Friday, April 25, 2008

A Centennial Tribute to Bette Davis

Seeing Bette Davis in Now Voyager was an event involving a full box of tissues for all the tears that came flowing down the cheeks of my mother, my sister and myself. Could there ever be one so courageous as to fight that dominating mother? To step out on the edge with no wings? To fall helplessly, hopelessly into the arms of a married man? To be a savior to his child? Ah, how could anyone play that part to perfection, as did dear Bette, to be so noble, so selfless, so enthralling. And those cigarettes! Well my dear, you never see anything like that anymore. Paul Henried would take two cigarettes, put them both in his mouth, light them, and take out one and hand it to her. They were BIG smokers! (Although I cannot remember ever seeing either one of them inhale). Somehow that scene has stayed with us over these many years.

If you are in Los Angeles, The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences in association with the Film Department of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art presents A Centennial Tribute to Bette Davis Hosted by Robert Osborne with special guests Joan Leslie, Michael Merrill, Gena Rowlands and James Woods.

A Centennial Tribute to Bette Davis will honor the legendary actress with an evening featuring clips of her indelible screen performances as well as onstage discussions with several of her colleagues and friends.

WHEN: Thursday, May 1, at 8 p.m.

WHERE: At the Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

STANDBY TICKET INFORMATION: Additional tickets typically become available at the last minute due to no-shows or cancellations. On Thursday, May 1, a standby line will form at the corner of Almont and Wilshire at 5 p.m.; the number of standby tickets available for sale will be determined shortly before the 8 p.m. showtime.

For additional program information, please call (310) 247-3600.

“Fasten your seat belts. It’s going to be a bumpy night.”

The scene from Now Voyager, the ending...

Courtesy of You Tube

See you next time!






Ziegfeld Girls & Marilyn Miller 1929


I like to watch them both at the same time.

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