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Bette Davis


#1

No I’m not posting her biography, I know her life - or at least what I’ve read from her, the book “Dark Victory” is an exceptional book for any Bette Davis fan or for any other person intrigued by her. I laughed at the part where she caugh on fire while wearing a Santa Claus outfit for a school play, hilarious.



I’ve found some intriguing interviews on youtube, and one of my favorites is featured on the Johnny Carson show with, get this - RICHARD PRYOR! :-</E> :’(



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#2

No one cares about Bette Davis…take it to the Bette Davis forum. :smiley:


#3

No bashers allowed, jerk!


#4

Damnit Bio! I had a very very intricate dream about Bette Davis movies last night. You fucker! I don’t wanna waste my dreams on Bette Davis! I wanna have dreams about IB, and QT, and vikings, and hot dudes.



In this dream, I was at my Grandma’s with my daughter, and the whole Davis family was there. We went to an old cinema in the farm town my Grandparents lived in. For some reason, we had all the kids acting out a Bette Davis movie as it played on the screen, like they do with Rocky Horror. My daughter played Bette’s role and had a wardrobe malfunction. I was trying to fix her dress on the stage while the movie was playing, and everyone was booing. Then we went to a huge convenience store, and everybody was talking about Bette Davis, and there were Bette Davis videos on sale everywhere. Somehow, Bette Davis turned into Marilyn Monroe at that point, and all the movies were Marilyn Monroe movies, but she was called Bette Davis.



Right at the end of the dream, just before I woke up, you and I were in this smokey pool hall. You were wearing a fedora and lit my cigarette like a gentleman (a la Bogart), and I thought you were such a dork. Then I hit all the solid coloured balls in at once with my mind, and you said I cheated and stormed off. Then Bette Davis (actually Marilyn Monroe) came over to the table and asked for a light. I was all like, oooh, Joshua’s gonna be SOOO pissed when I tell him I met Bette Davis right after he left.



When I woke up, I was literally holding my hands out as if I was lighting her cigarette.



You’re an asshole, dude. Stop with all the Bette Davis stuff already.


#5

[quote=“Kinick”]
No one cares about Bette Davis…take it to the Bette Davis forum. :smiley:
[/quote]

Isn’t it funny how one person’s obsession with someone can put you right off them… I used to like Bette Davis.


#6

[quote=“Sgt. Geoi Donowitz”]
Damnit Bio! I had a very very intricate dream about Bette Davis movies last night. You fucker! I don’t wanna waste my dreams on Bette Davis! I wanna have dreams about IB, and QT, and vikings, and hot dudes.



In this dream, I was at my Grandma’s with my daughter, and the whole Davis family was there. We went to an old cinema in the farm town my Grandparents lived in. For some reason, we had all the kids acting out a Bette Davis movie as it played on the screen, like they do with Rocky Horror. My daughter played Bette’s role and had a wardrobe malfunction. I was trying to fix her dress on the stage while the movie was playing, and everyone was booing. Then we went to a huge convenience store, and everybody was talking about Bette Davis, and there were Bette Davis videos on sale everywhere. Somehow, Bette Davis turned into Marilyn Monroe at that point, and all the movies were Marilyn Monroe movies, but she was called Bette Davis.



Right at the end of the dream, just before I woke up, you and I were in this smokey pool hall. You were wearing a fedora and lit my cigarette like a gentleman (a la Bogart), and I thought you were such a dork. Then I hit all the solid coloured balls in at once with my mind, and you said I cheated and stormed off. Then Bette Davis (actually Marilyn Monroe) came over to the table and asked for a light. I was all like, oooh, Joshua’s gonna be SOOO pissed when I tell him I met Bette Davis right after he left.



When I woke up, I was literally holding my hands out as if I was lighting her cigarette.



You’re an asshole, dude. Stop with all the Bette Davis stuff already.
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DID I LIGHT THE CIGGY LIKE PAUL HENDRID DID ON NOW, VOYAGER?!



Rats! I’ve never had a girlfriend that smokes! I need to try that on a chick. What you do is you place both ciggys in your mouth, and then you light them both and and hand one over to your lover. Oh, that was a brilliant scene!



You know Bette’s father left her family when she was only 12 years old, he was cheating on his wife with a nurse. She had a very interesting upbringing.



