GONE WITH THE WIND -I18- OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND AS MELANIE WILKES PORTRAIT
Vintage original 12 x 15” (30 x 37.5 cm.) black and white double weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable, Olivia de Havilland, Leslie Howard, Hattie McDaniel, dir: Victor Fleming; Selznick International Pictures/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The epic American Civil War melodrama which has captured the hearts and imaginations of fans for generations— the story or a strong willed young woman who perseveres and succeeds— she and the characters in this story still inspire. Made during Hollywood’s Golden Year, it won most of the major Academy Awards and to this day many feel well deserved, particularly those for Vivien Leigh for Best Actress and the unprecedented Best Supporting Actress to Hattie McDaniel.
Seldom do oversized exhibition quality prints of this type, including their original attached typed blurbs on the verso come to the collectors market. They are unsurpassed in quality.
SIP 108-366 Is a beautiful portrait of Olivia de Havilland in her role of Melanie Hamilton Wilkes. Olivia so wanted the role in this film that she begged her boss Jack Warner to loan her out. Realizing it would be a good political move for all involved, Warner relented, though when she returned to Warner’s it was for a role in support of Bette Davis. Olivia was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, but when she saw the work of Hattie McDaniel, she knew that McDaniel deserved the win. Today, de Havilland is the only major cast member still with us. Only minor creases at corners. ABOUT FINE.
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