This ‘n That, Signed by Bette Davis
[Signed] Davis, Bette. This ‘n That. Fifth Printing. 1987. Book and dust jacket are both in very good condition; jacket shows a repaired tear to the back cover. Book is signed "Bette Davis" on the title page.
There are generally two types of Hollywood memoirs. There are those that tell all, with “all” being a laundry list of famous sexual partners and performance evaluations. Then there are those that tell nothing—written for the royalty checks or perhaps the idea of a fun book launch party. The outspoken Bette Davis chose a third alternative—wit and candid restraint. From the perspective of the 1980s, she reviews her films, marriages, husbands, and the famous feud with Joan Crawford.
“In his autobiography [Errol Flynn] says I clawed his face. It’s a lie. Anything cruel I do is mental, not physical.”
For a Nick Harvill Libraries blog post describing a Bette Davis book signing, go here.