Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions July 8, 2016 by Robert J. Avrech 19 Comments Olivia de Havilland just celebrated her a 100th birthday (b. 1 July 1916).“I would prefer to live forever in perfect health, but if I must at some time leave this life, I would like to do so ensconced on a chaise lounge, perfumed, wearing a velvet robe and pearl earrings, with a flute of champagne beside me and having just discovered the answer to the last problem in a British cryptic crossword.” Olivia de Havilland, 17, appearing in the stage play Alice in Wonderland, 1933. Olivia de Havilland and Vivien Leigh at the “Gone With the Wind” press party, December 15 1939. Sisters, Olivia de Havilland and Joan Fontaine. They are the only siblings to have won Academy Awards in the lead acting category. Their sibling rivalry was legendary. Olivia de Havilland and her most frequent costar Errol Flynn. Jimmy Stewart and Olivia de Havilland, 1940s. Olivia de Havilland relaxes at her home in Beverly Hills, 1942. Photograph by Bob Landry / The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images; Digital Colorization by Impact Digital “Your dresses should be tight enough to show you’re a woman and loose enough to show you’re a lady.”—Edith Head Edvard MunchMoonlight, 1895 Sabine WeissLost Child in a Department Store, New York1955 Leon BerkowitzChanukah 31978Oil on canvas“I am endeavoring to find that blush of light over light and the color within the light; the depths through which we see when we look into and not at color.” Olivia de Havilland won her first Oscar for Leading Actress in “To Each His Own” (’46) as an unwed mother forced to give up her son in order to avoid scandal. The film is painfully sincere. I prefer de Havilland in Captain Blood (’35), The Adventures of Robin Hood (’38), Dodge City (’39), The Strawberry Blonde (’41), They Died With Their Boots On (’41), and even The Snake Pit (’48) which is one of those oh-so-solemn movies that are celebrated for their social message. Winning her second Oscar for Lead Actress in “The Heiress” (’50) de Havilland delivers as a plain spinster who falls under the spell of a handsome fortune hunter. This is another prestige project that puts me in a cinematic coma. Make no mistake about it, de Havilland’s transformation from needy child-woman to cruel vindictive creature is powerful. But the film, based on a play, is talky and leaden. Olivia de Havilland is best appreciated in her lighter entertainments, especially in her pairings with Errol Flynn. Charles Rennie MacKintosh, Willow Chair “If you have freckles, you might as well relax and enjoy them. There’s nothing you can do about them.” —Deborah Kerr Edvard MunchYoung Woman On The Shore1896aquatint, zinc219 x 288 cmThe Munch Museum Sabine WeissParis, 1953 Stained glass window by Charles Rennie Mackintosh Jean Harlow and Marie Dressler, “Dinner at Eight,” 1933. Screenplay by Frances Marion and Herman J. Mankiewicz, based on George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber’s play of the same name. Noel Neill, Superman’s first live-action Lois Lane, has passed away at the age of 95. “Lois Lane, bless her heart, was pretty much a working girl like I was.”R.I.P. Noel Neill (November 25, 1920 – July 3, 2016) “I put on an act sometimes, and people think I’m insensitive. Really, it’s like a kind of armour because I’m too sensitive. ”— Marlon Brando Edward Hopper“New York Office”1962Oil On Canvas40 1/2 x 55 1/8 in.102.87 x 140.02 cmMontgomery Museum of Fine ArtsThe Blount Collection Smith and Wesson New Model No. 3 revolver crafted by Tiffany and Co., late 19th century.On display in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Olivia de Havilland. Check out her inspiring belt. “Walking through life with you, ma’am, has been a very gracious thing.”Errol Flynn to Olivia de Havilland in “They Died With Their Boots On” (1941)Screenplay byÆneas MacKenzieWally KlineLenore J. Coffee Olivia de Havilland poses during an Associated Press interview, Paris, Saturday, June 18, 2016. Sari SrulovitchSterling Silver Tzedakah (Charity) Box Robert J. AvrechWalking & Talking & Garages, Flushing, Queens, N.Y. 2016 Lielle Meital, Maayan Ariel, and Pinchas Zvi wish all our friends and relatives a lovely and peaceful Shabbat.