Appreciation post: 1940s divas
Olivia DeHavilland, David O. Selznick, and Vivien Leigh celebrating their wins for Gone With the Wind at the Academy Awards, 1939
Olivia de Havilland and her husband, Marcus Goodrich, on the morning after her second Oscar win, 1950.
Playing good girls in the ’30s was difficult, when the fad was to play bad girls. Actually I think playing bad girls is a bore; I have always had more luck with good girl roles because they require more from an actress.
Olivia de Havilland in “The Charge of the Light Brigade”, 1936
I married first, won the Oscar before Olivia did, and if I die first, she’ll undoubtedly be livid because I beat her to it!