Tell me, don’t you think there’s a difference between calling someone a Dragon Lady or a bitch?

I do. There’s a question of degree, certainly, and while the term Dragon Lady implies an implacable force, the bitch epithet contains a big splash of disrespect and venom. One term was used by Olivia de Havilland in real life, the other came from the pen of a screenwriter.

There’s a fascinating article in the New York Times about Olivia de Havilland’s suit against FOX that I recommend you read, it centers around the right of publicity, or the ability to control how you are represented in film or media. To see what I’m talking about, click below.

At 101, a Survivor of
Hollywood’s Golden Age
Throws Down the Gauntlet

In the meantime take a look at two sisters at the Academy Awards when the world was at war, and austerity measures had sobered the ceremony.

Love shines through.

Be well, gentle readers. And may love shine through for you too.


  1. It’ll be interesting to see how this plays out. Olivia is right when she says she’s in a position to fight against this when younger actresses cannot. I admire her courage to stand against the Hollywood power brokers (again). Thanks for sharing this link!


    A fascinating read. In other news: in the second and third photograph there is some likeness to Julia Roberts, non?

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