[Item #6085] The Girl Who Walked Home Alone: Bette Davis, a Personal Biography. Charlotte Chandler, Bette Davis.
The Girl Who Walked Home Alone: Bette Davis, a Personal Biography
The Girl Who Walked Home Alone: Bette Davis, a Personal Biography
The Girl Who Walked Home Alone: Bette Davis, a Personal Biography
The Girl Who Walked Home Alone: Bette Davis, a Personal Biography

The Girl Who Walked Home Alone: Bette Davis, a Personal Biography

ISBN: 9780743262088
New York, NY: Simon and Schuster, 2006. First Edition. Hardcover. “Even a short list of Bette Davis’s most famous films—Of Human Bondage; Jezebel; Dark Victory; The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex; Now, Voyager; All About Eve; What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?—reveals instantly what a major force she was in Hollywood. Her distinctive voice, her remarkable eyes, her astonishing range and depth of characterization—all these qualities combined to make Bette Davis one of the finest performers in film history.” (from front flap) Iconic American actress Bette Davis (1908-1989) starred in a wide-range of genres throughout her decades in Hollywood (horror, comedy, and historical to name a few), though she is most acclaimed for her roles in romantic dramas. Her time on stage in New York provided a great skill for the dramatic, and her brazen direct manner often intimidated others on set. She won her first Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the 1935 film Dangerous, and her second came just a few years later for Jezebel in 1938. Upon her death, these statuettes were put up for auction, and the director Steven Spielberg purchased them and returned them to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Throughout her career in Hollywood, Davis experienced the now-infamous sexism and objectification by the production companies and filmmakers: she’s not pretty enough, she has no sex appeal. But her eyes, those famous eyes, helped her land her first role in Bad Sister (1931). As her fame grew with the success of her films, she demanded to be valued as the star she was, ending up in contract disputes with Warner Bros. The career she navigated from the age of 23 through the rest of her life, from the ‘30s to the ‘80s, is expertly untangled and presented here by biographer Charlotte Chandler (nee Lyn Erhard). Familiarize yourself with the tumultuous journey of one of the most famous starlets of old Hollywood. From the collection of Barbara (1935-2023) & Irving (1933-2018) Nusbaum - world travelers, connoisseurs, eminent collectors of art & books, and the dearly beloved late parents of our esteemed founder, Arthur S. Nusbaum. Hardcover in unclipped dust-jacket: First Edition, First Printing, as indicated by number sequence on copyright page. Book is in Very Fine condition with no discernible flaws. Dust-jacket is in Fine condition with mild rubbing, scratching to front, back covers & spine. Very Fine / Fine. [Item #6085]

Price: $30.00

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