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Joan Fontaine - A Rising Star

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Nov 11, 2017

JOAN FONTAINE comes close to her famous one-picture-to-stardom Rebecca role in her currently releasing Suspicion with Cary Grant. And so, the great question of whether Miss Fontaine - or Mrs. Brian Aherne, if you prefer - was a flash in the pan is definitely settled. She's not.  She is an read more

A Big Thanks to the Participants of the Joan Fontaine Centenary Blogathon!

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Oct 25, 2017

As it is said in the title, I’m simply publishing this post to thanks all the participants of the Joan Fontaine Centenary Blogathon for their marvelous pieces about Joan Fontaine’s films and their love and admiration for her. Of course, it also was a pleasure for me to co-host it with C read more

In Honour of Joan Fontaine on her Heavenly Centenary

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Oct 22, 2017

Do you remember the first time you ever heard about the more than extraordinary Joan Fontaine? I do as if it was yesterday. I was looking at this book called Les Stars de cinema that I had bought for my own curiosity (I was 15 and yet not really familiar with classic movie stars, but I thought the read more

THE JOAN FONTAINE CENTENARY BLOGATHON: Kiss the Blood Off My Hands (1948)

Caftan Woman Posted by on Oct 20, 2017

Crystal of In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood and Virginie of The Wonderful World of Cinema are co-hosting The Joan Fontaine Centenary Blogathon running October 20th to 22nd. Click on either site to access contributions to the blogathon. Burt Lancaster Does one rash act define a life o read more

The Joan Fontaine Centenary Blogathon is here!

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Oct 20, 2017

We are finally going to celebrate what would have been Joan Fontaine’s 100th birthday. This magnificent star was born on October 22, 1917, but, unfortunately, left us in 2013 at the age of 96. I and my friend Crystal from In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood thought it would be a good ide read more

THE JOAN FONTAINE CENTENARY BLOGATHON: Kiss the Blood Off My Hands (1948)

Caftan Woman Posted by on Oct 20, 2017

Crystal of In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood and Virginie of The Wonderful World of Cinema are co-hosting The Joan Fontaine Centenary Blogathon running October 20th to 22nd. Burt Lancaster Does one rash act define a life or does a harsh life lived lead to a blur of wrong choices? Bill read more

Announcing the Joan Fontaine Centenary Blogathon!

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Sep 11, 2017

Recently, my friend Crystal from In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood visited my  Facebook group on Joan Fontaine and gave me the excellent idea to host a blogathon in honour of her 100th birthday on October 22, 2017. The idea was definitely an appealing one and I’m glad that Crystal thou read more

From the Archives: Joan Fontaine in Suspicion ( 1941 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Apr 24, 2017

Joan Fontaine posing for a quick costume shot during the making of Alfred Hitchcock's Suspicion. Joan always knew how to wear high collars and top-heavy hats like a queen.  From the Archives is our latest series of posts where we share photos from the Silverbanks Pictures collection. Some read more

Top of the World: 10 Joan Fontaine’s Films

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Oct 24, 2016

Last Saturday, we celebrated what would have been Joan Fontaine’s 99th birthday. Unfortunately, as I was quite busy, I didn’t really have time to do anything to celebrate the event on my blog. Well, I’m back with a top from the top of the world and would like to introduce you my 1 read more

HAPPY 98TH BIRTHDAY JOAN FONTAINE

In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood Posted by Crystal Kalyana on Oct 22, 2015

Today marks the 98th anniversary of the birth of Joan Fontaine, the famed actress who is primarily remembered for her indelible performance in the Alfred Hitchcock classic Rebecca, and for being the sister of Olivia De Havilland, one of the last surviving stars from the golden age of Hollywood. Jo read more

A Message for Joan Fontaine

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by The Wonderful World of Cinema on Oct 23, 2014

Today, I’m happy to celebrate the 97th birthday of the incredibly talented actress Joan Fontaine As I am a big Hitchcock’s fan, it’s the movies Rebecca (1940) and Suspicion (1941) that made me discover this star. Joan Fontaine is the only actress who ever won an Oscar for an Hitchc read more

Happy birthday Joan Fontaine!

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by The Wonderful World of Cinema on Oct 22, 2014

My video tribute to the wonderful Joan Fontaine This is the first October 22 without her… She would have been 97. Happy birthday dearest! :D read more

The Best Films of Joan Fontaine

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 31, 2014

1. Rebecca 2. Letter from an Unknown Woman 3. Suspicion 4. The Women 5. Gunga Din 6. Jane Eyre read more

The Best Films of Joan Fontaine

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 31, 2014

1. Rebecca 2. Letter from an Unknown Woman 3. Suspicion 4. The Women 5. Gunga Din 6. Jane Eyre read more

“EVERYONE WHO MET HER FELL IN LOVE WITH HER:” A Letter From Susan, the Secretary of Joan Fontaine

Backlots Posted by Lara on Feb 22, 2014

Upon checking my inbox earlier today, I found that I had received a letter from Susan Pfeiffer, secretary and beloved friend to Joan Fontaine. Susan and I have been in touch several times–last October when I conducted a written interview with Joan, it was Susan who helped with the corresponde read more

Wash the Blood Off My Hands (1948) with Burt Lancaster and Joan Fontaine

Classic Film Freak Posted by Orson De Welles on Feb 15, 2014

Share This! A HUNTED MAN…A LOVE-HAUNTED WOMAN! It sounds like a gritty and exciting movie if you only look at the title of Wash the Blood Off My Hands, a 1948 noir thriller starring Burt Lancaster and Joan Fontaine. It is also rather short, so easy to work into your schedule if you’re a touch read more

All in the Family: Joan Fontaine and Olivia de Havilland (2)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Dec 18, 2013

Joan and Olivia: Sibling Rivalry Aside… It’s pretty well-known that sisters Olivia de Havilland and Joan Fontaine were feuding on-and-off since childhood. That said, putting sibling rivalry aside — here are some fun pictures of Fontaine and de Havilland enjoying each other’s read more

To Joan Fontaine

Once Upon a Screen Posted by Aurora on Dec 18, 2013

“You know, I’ve had a helluva life. Not just the acting part. I’ve flown in an international balloon race. I’ve piloted my own plane. I’ve ridden to the hounds. I’ve done a lot of exciting things.” - Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland This slideshow requires Java read more

Joan Fontaine, Thanks for the Memories: 1917-2013 (2)

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Dec 16, 2013

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