No Guts, No Glory, Conversations with Bette Davis
Whitney, Stine. No Guts, No Glory, Conversations with Bette Davis. First English Edition. 1990. Book and dust jacket are both in very good condition.
“No guts, no glory” was the motto Bette Davis had embroidered on her sitting-room pillow, and it truly was the way in which she managed her career and life. Davis was not one to mince words, which makes this narrative-format book impossible to put down. Davis speaks freely on such nemeses as Joan Crawford, various film directors, and ex-husbands. Her put-downs of Crawford are particularly amusing. In one, she quips, “She was always so damn proper. She sent thank you notes for thank you notes.”