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11

Jun

Happy Wednesday! I know you’ll whip through the rest of the week in no time!

Happy Wednesday! I know you’ll whip through the rest of the week in no time!

03

Jun

"Interviewer: I am always in love with your smile- what is the secret of your smile?"
Ms. Fontaine: (Chuckles and responds) I don’t know what you mean but, I read a book once that said the girl tried to imitate Joan Fontaine’s crooked smile…”
         -Joan Fontaine in a 1991 Interview

"Interviewer: I am always in love with your smile- what is the secret of your smile?"
Ms. Fontaine: (Chuckles and responds) I don’t know what you mean but, I read a book once that said the girl tried to imitate Joan Fontaine’s crooked smile…”
-Joan Fontaine in a 1991 Interview

11

May

You have to give it to this woman Lilian Augusta Ruse de Havilland Fontaine. Although her mothering skills were questionable, Joan and Olivia probably wouldn’t have gone on to succeed in Hollywood had it not been for her. She made her daughters read the classics, taught them diction and proper manners, and encouraged them to participate in local plays. She failed both by not ending the petty dramas that occurred in childhood and by not telling either that she loved them nor did she openly express how proud she was of their accomplishments. 
    At times in her autobiography, Joan speaks of her mother’s complicated nature and how Lilian didn’t get on well with her own mother and had a long distance relationship with her older brother and sister. Perhaps this is why Lilian refused to address the difficult relationship that Joan and Olivia had- she couldn’t face her own past. This just serves a reminder that no mother is created the same; some are bad, some are great, and others a blend of both. Just as parents don’t choose their children, children don’t choose their parents.

You have to give it to this woman Lilian Augusta Ruse de Havilland Fontaine. Although her mothering skills were questionable, Joan and Olivia probably wouldn’t have gone on to succeed in Hollywood had it not been for her. She made her daughters read the classics, taught them diction and proper manners, and encouraged them to participate in local plays. She failed both by not ending the petty dramas that occurred in childhood and by not telling either that she loved them nor did she openly express how proud she was of their accomplishments.
At times in her autobiography, Joan speaks of her mother’s complicated nature and how Lilian didn’t get on well with her own mother and had a long distance relationship with her older brother and sister. Perhaps this is why Lilian refused to address the difficult relationship that Joan and Olivia had- she couldn’t face her own past. This just serves a reminder that no mother is created the same; some are bad, some are great, and others a blend of both. Just as parents don’t choose their children, children don’t choose their parents.

28

Apr

Happy Monday!

Happy Monday!

23

Apr

He became all those things to me. He swore to total constancy, expected the same from me. He got it….”

-Joan Fontaine, No Bed of Roses

30

Mar

So, not because of my stepfather, not because I particularly liked the combination, Joan Fontaine was born that night…”

-Joan Fontaine, No Bed of Roses

28

Mar

Happy Friday! Congrats on making through another week!

Happy Friday! Congrats on making through another week!

15

Mar

♪Nen, nen, kororo, okororiyo.♪. Still the tears would not stop.”

- Joan Fontaine, No Bed of Roses

14

Mar

Have a Wonderfully Fantastic and Fabulous Weekend!

Have a Wonderfully Fantastic and Fabulous Weekend!

13

Mar

Hang in there! The end of the week is upon us!

Hang in there! The end of the week is upon us!