In celebration of American films, Dogbotz Boneyard is making available for purchase top-quality, mint-condition, glossy black-and-white photographic prints of well-renowned movie stars of the 1930s, ‘40s, ‘50s and early ‘60s. Each print comes in a clear document holder and is ready to be matted and/or framed.
Olivia de Havilland (born July 1, 1916) is an English-American actress known for her early ingénue roles as well as her later, more substantial performances. Born in Tokyo to English parents, de Havilland and her younger sister, actress Joan Fontaine, moved to California in 1919. She performed as Melanie Hamilton in Gone with the Wind (1939) and in eight co-starring roles opposite Errol Flynn, including The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), Dodge City (1939), Santa Fe Trail (1940), and They Died with Their Boots On (1941). She is one of the last living actors or actresses from the Golden Age of Hollywood.
De Havilland won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performances in To Each His Own (1946) and The Heiress (1949). De Havilland and sister Fontaine are the only siblings to have won lead acting Academy Awards. In 2008, she was presented with the National Medal of Arts by President George W. Bush.
Errol Flynn (June 20, 1909 –October 14, 1959) was an Australian-American actor known for his romantic swashbuckler roles in Hollywood films and his playboy lifestyle.
Errol Flynn was an overnight sensation in his first starring role soon after arriving in Hollywood, Captain Blood (1935). Quickly typecast as a swashbuckler, he followed it with a succession of films over the next six years that re-invented the sophistication of the action-adventure genre. Working throughout his career with a cross-section of Hollywood’s best fight arrangers, Flynn became noted for his fast-paced sword fights as seen in The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Sea Hawk and Captain Blood. He also showed an acting range beyond purely action-adventure roles, both at light contemporary social comedy via performances in The Perfect Specimen (1937) and Four’s a Crowd (1938), and melodrama in The Sisters (1938).
Errol Flynn co-starred with Olivia de Havilland a total of eight times, and together they made the most successful on-screen romantic partnership in Hollywood in the late 1930s-early 1940s in Captain Blood (1935), The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936), The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), Four’s a Crowd (1938), Dodge City (1939), The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939), Santa Fe Trail (1940), and They Died with Their Boots On (1941). While Flynn acknowledged his personal attraction to de Havilland, assertions by film historians that they were privately romantically involved during the filming of The Adventures Robin Hood have been refuted by de Havilland. In an interview for Turner Classic Movies, she said that their relationship was platonic, primarily because Flynn was already married to Lili Damita.