Dark Victory is a great book on her you’ll love it!


#7

[quote=“Lt. BioBasterd”]
DID I LIGHT THE CIGGY LIKE PAUL HENDRID DID ON NOW, VOYAGER?!



Rats! I’ve never had a girlfriend that smokes! I need to try that on a chick. What you do is you place both ciggys in your mouth, and then you light them both and and hand one over to your lover. Oh, that was a brilliant scene! [/quote]

Wow I gotta try that! but madame doesn’t smoke. I gotta remember that for the next one (if a next one there is).

The only cool thing I do with cigarattes is putting it on the back on my hand, then a small tap on my wrist and the cigarette jumps right in my mouth…it’s not as classy :o


#8

Well see the film, it’s a romance film, mind you, but a superior one not seen since Casablanca.


#9

[quote=“Kinick”]
No one cares about Bette Davis…take it to the Bette Davis forum. :smiley:
[/quote]

do you masturbate and think of her Bio?


#10

[quote=“Colonel Trout - the big stick”]
do you masturbate and think of her Bio?
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Do I masturbate and think of Bio? Jesus, no!


#11

[quote=“Kinick”]
Do I masturbate and think of Bio? Jesus, no!
[/quote]


totally saw that coming. so you don't think about Jesus either?

#12

[quote=“Colonel Trout - the big stick”]


totally saw that coming. so you don’t think about Jesus either?
[/quote]

I do think of him, sometimes. Just not when I’m choking the you-know-what.


#13

[quote=“Kinick”]
I do think of him, sometimes. Just not when I’m choking the you-know-what.
[/quote]
the “you-know-what”? I don’t know what you’re talking about.



Perhaps Biohazard has a fantasy that includes a three-way with Mila, Betty, and old Biohazard. Yikes!


#14

Why are you so much concerned about BioBasterd fantasies anyway?


#15

I’m fond of her films and her personality. Anything beyond that notion which you construct Kilgore is of your own sick mind. I have tremendous respect for the dead, and tremendous respect for this legendary actress. I don’t see any wrong in loving her work. Any other person who have seen her films might agree that she was a damn good actress, and there has been no one like her ever since.


#16

[quote=“Lt. BioBasterd”]
I’m fond of her films and her personality. Anything beyond that notion which you construct Kilgore is of your own sick mind. I have tremendous respect for the dead, and tremendous respect for this legendary actress. I don’t see any wrong in loving her work. Any other person who have seen her films might agree that she was a damn good actress, and there has been no one like her ever since.
[/quote]

that’s cool.


#17

I just saw this film on youtube. Sadly, it’s NOT even available on DVD! It is available on VHS however. The film is set in the 30s in the south. The lead character is in the middle of a conflict between the cotton pickers who are essentially the tenants and workers of these fields/ They feud against the the plantation owners who are charging high rates on supplies fees, etc… And yes, Bette Davis plays the character of Madge very well. She’s so sensual and exceptional. "Got a light, hun?"



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#18

I finally got Bride C.O.D. last night. I’ll give it a watch sometime this week, now I just have to wait for my “Dangerous” VHS. That’s right Bette Davis in an Academy Award winning performance, and it’s not even available on DVD, the humanity!


#19

I watched some great Bette Davis interviews last night. Man, if I only had a time machine I’d go back to the 1930s. I don’t mean to sound negative but how the hell are they going to ignore her great films and not even attempt to restore some of her early great work like Cabin In The Cotton and Of Human Bondage! It makes me so angry!!!


#20

[quote=“RatQuiRit”]
Wow I gotta try that! but madame doesn’t smoke. I gotta remember that for the next one (if a next one there is).

The only cool thing I do with cigarattes is putting it on the back on my hand, then a small tap on my wrist and the cigarette jumps right in my mouth…it’s not as classy :o
[/quote]

Sir, teach me how to do that. I’d imagine it’s funnier than you lighting the two and handing one to your girl (or guy), even though that’s a class move.



What a bitchin’ topic Bio. I scanned the page and found like four movies I’d never heard of. I’ll check 'em out.



Speaking of Bette, saw The Petrified Forest again on TCM. She’s so cute and naive in that movie. Probably the only thing that made it watchable aside from Bogart. I worship him.