De Havilland Gipsy Moth: In the bloodline.

Talking the other day about Olivia de Havilland’s 103 anniversary with a cinephile friend I remarked that she, and her sister Joan Fontaine, were not the only movie stars of the family. Their cousins’ brainchildren have also appeared in considerable number in the “silver screen.” Dragon Rapides, Mosquitos and especially Moths like this superb Gypsy Moth from the incomparable “Out of Africa.”

A charismatic and iconic actor indeed.

One thought on “De Havilland Gipsy Moth: In the bloodline.

  1. Yes, that is a superb picture of the “Out of Africa” Gypsy Moth. I always think of Francis Chichester when I see a Gypsy Moth and his book “The Lonely Sea and the Sky” and his off-course navigation method.
    I’m a bit of a cinephile too but I must say I never connected the sisters to Geoffrey de Havilland. Dame Olivia Mary de Havilland DBE is now 103 years old. Sadly, her younger sister Joan Fontaine died in 2013 at 96. Their well known sibling rivalry was probably started by their mother who apparently favoured Olivia. They were both so beautiful.

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