An Academy Award-winning actress and one of the most riveting and volatile personalities the screen has ever known, Bette Davis comes to life in the pages of this lavish, fully illustrated tribute.
Bette Davis : Larger Than Life is a lavishly illustrated tribute to one of the most acclaimed and recognised stars in the history of film. She was a fighter who took on the Hollywood establishment at the drop of a hat. She revelled in lifelong feuds (with arch nemesis and "Baby Jane" co-star Joan Crawford). Her personality leapt off the screen and earned her an unprecedented number of high-profile nominations and awards for her work in films like "Jezebel", "Dark Victory", "All About Eve", and "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?" As the epitaph on Davis' tombstone reads, 'She did it the hard way'. Through a biography, comprehensive filmography, and hundreds of photos, readers will find out why.
About the Authors
Richard Schickel has been the film critic for Time magazine since 1972. He is also a prolific documentary film-maker, movie historian, and author of more than thirty books, including You Must Remember This : The Warner Bros. Story . He lives in Los Angeles.
George Perry is a film critic, journalist, and broadcaster who has interviewed an array of film greats in his distinguished career. He is also a documentary film consultant and author of many books on film history and the stars who lived it. He lives in London.
"Evening Standard" -UK 12/3/09
."..a pleasure to flick through. The biographical facts have a juicily gothic feel. The family and studio portraits of Bette meanwhile are a revelation."
"San Jose Mercury News", 11/25
."..what makes the book impossible to put down are the photos -- gorgeous period images beautifully integrated into the text."
"Rage Monthly", November 2009
"This lush must-have coffee table book is big, luxurious and full of fascinating descriptions and stories befitting the Queen of Hollywood's Golden Age. Gee, what a great holiday gift this would make!" "15 Minutes Magazine", Jan/Feb 2011
"a keeper: the text is crisp; the photos are magnificent. Lots of delicious anecdotes..."
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 6th October 2009
Dimensions (cm): 30.5 x 23.0 x 3.0
Weight (kg): 1.792