Just In Time For Her 100th Birthday

The incomparable Olivia de Havilland, the last surviving star of “Gone with the Wind,” has just turned 100, and to mark the occasion Crown has released a new version of her very witty memoir, “Every Frenchman Has One.” When my friend Dee Sushi first heard the title, Dee replied: Yes, and it’s uncircumcised!” First published in 1962 by Random House, the memoir is a lighthearted account of the author’s often amusing attempts to understand and adapt to French life, manners, and customs. Bonne anniversaire, Livvy! By the way, her younger sister and fellow Oscar winner, Joan Fontaine, who died in 2013, also published a memoir. It had a decidedly more downbeat title than that of Livvy: “No Bed of Roses.”

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