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Bette Davies : More Than A Woman - James Spada

Bette Davies

More Than A Woman

Paperback Published: 4th January 1995
ISBN: 9780751509403
Number Of Pages: 736

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A biography of Bette Davis, revealing a life replete with scandal, sex, violence, courage, sacrifice and heartbreak. After three years of research and more than 150 interviews, James Spada has written a revealing biography of one of the greatest Hollywood Legends. Spada has convinced Bette Davis's relatives and friends to speak out for the first time, and he has gained new access to court documents, long-lost inquest transcript, and personal correspondence to paint a portrait of one of the most complex and misrepresented women in Hollywood history. This book reveals Bette Davis' oddly close relationship with her mother (who bathed her until she was in her teens); her ambivalent feelings about the sex act, as revealed by a director/lover; her possible role in the brain damage of her adopted daughter; the bizarre behaviour of her husband Gary Merrill and the vicious custody battle for their son, Michael; her pursuit of much younger men she entered her sixties; and her tragic and courageous last days.

Industry Reviews

Spada has certainly done his homework, and charts Davis's climb to fame... without ever losing sight of the woman who motivated the actress. - TIME OUT

Absorbing and thoroughly documented. - SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

Spanda's irresistable, revelatory biography... bursts with film lore, gossip, countless affairs and family secrets. - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

Told absorbingly... Spada appears to have gathered every possible fact. - WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD

ISBN: 9780751509403
ISBN-10: 075150940X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 736
Published: 4th January 1995
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.2 x 12.7  x 6.1
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 1