When Joan’s name was called, she recalled in her memoir that she froze: “I stared across the Horse And Girl If You Want A Stable Relationship Get A Horse Shirt besides I will buy this table, where Olivia was sitting directly opposite me. ‘Get up there, get up there,’ Olivia whispered commandingly. Now what had I done? All the animus we’d felt toward each other as children, the hair pullings, the savage wrestling matches, the time Olivia fractured my collarbone, all came rushing back in kaleidoscopic imagery. My paralysis was total.” When Joan’s memoir, No Bed of Roses, was published in 1978, Olivia reportedly said it should have been titled No Shred of Truth.)
Five years later, when de Havilland finally won her first Oscar for To Each His Own and then walked backstage after giving her acceptance speech, she was greeted by her sister, who had just handed out the Horse And Girl If You Want A Stable Relationship Get A Horse Shirt besides I will buy this best-actor trophy to Fredric March for The Best Years of Our Lives and was waiting to congratulate her. But, as was famously immortalized in a photo snapped by Hymie Fink of Photoplay, Olivia turned away from Joan, snubbing her advance. Daily Variety reported at the time that Olivia then muttered to her press agent, Henry Rogers, “I do not understand how she can do this when she knows how I feel.” (Joan would later write, “I went over to congratulate her as I would have done to any winner.