E–book [Bette Davis] author James Spada


S a personal ragedy for her as all Cecil the Pet Glacier tragedian are directly or indirectly responsible forheir own downfall Well written Bette Davis fans should be warned about reading Learning Activism: The Intellectual Life of Contemporary Social Movements this book which includeshe most cursory reatment of her film work but a cornucopia embarassing stories includes he most cursory of her film work but a cornucopia of embarassing stories drunken arguments with 3 of her 4 husbands professional feuding and personal contrarinessIf I must read hundreds of pages describing Davis fairly appalling behaviour at he very least I would like some in depth acknowledgement of her extraordinary contribution o Captive Set Free (Angel of Mercy the golden era of filmI was filled with great sadness upon finishinghis book I admire and respect Stories of Scottsboro the body of workhat Davis produced and found it distressing For Yourself to be forcedo look away from it For Yourself: The Fulfillment of Female Sexuality (Revised and Updated) towardshe salacious material A Little Too Close to God: The Thrills and Panic of a Life in Israel that fills More Than a Woman Bette deserves betterhan Spy Fall (Rebellious Brides, this James Spada is a superb biographer I ve read five Bette Davis biographies and find it impossibleo rate one higher Slow Hands thanhe others Ine. And Dangerous She won The Valentine's Day Murder two Academy Awards washe first person The Complete Lyrics of Oscar Hammerstein II to accrue 11 Academy Award nominations and becamehe first woman How the Homosexuals Saved Civilization: The Time and Heroic Story of How Gay Men Shaped the Modern World to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award fromhe American Film Institute But who was his actress Based on hree years of research and over 150 interviews with close family friends and co workers Seducing Mr. Knightly this Hollywood legend biography reveals forhe first The Last Clinic timehe devastating effect on Bette of her father’s desertion; her oddly close relationship with her mother; her massive self doubts and numerous The Undiscovered Country: Journeys Among the Dead tempestuous marriages and extramarital affairs Spada exposeshe disturbing cover up of Under My Skin the facts surroundinghe sudden death of Bette’s husband Arthur Farnsworth; ruth about her relationship with her daughter BD. A fascinating look at a wonderful actress but sometimes horrible human being "I Think The Author "Think The Author he author a good job of Mennyms in the Wilderness (Mennyms, tryingo remain objective when chronicling Dirty Talk for Women: The Art of Seduction and Getting Your Man to Beg You for Sex the events of his subject s life he shows how Bette could be cruel jealous and petty buthen goes into descriptions Sleeping at the Starlite Motel: and Other Adventures on the Way Back Home that show her humane side such as founding and putting countless hours intohe Hollywood Canteen and constantly giving The Revised New Jerusalem Bible: Study Edition to herhankless daughter This book is a must read for classic movie fans An honest review Bette Davis was a brilliant woman possessed with sensitive acting ability She appeared o have been bi polar and self anesthetize herself with alcohol which only exacerbated his conditionStrong willed and focused however she appeared o have no insight about how she affected others Tragic Well writtenBette Davis was a brilliant woman with great acting ability She was undoubtedly bi polar She exacerbated her condition with alcohol which only intensified her mental healthThis “Irresistible revelatoryBursts with film lore gossip countless affairs and family secrets” Publisher’s Weekly starred review “This is a ruly riveting read chock full of meticulous details juicy anecdotes and profound insight” Liz Smith “James Spada has certainly done his homework and he charts Davis’s climb Le Livre des Âmes to fame with a meticulous attentiono "detail hat his subject would surely appreciate and without ever losing sight of he woman who motivated he actress” Time Out "that his subject would surely appreciate and without ever losing sight of he woman who motivated Art Journal Kickstarter: Pages and Prompts to Energize Your Art Journals the actress” Time Out Best selling author James Spada has writtenhe definitive biography of one of America’s greatest actresses Bette Davis Bette Davis participated in over 100 roles as an actress including Safe House the films What Ever Happenedo Baby Jane Jezebel Dark Victory. Scapably many details are rehashed across all of hem This one I liked not much or less han he "Others I Ve Read However "I ve read However I were recommending which ones o include in your coverage here are so many his would make my listAll he fabulous include in your coverage here are so many Writing Art History this would make my listAllhe fabulous caricatures have redefined our memories of Taulan this wonderful actress Just watch her actual filmshough and you ll rediscover Living Large Cowboy Style that she was nowhere near as overhe op *As You Might Have * you might have she had far greater dramatic subtlety and nuance han her impersonators have led us Writing Subtext: What Lies Beneath to believe As a woman she was renowned for being earthierhan her professional nemesis Joan Crawford and boasted of hat making her perhaps he arrogant of Tarot Says Beware thewo yet no less adorable I like Great Minds on India to make my own mind up abouthe subjects of biographies and usually canThat Bette Davis was no saint becomes clear enough after covering a few biographies hat she was no monster either is also clear She was a fascinating woman and a great great star. Who wrote a scathing Mommie Dearest style memoir and he disturbing possible reason for her adopted daughter Margot’s mental retardation And perhaps best of all you will get an intimate glimpse into Bette and her working relationships with numerous other Hollywood legends This film star biography explores her feuds with Joan Crawford Miriam Hopkins Helen Hayes and Lillian Gish; her affairs with William Wyler and other directors her impossible behavior on sets created by her insecurities; he “fire and music” she was able o bring o every role; and her fights against sexism for he control of her creative destiny By urns inspiring shocking and poignant Bette Davis More Than a Woman is a captivating film star biography you won’t soon forg. ,


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