“It would have been very exciting to do a picture with her. I didn’t know her very well. I met up a couple of time with her and some people. Tremendous wit, this woman has. Great sense of humor-and about herself, too. I found her to be a charming woman, you know-not a frightening dragon lady or the queen”-Ida Lupino on Bette Davis
Watching the beginning of Kings Row (1942). According to IMDB, both Ida Lupino and Olivia Dehavilland rejected the role of Cassandra, but Bette Davis was interested and they rejected her. She suggested Betty Field, who then got the role.
Bette vs. Joan
And the winner is…
Joan Crawford or Bette Davis
My post posing this question seems to have caused quite the stir, all of a sudden!
Joan Crawford or Bette Davis?
*from an idea by classic-hollywood
6. Jezebel (1938)
I like my convictions undiluted, just like my bourbon.
Starring Bette Davis, Henry Fonda, George Brent, Fay Bainter
Directed by William Wyler
12. The Little Foxes (1941)
I’m lucky, Horace. I’ve always been lucky… I’ll be lucky again.
Starring Bette Davis, Teresa Wright, Herbert Marshall, Dan Duryea, Richard Carlson
Directed by William Wyler
14. Now, Voyager (1942)
Oh Jerry don’t let’s ask for the moon. We have the stars.
Starring Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Gladys Cooper
Favorite Classic Actors/Actresses #9 Bette Davis
nee Ruth Elizabeth Davis
(5 April 1908 - 6 October 1989)
Why she makes the list:
She may have been bossy and difficult to work with, but she knew when she was right, and would insist on having things her way. I might also say that she was justified in being sure of herself. She also said, “I often think that a slightly exposed shoulder emerging from a long satin nightgown packed more sex than two naked bodies in bed.”
Collection of Warner Bros. 1940s bound continuity scripts for subtitling, including The Maltese Falcon, To Have and Have Not, Mildred Pierce and 20 others. (Warner Bros., 1941-49) 23 Original studio dialogue-continuity scripts, professionally bound into four Quarto volumes (Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis, Ida Lupino, and Dramas), each approx. 700 pp., with typed and handwritten annotations for foreign-language subtitling. Titles include: The Maltese Falcon, All Through the Night, Across the Pacific, The Wagons Roll at Night, To Have and Have Not, Acrion in the North Atlantic, Chain Lighting, A Stolen Life, Deception, Winter Meeting, June Bride, Beyond the Forest, They Drive By Night, High Sierra, The Sea Wolf, Out of the Fog, Deep Valley, The Constant Nymph, Kings Row, Mildred Pierce, Possessed, Saratoga Trunk and The Unfaithful.
I. need. this.