Sisters Olivia De Havilland and Joan Fontaine
Meeting With Joan
I sit in a small cafe in Carmel, California its a small place that sells exquisite tea and has the best bagels in her opinion. Joan agreed to meet me here, in her favorite cafe, to talk about the book that shocked the world. Its been three months since the book No Bed of Roses came out and the shocked with the utter knowledge of the truth about the life she's lived. The realities and truths about the epic sibling rivalry between herself and sister Olivia. Joan enters the place with her hair pulled back wearing a nice coat. She goes to the front of the cafe and talks to the owner and orders her tea. She looks around and spots me and walks over pleasantly. She introduces herself and tells me how ecstatic she is for the article I am writing about her book. The owner brings her tea over and Joan sits down opposite me. We begin chatting about the book and begin talking about Olivia her older sister who is also a Hollywood scarlet. Joan comments about their rivalry "I think it really happened when I was born. My sister being a little older than I was. We were born in the Orient and I was a sick little child and I don't think Olivia was allowed in my nursery and then I think she rebelled and wouldn't come in even and it started there."
Their Rise to Fame
The Oscar Snub
Relationship Battles `
Both of girls dated but it was Joan who married first with, actor Brian Aherne someone whom Olivia had once dated first, in 1939. Joan recalls the night before her first wedding and her quarrel with Olivia "Olivia's boyfriend at the time Howard Hughes while we were having a celebratory dance he tried to convince not to marry Brian because he wanted to marry me himself." of Joan shared this with Olivia but "Olivia didn't believe me". Olivia went on to marry in 1946 to author Marcus Goodrich whom had been married four times Joan commented about this relationship saying "I publicly said about her relationship with Marcus that 'It's too bad that Olivia's husband has had so many wives and only one book' after which Olivia had no interest in speaking with me unless I apologized which I was in no rush to do so". I few years later Olivia won her first Oscar win for To Each of His Own "I went backstage to congratulate her as I would have done for any winner. I approached her and she took one look at me, ignored my hand, clutched her Oscar and wheeled away".