Bette Davis' Style in Dark Victory 1939

All Screencaps are mine

I didn't want to watch this movie! I was like, Hmm... let me start it and just skip through the dialogue and have a ball peeping through the set design and clothes... However as soon as Bette started talking, I was hooked! She's such a terrific actress. Her voice. The way she carries herself! She's perfect! I love Bette Davis. She's a tough cookie, a woman that knows her worth, and an icon in her own right!
Here's a list of her most bitchiest quotes MEOW...

"Why am I so good at playing bitches? I think it’s because I’m not a bitch. Maybe that’s why [Joan Crawford] always plays ladies."

"There was more good acting at Hollywood parties than ever appeared on the screen."

"I will never be below the title."

"I never did pal around with actresses. Their talk usually bored me to tears."

"[referring to fourth husband, Gary Merrill] Gary was a macho man, but none of my husbands was ever man enough to become Mr. Bette Davis."

"[on her greatest rival Joan Crawford] She has slept with every male star at MGM except Lassie."

"[on Crawford] I wouldn’t piss on her if she was on fire."

"I survived because I was tougher than anybody else."

"If everybody likes you, you’re pretty dull."


  1. stephen e. hansen portola valleyJanuary 7, 2017 at 5:49 PM

    thank you for this wonderful remembrance of bette, sexier than all the mistresses i ever had in my silicon valley career. i've watched most of bette's films. proud alum of the stanford theater!


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