Saturday, August 25, 2012

Gorgeous portrait—Bette Davis

I have a feeling most people remember the older, more eccentric Bette Davis—you know bright red lipstick with a droopy cig in her mouth and a funky hat—but in her youth she was quite a knockout. She had those sultry, bedroom eyes, a mean swagger, and a potent line delivery style. I've seen most of her older films more times than I should admit (Thank you Turner Classic Movies!), and I hope you have too. Here are some of my favorites, in no particular order: The Letter, The Man Who Came to Dinner, Now Voyager, All About Eve, Dark Victory, Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?, Jezebel, The Little Foxes, Old Acquaintance, Of Human Bondage, The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex, Mr. Skeffington, The Corn Is Green, A Stolen Life, The Catered Affair, Pocketful of Miracles, and The Virgin Queen. She plays quite a range of characters in these films all with her own style. And of course, she's got Bette Davis eyes...

"Fasten your seat belts, it's going to be a bumpy night."
From All about Eve

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"Y'arnt ever gonna get out of that wheelchair Blanche." 
From Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?

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"Don't let's ask for the moon, we have the stars." 
From Now Voyager

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"There comes a time in every woman's life when the only 
thing that helps is a glass of champagne."
From Old Acquaintance

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