Friday, December 7, 2007


Bette was a great favorite among impersonators who did impressions of the starts because she has such strong individual characteristics. She considered their attention "a compliment, highly flattering." She particularly enjoyed Charles Pierce's Bette Davis, and called him "supremely talented."

"For a long time, the impersonators didn't do me. I was worried about it. It meant I didn't have a distinct style.

People think I don't like those impersonators who do me. Well, they're wrong. I like it very much, as long as they are very good. The only time I don't like it is if they aren't good, or worse if they're better than I am. I watch them to learn about myself. Until I saw Arthur Blake, I never knew I moved my elbows so much."

~THE GIRL WHO WALKED HOME ALONE: Bette Davis A Personal Biography


Montgomery Maxton said...

there's an interview of her on youtube when she had shrunk greatly and was almost ready to die. you should watch it.

Collin said...

Bette was fearless about going on talk shows after her stroke and bout with breast cancer. Despite being ill and shrunken, she always had an opinion and was often hilarious.

On a side note to Dustin and MM, the Limp Wrist site looks fucking amazing. Bravo to both of you.

KATE EVANS said...

Just wanted to come over and say the Limp Wrist site is looking HOT!

Dustin said...


I've wathced numerous clips... she was amazing person.

CK & Kate,
The credit I can take is that I asked Maxton to revamp it. He deserves all the credit.

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