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10 thoughts on “Bette Davis

  1. says:

    James Spada is a superb biographer I've read five Bette Davis biographies and find it impossible to rate one higher than the others Inescapably many details are rehashed across all of them This one I liked not much or less than the others I've

  2. says:

    One way and a rough one at that to survive 81 years as a tightly wound nervous wreck

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    There is a line in Lorrie Moore’s story “How to Be the Other Woman” “Slam the door like Bette Davis”Offscreen onscreen the woman had attitude and it and she was tremendousThe writing itself well there is a a lot of editorializing a

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    Bette Davis fans should be warned about reading this book which includes the most cursory treatment of her film work but a cornucopia of embarassing stories of drunken arguments with 3 of her 4 husbands professional feuding and personal contrarinessIf I must read hundreds of pages describing Davis' fairly appalling behaviour at the very lea

  5. says:

    Bette Davis has always been a favourite I enjoy her movies most specially the ones she did in the forties her most popular time in Hollywood Reading about her childhood family fears her journey through life makes for very interesting reading Not necessarily a likeable person she was extremely difficult a prime diva yet an admirab

  6. says:

    My problem with this biography is that the author tries to push a certain narrative down the reader's throat na

  7. says:

    An honest review; Bette Davis was a brilliant woman possessed with sensitive acting ability She appeared to have been bi polar and self anesthetize herself with alcohol which only exacerbated this conditionStrong

  8. says:

    I am embarrassed to admit how glued to this book I actually was although not for the reasons most would think Never having been much of a fan of any celebrity certainly not of Bette Davis nevertheless I was curious as to how a virtual nobody could have risen to such heights of stardom even to attaining two Osc

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    Bette Davis has never been one of my favorite actresses but there's no denying that she was a star This biography of her manages to walk the line and give an even handed account of her good and bad traits There are places where a little too much information is given I don't really care what her sexual adventures were but her personality com

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    A fascinating look at a wonderful actress but sometimes horrible human being I think the author does a good job of trying to remain objective when chronicling the events of his subject's life; he shows how Bette could be cruel jealous and petty but then goes into descriptions that show her humane side such as founding and putting countless ho

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“Irresistible revelatoryBursts with film lore gossip countless affairs and family secrets” Publisher’s Weekly starred review “This is a truly riveting read chock full of meticulous details juicy anecdotes and profound insight” Liz Smith “James Spada has certainly done his homework and he charts Davis’s climb to fame with a meticulous attention to detail that his subject would surely appreciate and without ever losing sight of the woman who motivated the actress” Time Out London Best selling author James Spada has written the definitive biography of one of America’s greatest actresses Bette Davis Bette Davis participated in over 100 roles as an actress including the films What Ever Happened to Baby Jane Jezebel Dark Victory. There is a line in Lorrie Moore s story How to Be the Other Woman Slam the door like Bette Davis Offscreen onscreen the woman had attitude and it and she was tremendousThe writing itself well there is a a lot of editorializing a lot of reconstructed scenes as if out of a novel and I found myself having plenty of OH PLEASE moments because of this Still though this baby was a good one

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Bette Davis

And Dangerous She won two Academy Awards was the first person to accrue 11 Academy Award nominations and became the first woman to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Film Institute But who was this actress Based on three years of research and over 150 interviews with close family friends and co workers this Hollywood legend biography reveals for the first time the devastating effect on Bette of her father’s desertion; her oddly close relationship with her mother; her massive self doubts and numerous tempestuous marriages and extramarital affairs Spada exposes the disturbing cover up of the facts surrounding the sudden death of Bette’s second husband Arthur Farnsworth; the truth about her relationship with her daughter BD. Bette Davis fans should be warned about reading this book which includes the most cursory treatment of her film work but a cornucopia of embarassing stories of drunken arguments with 3 of her 4 husbands professional feuding and personal contrarinessIf I must read hundreds of pages describing Davis fairly appalling behaviour at the very least I would like some in depth acknowledgement of her extraordinary contribution to the golden era of filmI was filled with great sadness upon finishing this book I admire and respect the body of work that Davis produced and found it distressing to be forced to look away from it towards the salacious material that fills More Than a Woman Bette deserves better than this

free download Ø eBook or Kindle ePUB é James Spada

Who wrote a scathing Mommie Dearest style memoir and the disturbing possible reason for her adopted daughter Margot’s mental retardation And perhaps best of all you will get an intimate glimpse into Bette and her working relationships with numerous other Hollywood legends This film star biography explores her feuds with Joan Crawford Miriam Hopkins Helen Hayes and Lillian Gish; her affairs with William Wyler and other directors her impossible behavior on sets created by her insecurities; the “fire and music” she was able to bring to every role; and her fights against sexism for the control of her creative destiny By turns inspiring shocking and poignant Bette Davis More Than a Woman is a captivating film star biography you won’t soon forg. An honest review Bette Davis was a brilliant woman possessed with sensitive acting ability She appeared to have been bi polar and self anesthetize herself with alcohol which only exacerbated this conditionStrong willed and focused however she appeared to have no insight about how she affected others Tragic Well writtenBette Davis was a brilliant woman with great acting ability She was undoubtedly bi polar She exacerbated her condition with alcohol which only intensified her mental healthThis is a personal tragedy for her as all tragedian are directly or indirectly responsible for their own downfall Well written

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