Who May Olivia have Meant by This?

08 Jun

June 9, 1936

Harrison Carroll
Evening Herald Express

Now, who may Olivia de Havilland mean by this?

In an interview yesterday the youthful Warners star that she ‘could fall in love’ with one of the leading men she has had in pictures.

She insisted it was all theoretical, but Hollywood immediately began to count the lads over the fingers.

They consist of 5. The first was Dick Powell in A Midsummer’s Night Dream. The rest have been James Cagney in The Irish in Us, Joe E. Brown in Alibi Ike, Errol Flynn in Captain Blood and The Charge of the Light Brigade, and Frederic March in Anthony Adverse.

Even if she is just theorizing, Hollywood would like to know which is Olivia’s ‘type.’


Lysanda & Hermia

Danny & Lucille

Frank & Dolly

Peter & Arabella

Geoffrey & Elsa

Anthony & Angela

— Tim


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  1. David DeWitt

    June 8, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    My bet is always on Errol …

  2. Karl

    June 9, 2019 at 12:25 pm

    Well Sir David, I don’t know about that…

    “Make ’em laugh” is always a great selling point, and the fellow she just might have in mind appeared in the American Film Institutes #1 comedy of the last 100 years, (and the BBC’s BEST comedy of all time), as a lothario no less-

    and STEALS the final scene!

    Known for having an initial as part of his theatrical handle!

    (Even has a street, a city park, and a cookie ALL named in his honor.)

    Perhaps (speaking of) initials will help: J.E.B?

    • Gentleman Tim

      June 10, 2019 at 2:26 pm

      You mean J.E.B. Stuart, Karl?