Bette Davis

Bette Davis

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Overview

Bette Davis by Laura Moser


In Jezebel, Dark Victory, Now, Voyager and All About Eve Bette Davis distorted herself into grotesque, shocking characters - always, she insisted, for the good of the role. This book unmasks the complex, self-destructive woman beneath the steely public persona.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781904341482
Publisher: Haus Publishing
Publication date: 07/01/2005
Series: Life&Times Series
Pages: 180
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author


Laura Moser was born in Houston and now works as a critic, editor and writer based in New York.

Table of Contents

An Actress from New England: 1908-1930
An Absolute Despot1
All Big Eyes and Talent11
The Dream Factory: 1931-1934
Hollywood during the Depression23
The Warners' Stable27
Of Human Bondage and the Davis Style34
The Star System: 1935-1939
Gilded Slavery42
The Reward49
The Queen of Hollywood56
Hollywood on the Home Front: 1940-1945
Celluloid Soldiers66
The Women's Picture70
The Horrors of Egocentricity on a Marathonic Scale78
The Last Chance: 1946-1960
The Best 18 Years of Her Life88
From Darkness to Eve96
Ten Black Years106
Bette-Davis-is-Bette-Davis-is-Bette-Davis: 1960-1989
This Wasted Bernhardt117
God's Joke on Humanity128
The Greatest Sadist Movies Ever Had141
Notes146
Chronology152
Select Filmography164
Further Reading168
Picture Sources173
Index174

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