…”By golly, I’m alive, all right. and I do live in France, and not under but on top of solid Parisian limestone. Furthermore, I speak First Class Foreign French, and if I’ve stunned you into immobility by all this startling information, you just keep seated and keep quiet, and I’ll tell you how it all came about.”…
Every Frenchman Has One, by Olivia de Havilland
…Hollywood history is not all concealed in the nooks and canyons of Los Angeles. Sometimes you can be 10,000km away in a European city and a large piece of America’s movie past rises up before you, luminous with legend, and offers to talk… (with Nigel Andrews of the Financial Times)
Happy Birthday to Olivia de Havilland, shining bright for 100 years!