“Silver Screen Reflections” honors Olivia DeHavilland on her 100th birthday today. Best known for her prolific film roles in “Captain Blood” (1935, with Errol Flynn), “The Adventures of Robin Hood” (1938, w/Flynn) and David O. Selznick’s mammoth film version of “Gone With The Wind” (1939, with Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh), she challenged the studio system by winning a successful lawsuit in 1944 against Warner Bros. (over the seven-year studio contract).
Turner Classic Movies’ “Star of the Month:” For the month of July, TCM will honor Olivia DeHavilland as their “Star of the Month” for July. This evening, the network will present several of DeHavilland’s memorable films, beginning at 8 p.m/ with “Raffles“(1939, with David Niven). “Gone With The Wind” (1939) will be shown at 9:15 p.m., followed by “The Adventures of Robin Hood” (1938) at 1:15 a.m., “The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex” (1939, with Bette Davis and Errol Flynn) at 3:15 a.m. and will conclude with “Captain Blood” (1935) at 5:15 a.m.
“Silver Screen Reflections” salutes Olivia DeHavilland on her 100th birthday.