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How to Create a Modern Day Bette Davis Hair Style

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The glamorous hairstyles of the 1940s are still very much en vogue and now you can replicate these ultra feminine styles with this modern Bette Davis-esque hairstyle guide to the perfect va va voom look.

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Bette Davis’s Oscar Statuette to be Revealed in Chicago

Oscar fans in Chicago will soon be able to see the Oscar statuette that CMG client, Bette Davis won for her role in "Jezebel" (1939).

The "Meet Oscars, Chicago" is part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' presented by Kodak and will be held at The Shops at North Bridge on Michigan Avenue.

Davis's Oscar was purchased at auction in 2001 by an anonymous buyer who was later discovered to be Steven Spielberg. He later returned it to the Academy.

The exhibit will also feature the Oscar statuette to be presented to the Best Actor winner at the 82nd Academy Awards on Sunday, March 7 and will feature the various stages of completion in making an Oscar statuette.

The free exhibit will open to the public on Thursday, February 25, and run through Sunday, March 7. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.


U.S. Postage Stamp Honors Hollywood legend Bette Davis at Prestigious Auto Auction

A special stamp commemoration ceremony will be held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, NV, on Oct. 16, 2008. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. with remarks by long-time personal assistant Kathyrn Sermak and Las Vegas Postmaster Yul Melonson.

The ceremony is being held in conjunction with the auctioning of her “Black Beauty,” a 1980 Ford Mustang, which she ordered on the morning of her 72nd birthday. A portion of the proceeds from the sale will be given to the Bette Davis Foundation, which helps young actors and actresses fulfill their dreams.

The car is one of more than 500 vehicles that will be auctioned by the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company, which is hosting its inaugural Las Vegas event Oct. 16-18, 2008. The firm caters to collector car enthusiasts around the world. Other celebrity vehicles auctioned will include those owned by Toby Keith, Evel Knievel, Nicholas Cage and others.

“Bette Davis was one of the brightest lights of Hollywood,” Postmaster Melonson said. “We are honored to celebrate the life and legacy of one of America’s finest actresses through our stamp program.”

Special First-Day Bette Davis Stamp collectibles will be available throughout the day. The newly released “50s Fins and Chrome” stamps will also be featured.

Artist Michael Deas based his painting for the stamp on a black-and-white still of Bette Davis made during the filming of All About Eve (1950).

The Bette Davis Stamp is the 14th stamp issued in the Legends of Hollywood Stamp Series. Past stamp subjects include James Cagney, Lucille Ball, Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn and others.

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“Stardust: The Bette Davis Story” wins a Creative Arts Emmy Award

Peter Jones won the nonfiction writing award for Turner Classic Movies Stardust: The Bette Davis Story at the 58th annual Creative Arts Emmy Awards this past Saturday.

Stardust: The Bette Davis Story has also been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Non-Fiction Special.

Written and directed by award-winning filmmaker Peter Jones and narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Susan Sarandon, Stardust: The Bette Davis Story employs an unprecedented body of primary source material to deconstruct Davis tempestuous life and career. In addition to archival interviews with Davis and her most important collaborators, the film has original interviews with Jane Fonda, Ellen Burstyn, Gena Rowlands and James Woods who critique specific scenes from Davis? greatest films.

Jones was the first filmmaker to have received unrestricted access to Davis vast and revealing personal archives. Stardust includes scores of never-before-seen photographs and letters, with annotations in Davis? own handwriting, culled from over 100 of her personal scrapbooks that span the course of her entire life. Warner Bros., where Davis made 50 films in 18 tumultuous years, granted Jones unrestricted access to her entire body of work as well as the studio?s voluminous photo and legal archives.

The documentary made its world premiere on Turner Classic Movies this past May. It was nominated alongside ?All Aboard! Rosie?s Family Cruise, How William Shatner Changed The World, Inside 9/11 and Rome: Engineering An Empire.

Hosted by the Academy of TV Arts and Sciences, the 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will take place on Sunday, Aug. 27 at 8 p.m. EST. The program will air on NBC.

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The Bette Davis Collection Vol.2 comes to DVD from Warner Bros.

By Frankie Dees

Originally appeared on monstersandcritics.com on Jun 9, 2006

The second Bette Davis collection to be released from Warner Brothers following Volume 1 released last summer, this seven-disc set includes a nice amalgam of a few well-known classics as well as some of her more obscure titles.

