Back in Print for the First Time in Decades

“An unending battle with law, custom, society, fashion… sales clerk and landlord… Who laughs last laughs best. She does and you along with her.”
New York Herald Tribune

“A rib-tickler… excellent”
New York Mirror

“Lively and pleasant… wicked and roguish”
Oakland Tribune

“Nostalgic, provocative”
New York Times

“Miss de Havilland Tells All…”
Chicago Tribune

“Her seven-year stint as Mme. Pierre Galante, a sharp-eyed Franco-U.S. housewife and what she found out about French husbands… a happy Jean Kerr-ish account… a funny one…”


Every Frenchman Has One Feature Article


Back in print for the first time in decades—and featuring a new interview with the author, in celebration of her forthcoming centennial birthday—the delectable escapades of Hollywood legend Olivia de Havilland, who fell in love with a Frenchman—and then became a Parisian

In 1953, Olivia de Havilland—already an Academy Award-winning actress for her roles in To Each His Own and The Heiress—became the heroine of her own real-life love affair. She married a Frenchman, moved to Paris, and planted her standard on the Left Bank of the River Seine. It has been fluttering on both Left and Right Banks with considerable joy and gaiety from that moment on.

Still, her transition from Hollywood celebrity to parisienne was anything but easy. And in Every Frenchman Has One, her skirmishes with French customs, French maids, French salesladies, French holidays, French law, French doctors, and above all, the French language, are here set forth in a delightful and amusing memoir of her early years in the “City of Light.”

Paraphrasing Caesar, Ms. de Havilland says, “I came. I saw. I was conquered.”


The Crown Publishing Group