Saturday, 1 July 2017

Integrity, honesty, generosity, self-sacrifice and dignity



Don't mess with a post-centenarian, sweeties! From the BBC:
Oscar-winning actress Olivia de Havilland is suing the makers of a television show which she says portrayed her as a "petty gossip".

De Havilland, who turns 101, filed a lawsuit against FX Networks and producer Ryan Murphy over the miniseries Feud: Bette and Joan.

The drama explored the bad blood between the Hollywood screen legends Joan Crawford and Bette Davis.

The actress, who appeared in 50 films, was played by Catherine Zeta-Jones.

In papers filed at the Los Angeles Superior Court, de Havilland - who was made a dame in the Queen's birthday honours in June - said the show's characterisation of her damaged her "professional reputation for integrity, honesty, generosity, self-sacrifice and dignity".

The Gone With The Wind star is asking a jury to consider the emotional distress caused by the show, as well as potential financial losses and the profits made from using her identity.
Many happy returns, Miss de Havilland - and you keep giving those whipper-snappers what for!!!

Dame Olivia Mary de Havilland, DBE (born 1st July 1916)

6 comments:

  1. Bet Livvy spent all her money living in Paris & the kids need cash.

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    1. I doubt Gisèle Galante is overly concerned, living as she does in an extensive beach house in California with her art dealer husband. The apple never falls far from the tree. Jx

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  2. I have been looking forward to FEUD - at least BBC2 shows it this winter season, I know its a trasharama campfest, but it should brighten up those dark evenings.

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    1. When it does come to the BBC, then of course we shall give it a try. If it is anything like the immortal Shaun Considine book, then it should be a hoot! Jx

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  3. That photo is not quite olivia....its more lauren Bacall

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    1. “No woman ever gets given a fur coat for good reasons; if it's not to keep her on her back, it's to get her off his.”
      ― Neil Bartlett

      Jx

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