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Bette Davis : the performances that made her great

Author: Peter McNally
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This volume contains detailed analyses of Bette Davis' top 12 films spanning 1938 to 1987 and The Letter, All About Eve, The Little Foxes, Jezebel, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? and The Whales of August. Each film is discussed with examination of its script, direction, camerawork and performances, particularly as they relate to Davis's work"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Bette Davis; Bette Davis; Bette Davis
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter McNally
ISBN: 9780786434992 0786434996
OCLC Number: 173241107
Description: viii, 253 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The letter (1940) --
All about Eve (1950) --
Dark victory (1939) --
The little foxes (1941) --
Now, voyager (1942) --
What ever happened to baby Jane? (1962) --
A piano for Mrs. Cimino (1982) --
The old maid (1939) --
The virgin queen (1955) --
The private lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939) --
The whales of August (1987) --
Jezebel (1938).
Responsibility: Peter McNally.
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Bette Davis, whose career spanned almost 50 years and covered theatre, radio, TV and motion pictures, was at one time the first lady of the big screen. This volume contains detailed analyses of Bette  Read more...

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"In light of the myriad books about Bette Davis that are out there, one might question the need for another look at the grande dame of the big screen and her body of work. But author Peter McNally Read more...

 
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