in memoriam

my spring with Olivia de Havilland

Good night, because we must

How intricate the dust!

— Emily Dickinson

Given that Dame Olivia de Havilland took Ryan Murphy to court over her portrayal in Feud: Bette and Joan, I thought she would not be *thrilled* about being a character in a novel I began tinkering with in the bleak days of March. But, of course, it only made her a more fascinating figure…

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