« Three Obsessions: Dassin, Dietrich, Dirty Mad Dog | Main | You Can Never Write Fast Enough... »



Excellent writing. Thanks.


Great job, Kim. I alternate being attracted and repulsed by her in films (especially during the 40s). Beyond the Forest is a wonderfully unique film for it's time. It blows me away that she was able to play such an independent woman (crazy, but independent none the less)

What a dump! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q692iEqZEa4


Zowie, you are on a tear of late. This is just superb, absolutely worthy of La Davis. Funny you should mention that famous exchange on the All About Eve set that so offended Celeste Holm. Davis was rude, of course, but I too always figured she was saying "bleh, don't be such a phony."

And that top publicity still must be one of the loveliest shots of her I have ever seen.

Joe Valdez

Please keep these pieces coming, Kim. It's rare to find articles written with such effusive passion for their subjects, while abeing full of great information and reminding readers what these stars should be remembered for. I never knew I liked Bette Davis until I read your piece. Great work.

Theron Neel

I've always been a Bette Davis fan, but I saw "Cabin in the Cotton" for the first time last night (I know, I know), and Bette was amazing. I literally could not take my eyes off her when she was on screen. So young, so blonde, and such a bitch - awesome!

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)