Bette Davis

by David Thomson (Author)
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"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, from the acclaimed film critic David Thomson.

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Publication date
March 21, 2010
Publisher
Collection
Page count
144
ISBN
9781429999892
Paper ISBN
9780865479319