Olivia de Havilland embodied old Hollywood, and shook it up
Olivia de Havilland, Oscar-winning actress has died, aged 104 in Paris, publicist says Sunday July 26, 2020. Fans and actors alike owe much to de Havilland, the Oscar-winning performer who became, almost literally, a law unto herself. De Havilland, who died Sunday at 104, was one of the last survivors of Hollywoods so-called Golden Age. De Havilland died peacefully of natural causes at her home in Paris, publicist Lisa Goldberg said. Flynn was a compulsive womanizer even by Hollywood standards, but de Havilland insisted that her bond with the dashing actor remained, somehow, platonic.
HBO Max removes 'Gone With the Wind,' will add context
NEW YORK HBO Max has temporarily removed Gone With the Wind from its streaming library in order to add historical context to the 1939 film long criticized for romanticizing slavery and the Civil War-era South. Protests in the wake of George Floyd's death have forced entertainment companies to grapple with the appropriateness of both current and past productions. The BBC also removed episodes of Little Britain," a comedy series that featured a character in blackface, from its streaming service. "These racist depictions were wrong then and are wrong today, and we felt that to keep this title up without an explanation and a denouncement of those depictions would be irresponsible, said an HBO Max spokesman in a statement. Gone With the Wind has long been denounced for featuring slave characters who remain loyal to their former owners after the abolition of slavery.
Mansion that inspired 'Gone With the Wind' up for auction
The mansion that inspired the Twelve Oaks plantation, home of the Wilkes family in "Gone With the Wind," is going up for sale. (CNN) - The mansion that inspired the Twelve Oaks plantation, home of the Wilkes family in "Gone With the Wind," is going up for sale. On top of the image, she wrote "Twelve Oaks" and "I like this for Ashley's home," according to the book "David O. Selznick's Gone with the Wind." The majestic white mansion features 12 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, more than 3 acres of gardens, a pool, 12 fireplaces, a grand dining room, a formal parlor and a four-car carriage house, according to Target Auction Company. "This would make a magnificent home, a lucrative business or both," Dewey Jacobs of Target Auction said in a news release.