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Michael Penn
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Posted: 27 July 2020 at 7:13am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

The last of her era, likely.

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Shaun Barry
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Truly the end of a golden era... I can't think of any other noted actors of the 1930s who are still around.  My favorite role of hers was as Maid Marian in ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD; and honestly, she's also the best actor (and probably the best character) in GONE WITH THE WIND.

RIP



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Doug Centers
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Posted: 27 July 2020 at 7:09pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

We've lost a treasure.

Is Eva Marie Saint considered from the "Golden Age"?
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John Byrne

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I remember talking to Roger Stern after I saw STAR WARS for the first time. I mentioned that I had been struck by the fact that Carrie Fisher was not a traditional Hollywood beauty. "More like the Olivia de Havilland school," I said.
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John Byrne

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…honestly, she's also the best actor (and probably the best character) in GONE WITH THE WIND.

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By all means offer her praise, but must you tear down everyone else?

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Andrew Bitner
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I was interested to read, in one of her online obituaries, that she found Melanie an interesting role to play because she didn't have ulterior motives or secret agendas-- she was just who she seemed to be.
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Shaun Barry
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Posted: 28 July 2020 at 3:44pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply


"By all means offer her praise, but must you tear down everyone else?"

I like the other main actors, but I don't feel I was tearing anybody down... more acknowledging that to me, de Havilland is my favorite part of a problematic movie, filled with other characters (and a couple of performances) I have no real affection for.





Edited by Shaun Barry on 28 July 2020 at 4:08pm
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