Olivia de Havilland earned her last film credit in 1988, but the screen legend’s dealings with Hollywood executives didn’t end there. Thirty years later, she found herself enraged by a TV show and its creative team – so she threw down the gauntlet.
In the 1930s, Hollywood had reached what is now known as its “Golden Age,” a time in which people made at least one visit to the movies a week. That was because industry leaders had improved film-making technology, as well as the stories they told through their flicks.
At that point in time, movie goers wanted romance – a love fulfilled against all odds. And there’s perhaps no greater example of a Golden Age film that meets that criteria than Gone with the Wind. Olivia de Havilland endeared herself to audiences everywhere with her portrayal of Melanie Hamilton in that classic movie.