100th Birthday Salute to Gone With the Wind’s Melanie: Olivia de Havilland

A book that will delight any Gone With the Wind fan!
A book that will delight any Gone With the Wind fan!

Rhett Butler called her “A great lady…A very great lady.” Join us as we honor the spirit of Melanie Hamilton Wilkes and celebrate the 100th birthday of the actress who portrayed her – Olivia de Havilland – at Bow Tie Criterion Cinemas in Saratoga Springs, NY, on both Saturday, September 3 and Sunday, September 4, 2016, starting at 11 a.m.

Each day’s festivities include a:

  • Screening of Gone With the Wind, the film for which Olivia de Havilland received her first Academy Award nomination.  
  • Melanie trivia quiz for movie goers before the film
  • Raffle drawing for an inscribed copy of The Complete GONE WITH THE WIND Trivia Book (2nd edition) during intermission
  • Birthday cake reception and book signing after the film

General admission is $5.50 per ticket. For a Blue Loyalty Rewards Card member, admission is $4.50 per ticket. For a Gold Loyalty Rewards Card member, admission is free for the card holder only.

To whet the appetites of film fans, here are three trivia questions to ponder about Olivia de Havilland:

  • Where was Olivia born on July 1, 1916?
  • Who was her famous younger sister?
  • Which film brought Olivia her first Academy Award as “Best Actress?”

Post your answers in the comments section.

Happy 100th birthday to our Melanie — Olivia de Havilland!

Blog Bio: Pauline Bartel is the author of The Complete GONE WITH THE WIND Trivia Book (2nd edition) and an expert on the film and its history. Visit the website (www.paulinebartel.com/resources/books/books-available) for further information. Follow her on Twitter @PaulineBartel and “like” her on Facebook (www.facebook.com/TheCompleteGWTWTriviaBook).

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2 Responses to 100th Birthday Salute to Gone With the Wind’s Melanie: Olivia de Havilland

  1. Elissa Hadley Conklin says:

    Well, I knew the answers, of course, however, I would love to attend this amazing event. I am moving back to New York in six months and look forward to meeting Pauline Bartel soon. I live in Georgia, ten minutes from the Margaret Mitchell Museum on Peachtree Street in Atlanta. I hope everyone enjoys this wonderful day……

    • admin says:

      Elissa, we had a great celebration of Olivia de Havilland’s 100th birthday. Thanks for posting your comment. Glad to know you’ll be returning to the Empire State.

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