Saturday, May 07, 2016

Olivia de Havilland Tribute At Stanford Theatre

Palo Alto's Stanford Theatre, one of two Sistine Chapels of classic movie wonderment in the San Francisco Bay Area, presents an extended Olivia DeHavilland 100th Birthday retrospective. The two month tribute started last night, so we're a day late and a dollar short with this news, but the classic movie-obsessed denizens of Way Too Damn Lazy To Write A Blog shall be there to check out as many double bills as humanly possible.

This dovetails nicely with the Olivia de Havilland Centenary Blogathon - in which this aficionado of Warner Brothers movies looks forward to participating on the silver screen icon's 100th birthday on July 1.

The Stanford Theatre retrospective will include The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Strawberry Blonde, Captain Blood, It's Love I'm After, The Charge of the Light Brigade, My Cousin Rachel, The Heiress, The Snake Pit, They Died With Their Boots On, The Dark Mirror, The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex, Santa Fe Trail, Hold Back the Dawn, Four's a Crowd, To Each His Own, The Great Garrick and, topping off the series in grand style, Gone With the Wind.

Sounds like big screen fun to me, even taking into account that Madame Blogmeister has requested that I find something else to do - a rousing game of tiddlywinks, perhaps - when the Stanford shows The Snake Pit, a never less than harrowing 108 minutes.

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