The Olivia de Havilland centenary celebration has begun! It's going to be a fun day online: just about every classic movie site that covers movies dating from 1935 and up will be celebrating Olivia de Havilland. As for Immortal Ephemera, email subscribers will find a trove of vintage de Havilland collectible images following this post inside today's mailing.
Also, after about eighteen months, I've updated one of the most popular posts on the site, The Centenarians – Movie Folk Who Lived 100 Years or More. As you can see below and as per tradition for each new member to the club, an image of Miss de Havilland now represents the post in the Immortal Ephemera archives:
Of course, Olivia de Havilland is TCM's Star of the Month for July (I assume Kirk Douglas has December nailed down). TCM is showing 39 Olivia de Havilland movies beginning at 8 pm ET on Friday nights throughout July.
Today's opening schedule follows below (US schedule; all times Eastern) and since it's all 1930s, I've put together one of my Picto-Skeds, that is, a collection of old newspaper clippings advertising each movie in today's TCM lineup.
I post these in hope of illustrating that our old movies, whether beloved or just tolerated (hey, at least it's my favorite Joe E. Brown movie!), were once new movies. Today's schedule:
July 1-2, US schedule, ET
- 8:00 pm - Raffles (1939)
- 9:15 pm - Gone With the Wind (1939)
- 1:15 am - The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
- 3:15 am - The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)
- 5:15 am - Captain Blood (1935)
- 7:30 am - Anthony Adverse (1936)
- 10:00 am - The Irish in Us (1935)
- 11:30 am - Alibi Ike (1935)
And now for the fun part:
Above clipped from the Montreal Gazette, 5 January 1940, page 3.
Gone With the Wind (1939)
Above clipped from the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 24 December 1939, page 10.
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
Above clipped from the Montreal Gazette, 3 June 1938, page 3.
The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)
Above clipped from the St. Petersburg Times, 8 January 1940, page 11.
Captain Blood (1935)
Above clipped from the Tuscaloosa News, 22 March 1936, page 9.
Anthony Adverse (1936)
Above clipped from the Spokane Daily Chronicle, 9 September 1936, page 9.
The Irish in Us (1935)
Above clipped from the Telegraph of Nashua, NH, 5 September 1935, page 10.
Alibi Ike (1935)
Above clipped from the Lawrence Journal-World, 18 July 1935, page 3.
I should be back during the Independence Day holiday weekend with a brief post previewing a few other titles playing on TCM in July, plus one or two other things, I'm sure!
Enjoy today's celebration! (Subscribers, keep scrolling through your email for more pics!)