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Dark victory : the life of Bette Davis

Author: Ed Sikov
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A biography of Bette Davis, focusing on her acting career, drawing from interviews with friends, directors, and admirers, archival research, and a new look at her films to provide insights into her personal and professional life.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographie
Named Person: Bette Davis; Bette Davis; Bette Davis; Bette Davis
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ed Sikov
ISBN: 9780805075489 0805075488
OCLC Number: 76961180
Description: xii, 479 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Part 1 Early Skirmishes 7 --
1 An Infant's Album 9 --
3 A Yankee in Hollywood 36 --
4 An Actress in Motion 49 --
5 The First Oscar 68 --
6 Up in Arms 84 --
7 "In the Warner Jail" 98 --
Part 2 Victories 113 --
8 The Second Oscar 115 --
9 "A Girl Who Dies" 132 --
10 Feuds 147 --
11 More Battles and Two Retreats 161 --
12 Breakdown and Recovery 177 --
13 A Prescription for Independence 198 --
14 For the Boys 219 --
15 Commanders in Chief 238 --
16 Deceptions 257 --
Part 3 Ongoing Conflicts 279 --
17 Fast Forward 281 --
18 Wife and Mother 299 --
19 Onstage, Onscreen, and on TV 308 --
20 Troubles and a Triumph 328 --
21 "Situation Wanted" 346 --
22 Losses 363 --
23 Betrayal 385 --
24 War's End 400 --
Illustration Acknowledgments 462.
Responsibility: Ed Sikov.
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A biography of Bette Davis, focusing on her acting career, drawing from interviews with friends, directors, and admirers, archival research, and a new look at her films to provide insights into her personal and professional life.

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