Warner Brothers once again shows other studios how to show reverence to their studio titles by supplying these pictures with impressive re-mastering and an ample supply of extras. This collection includes a new 2-disc set of What Happened to Baby Jane (previously released in a no-frills 1-disc version), Jezebel, Marked Woman, The Man Who Came To Dinner, Old Acquaintance and the 90-minute TCM documentary Stardust: The Bette Davis Story (exclusive to this set).

What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? is director Robert Aldrich's film about an aging ex-vaudeville child star who wages a psychotic reign of terror over her crippled ex-movie star sister. The film stars rivals Bette Davis and Joan Crawford as the battling sisters. Bette Davis achieved her 10th Academy Award nomination for her role as the titular Baby Jane.

The 2-disc set is loaded with special features that include a commentary by Charles Busch and John Epperson (Lypsinka), 3 Documentaries of the movie and it?s two stars, a vintage featurette Behind the Scenes with Baby Jane and an Andy Williams excerpt featuring Bette Davis.

Jezebel was Warner Brother's immediate answer to the Gone with the Wind novel which was a huge success even before the film adaptation. Bette Davis shines as a plotting Southern belle in a role that won her the 1938 Best Actress Academy Award. Davis plays Julie, a Louisiana belle who tries to exact vengeance on her ex-fianc Pres Dillard (Henry Fonda) after he breaks of their engagement and leaves town. It is efficiently directed by William Wyler.

Special Features include a commentary by Film Historian Jeannine Basinger, a new featurette Jezebel: Legend of the South, a vintage musical short Melody Masters; Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra, a classic cartoon The Mice Will Play?and the theatrical trailer.

Old Acquaintance tells the story of author Kit Marlowe (Bette Davis) who has success and literary acclaim and also the jealousy of her best friend Millie Drake (Miriam Hopkins) who pens romantic trifle and has a husband and child that Kit yearns to call her own. It is a comedic and honest tale about the trials and tribulations of a long-lasting friendship.

Special Features include a commentary by Director Vincent Sherman and Bette Davis Speaks author Boze Hadleigh, a new featurette Old Acquaintance: A Classic Woman's Picture, the vintage short Stars on Horseback, a classic cartoon Finn Catty and the theatrical trailer.

The Man Who Came To Dinner is about an eccentric author Sheridan Whiteside (Monty Wooly) who while on a lecture tour in Ohio, slips on the front porch of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley (Grant Mitchell and Billie Burke) and ends up confined to their home for a couple weeks along with personal secretary Maggie Cutler (Bette Davis). Plunging their household into an uncontrollable mayhem, he becomes a meddler and a source of comedic mischief in this delightful farce that stars Bette Davis in a role fairly unconventional for her.

Special Features include a new featurette The Man Who Came to Dinner: Inside a Classic Comedy, a vintage Joe McDoakes Comedy Short So You Think You Need Glasses, a classic cartoon Six Hits and a Miss and the theatrical trailer.

Marked Woman is the real-life story of a group of prostitutes who put a notorious gangster behind bars. Bette Davis plays Mary Dwight as the courageous hooker with a heart of vengeance who becomes marked by standing up to viscous mobster Johnny Vanning. Humphrey Bogart in a rare nice turn at this point of his career plays a ambitious prosecutor who assists the ladies in putting Johnny Vanning behind bars.

Special Features include a new featurette Marked Woman: Ripped from the Headlines, 2 classic cartoons Porky's Hero Agency and She Was an Acrobat's Daughter and the theatrical trailer.

Also included in the set is the 90-minute TCM documentary ?Stardust: The Bette Davis Story that details the young ing nue's entry into Hollywood in the early thirties and Hollywood's less than ecstatic reaction. Bette Davis was known to be short, slight and unglamorous but she soon grew to be one of Hollywood's greatest leading ladies with 10 Oscar nominations and 2 Best Actress Oscars achieved throughout her great career.

The Bette Davis Collection Vol. 2 is now available at Amazon. As of yet, there is not a release date for the set in the UK. Visit the DVD?s database for more information. Over the next few weeks, M&C will also be posting reviews by Frankie Dees for each title that is available in the set.

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