Bette Davis


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Accessible and affordable illustrated biography
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781904341482
  • Publisher: Haus Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/1/2005
  • Series: Life&Times Series
  • Pages: 180
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Laura Moser was born in Houston and now works as a critic, editor and writer in New York and Chicago.
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Table of Contents

An Actress from New England: 1908-1930
An Absolute Despot 1
All Big Eyes and Talent 11
The Dream Factory: 1931-1934
Hollywood during the Depression 23
The Warners' Stable 27
Of Human Bondage and the Davis Style 34
The Star System: 1935-1939
Gilded Slavery 42
The Reward 49
The Queen of Hollywood 56
Hollywood on the Home Front: 1940-1945
Celluloid Soldiers 66
The Women's Picture 70
The Horrors of Egocentricity on a Marathonic Scale 78
The Last Chance: 1946-1960
The Best 18 Years of Her Life 88
From Darkness to Eve 96
Ten Black Years 106
Bette-Davis-is-Bette-Davis-is-Bette-Davis: 1960-1989
This Wasted Bernhardt 117
God's Joke on Humanity 128
The Greatest Sadist Movies Ever Had 141
Notes 146
Chronology 152
Select Filmography 164
Further Reading 168
Picture Sources 173
Index 174
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