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Silver Screen Standards: Bette Davis

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Feb 15, 2020

Silver Screen Standards: Bette Davis Baby Jane Hudson, whose shattered visage mirrors her broken psyche, is one of Davis’ most extreme characters, but the earlier roles paved the way for this late tour de force. Recently I rewatched What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, the 1962 film starring Bett read more

On Blu-ray: Bette Davis at Her Best in William Wyler's The Letter (1940)

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Nov 7, 2019

I’ve always viewed the films that Bette Davis made with director William Wyler as an emotionally charged conversation between actress and filmmaker. There’s something precise about the cinema they made together, as if they are trying to achieve the perfect mix of the authentic and the dr read more

Jezebel (1938): A Bette Davis Southern Belle

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 22, 2019

The oldest movie theater near where I grew up was built in 1938 and by some peculiar coincidence, Bette Davis is said to have driven by the establishment time and time again. Being the iron-willed personality that she was, the rising star demanded they open with her latest movie. (I assume very few read more

Bette Davis as Madame Sin

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Jul 14, 2019

A TV series centered around a Fu Manchu-like villainous played by the incomparable Bette Davis? That was the idea behind Madame Sin, a TV series pilot which aired in 1972 on the ABC Movie of the Weekend. Executive producer Robert Wagner stars as Tony Lawrence, a disgruntled former intelligence agen read more

Bette Davis in Of Human Bondage (1934) – a star is born

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on May 24, 2019

Bette Davis in Of Human Bondage (1934) – a star is born On May 24, 2019 By CarolIn Uncategorized Sometimes it’s hard to believe there was a time when Bette Davis was not a star. Yet, between 1930 and 1933 she was mostly a supporting player read more

THE FOURTH ANNUAL BETTE DAVIS BLOGATHON: Wagon Train, The Ella Lindstrom Story (1959)

Caftan Woman Posted by on Apr 6, 2019

Crystal of In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood hosts her Fourth Annual Bette Davis Blogathon running April 5 - 7, 2019. Click HERE to join in the fun. THE ELLA LINDSTROM STORY Written and directed by Allen H. Miner Guest starring Bette Davis February 4, 1959 (Season 2, episode read more

Bette Davis breaks the wall in Of Human Bondage (John Cromwell, 1934)

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Apr 5, 2019

Bette Davis was among the first classic actresses to be introduced to me. I remember thinking she was the most badass person ever in All About Eve. So, overall, she did a good first impression. Then, I had this weird “I don’t like Bette Davis so much period” which, luckily, didn&# read more

The Moon, the Stars and Bette Davis

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Apr 9, 2018

I always have difficulties to determine which film starring Bette Davis is my favourite one. But today, I think it’s Now, Voyager. Yeah, I might have given you another title in a past article, but you see, this is the type of choice that changes all the time for me. It doesn’t really do read more

THE THIRD ANNUAL BETTE DAVIS BLOGATHON: The Virginian, The Accomplice (1962)

Caftan Woman Posted by on Apr 5, 2018

Crystal of In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood is hosting The Third Annual Bette Davis Blogathon from April 5th to 7th. Click HERE to join in the fun. THE VIRGINIAN Season 1, Episode 13 THE ACCOMPLICE Aired: December 19, 1962 Written by Howard Browne, William P. McGivern, Winston Mille read more

THE THIRD ANNUAL BETTE DAVIS BLOGATHON: The Virginian - The Accomplice (1962)

Caftan Woman Posted by on Apr 5, 2018

Crystal of In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood is hosting The Third Annual Bette Davis Blogathon from April 5th to 7th. Click HERE to join in the fun. THE VIRGINIAN Season 1, Episode 13 THE ACCOMPLICE Aired: December 19, 1962 Written by Howard Browne, William P. McGivern, Winston Mille read more

Bette Davis and Miriam Hopkins

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Sep 23, 2017

Today, I'm writing about two old Hollywood films starring Bette Davis and Miriam Hopkins. The photo above shows the two leading ladies in the 1939 woman's picture The Old Maid. This article is part of The Duo Double Feature Blogathon hosted by The Flapper Dame and Phyllis Loves Classic Movies. Th read more

On FEUD, Feuds, Bette Davis and Joan Crawford

Backlots Posted by Lara on May 7, 2017

Bette Davis and Joan Crawford share a laugh. The first season of the FX bio-series Feud came to a close on April 23, capping off 8 weeks of exploration into the famous rivalry between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. With Jessica Lange as Joan Crawford, Susan Sarandon as Bette Davis, and Catherine Ze read more

TCM Classic Film Festival Day 1: 7 Seconds of Bette Davis in JEZEBEL (1938)

Backlots Posted by Lara on Apr 6, 2017

This afternoon, classic film fans from around the country and the world descended upon the stretch of Hollywood Boulevard that runs from the Roosevelt Hotel to the Egyptian Theater for the opening of the TCM Classic Film Festival. For much of the day, the street was completely blocked off for the read more

Top of the World: Bette Davis, Gregory Peck and Spencer Tracy in Tops Five

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Apr 6, 2017

April 5 is an important date on our calendar as three major movie stars were born on this day: Bette Davis, Gregory Peck and Spencer Tracy (and also Melvyn Douglas, Frank Gorshin and Walter Huston). To pay a tribute to them, I’ve decided to present you 3 little top 5 of 1- my favourite Bette D read more

How Bette Davis Mesmerizes us in The Letter

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Mar 27, 2017

Bette Davis was one of the most iconic and talented actresses to ever grace the silver screen. She’s remembered for her strong personality, her impressive tact, her unique eyes and, of course, all those classics she starred in such as Jezebel, All About Eve, Now Voyager and many others. Excep read more

Dupla Dinâmica: Bette Davis e William Wyler / Dynamic Duo: Bette Davis and William Wyler

Critica Retro Posted by Lê on Mar 26, 2017

Dupla Dinâmica: Bette Davis e William Wyler / Dynamic Duo: Bette Davis and William Wyler É difícil definir um cineasta como William Wyler. Seu filme mais famoso é a versão de 1959 de Ben-Hur, um épico bíblico masculinizado com uma boa dose de ação e drama. Entretanto, Wyler dirigiu 73 read more

Bette Davis and the Hollywood Canteen

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Mar 24, 2017

Today, I'm writing about Bette Davis' role in co-founding and running the famous Hollywood Canteen. The photo above shows her serving coffee and doughnuts to World War II servicemen. This article is part of The Second Annual Bette Davis Blogathon hosted by In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywoo read more

Bette Davis in The Jailer Episode of Gunsmoke

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Mar 23, 2017

Today, I'm writing about The Jailer episode of Gunsmoke starring James Arness, Amanda Blake (center), and Bette Davis. This article is part of the Favourite TV Show Episode Blogathon hosted by A Shroud of Thoughts. U.S. Marshal Matt Dillon (James Arness) faced many formidable foes in the long read more

New TV Show on Bette Davis and Joan Crawford!!

Cary Grant Won't Eat You Posted by Judy on May 6, 2016

FX is bringing classic movie buffs’ favorite sparring partners, Bette and Joan, to the screen. And the leads for the pair? Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange. How lucky are we? The show, aptly titled Feud, will also feature some amazing costars. The only downside? We have to wait until 2017. Jo read more

All About Eve – Bette Davis Blogathon

Smitten Kitten Vintage Posted by Rhonda0731 on Apr 5, 2016

I saw it fitting to write this on her birthday, April 5th. I felt it would be a great way to honor my favorite actress of the silver screen. Bette Davis has had many memorable films over her illustrious career. There are so many to choose from and she plays an array of wonderful and memorable charac read more
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