"She could look demure while behaving like an empress. Blonde, with eyes like pearls too big for her head, she was very striking, but marginally pretty and certainly not beautiful . . . But it was her edge that made her memorable--her upstart superiority, her reluctance to pretend deference to others."
Bette Davis was the commanding figure of the great era of Hollywood stardom, with a drive and energy that put her contemporaries in the shade. She played queens, jezebels, and bitches; she could out-talk any male costar; she warred with her studio, Warner Bros., worked like a demon, got through four husbands, was nominated for seven Oscars, and--no matter what--never gave up fighting. This is her story.
|Grouped Work ID||2acb5948-db2a-9996-0140-d31efbb4910d|
|Grouping Title||bette davis|
|Grouping Author||thomson david|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-11-08 18:22:06PM|
|Last Indexed||2019-12-04 03:54:54AM|
|author||Thomson, David, 1941-|
|available_at_bemis||Bemis Public Library|
|local_callnumber_bemis||B DAVIS,BE THOMSON|
|owning_library_bemis||Bemis Public Library|
|owning_location_bemis||Bemis Public Library|
Davis, Bette, -- 1908-1989
Motion picture actors and actresses -- United States -- Biography
|title_full||Bette Davis / David Thomson ; photo research by Lucy Gray|
Motion picture actors and actresses