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steve-hauk's picture
When Cary Grant died, an editor had the idea I should call Joan Fontaine, who lived nearby on California's Monterey Peninsula, for comment. Did she ever. Comment. Fontaine, who died Sunday at 96, had some withering things to say about her ``Suspicion'' co-star, though in the end it came out she...
manny-pacheco's picture
The last 48-hours has been devastating for audiences of classic cinema. On the heels of the passing of Peter O’Toole, we have additionally lost Oscar-winning actress Joan Fontaine. She was also the sister of Olivia de Havilland. In fact, she and de Havilland are the only siblings to have won...
elizabeth-stark's picture
Spoiler altert: I discuss the full plot of the book and film Rebecca in this blog, as well as the ending of Denis Johnson’s “Emergency.” I first saw Daphne Du Marier’s  Rebecca as a film–Alfred Hitchcock’s amazing movie with Joan Fontaine and Laurence Olivier. I was just a kid; my babysitter, who...