#BornThisDay: Bette Davis

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 "Everybody has a heart. Except some people." April 5, 1908 – I find All About Eve (1950) to be a perfect film with not a wasted piece of dialogue or an unnecessary scene. It is one of the greatest films about theatre. For me, Margo Channing is the finest & bravest Bette ... See the Rest

The Drawing Room: Don Bachardy’s Hollywood

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Artist Don Bachardy, now 80, is one of the greatest chroniclers of Hollywood’s big name faces. As the longtime partner of novelist Christopher Isherwood (Cabaret), Bachardy had access to some films most iconic figures. Hollywood (Glitterati), the portraits of Don Bachardy ... See the Rest

Flashback 1963: Bette Davis on Gender Roles

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A 1963 interview with Bette Davis is animated (BRILLIANTLY) in the latest installment of PBS's Blank on Blank, which combines old interviews with famous people and new animations. Says Bette about the difference between men and women: "I think men have got to change an awful ... Watch Now

Legacy: Lauren Bacall Was The Last of Madonna’s “Vogue” Legends

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Here's an strange bit of trivia about the passing of Lauren Bacall yesterday: As pointed out on Twitter, all 16 of the 20th-century stars immortalized in Madonna's “Vogue” are now gone. The amazing black-and-white music video, directed by David Fincher, is a tribute to the golden ... See the Rest

Hollywood Legends: Now & Then

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I know this is a silly game but I can't really help myself. Whenever you focus on the Hollywood heavyweights, like last night's Oscars did, you think back on the golden era of Hollywood and try to figure out our star equivalency today. Not their looks as much, (although these two ... See the Rest

Quote Unquote: Bette Davis

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 “I will not retire while I've still got my legs and my makeup box.” – Bette Davis     ... See the Rest