn't it. Anna

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  9. Is that Olivia de Haviland? I thought she kicked the bucket years ago.

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    1. Her sister, Joan Fontaine, did a couple of years ago.

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  10. They're always awarding somebody with an honour. I'm surprised they haven't given something to Ringo by now. They gave McCartney something and he can't sing at his age. If they give Ringo a knighthood I'll swear it's a fix.

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    1. They should give Ringo a knighthood for buggering off to live in California, turning hi back on his country and his home city.

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  11. My favourite too! People forget that she actually won 2 Oscars and was a very good actress, as well as being the chief instigator of the breaking of the studio contract system.

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  12. She still looks damn good for her age!

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