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Title: Olivia de Havilland taking FX ‘Feud’ to the Supreme Court
Post by: mountaineer on October 07, 2018, 08:44:39 AM
Olivia de Havilland taking FX ‘Feud’ to the Supreme Court
by Michael Hechtman
October 7, 2018 | 12:54am

Olivia de Havilland may be 102 years old, but the two-time Oscar winner is not about to back away from a fight.

The famed actress is asking the US Supreme Court to overturn a California ruling that said it was OK for FX, Fox 21 TV and producer Ryan Murphy to use her persona and her name in “Feud: Bette and Joan,” an eight-episode series about Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, Deadline reported Friday.  ...

In court papers, de Havilland’s lawyers say their client is “fiercely protective of her name and professional reputation. Miss de Havilland is almost unique among major stars in that she achieved success without sacrificing her . . . commitment to truth, loyalty, consideration of others and plain old fashioned good manners.”

De Havilland claims the networks and Murphy never asked for permission to use her likeness in “Feud,” which aired in 2017. It’s unclear what, if anything, she is seeking in damages. ...  Full story at NY Post (https://pagesix.com/2018/10/07/olivia-de-havilland-taking-fx-feud-to-the-supreme-court/)
Title: Re: Olivia de Havilland taking FX ‘Feud’ to the Supreme Court
Post by: The Ghost on October 07, 2018, 08:57:48 AM
Shades of Hedy Lamarr.  That's "Hedley" you provincial putz.