Joan Fontaine was the actress. Joan de Havilland was the woman. She was beautiful and complicated. Talented, underused and underrated. This is all for her-and you.
"On location Betty Bacall, accompanied the still-married Jason Robards, who played Dick Diver. One day while waiting around on a Zurich See yacht for a scene to be shot, Betty became very sisterly toward me, giving me kindly advice. She said that I’d botched up my life, that a girl should never marry without thinking of herself and her future. Love was a thing apart from the marital state. First, the man must never be an actor; second, he must not have had a previous marriage. He must be financially independent. The woman must give up her career… At the end of the film, Betty married Jason, juggled her children with his by a former marriage and eventually one of their own, made a broadway success in Cactus Flower and Applause, and has been working ever since. But their marriage floundered."
-Power & Glory, Joan Fontaine, No Bed of Roses