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1963 – Bette Davis Seeks Work

Article describes the come back of classic movie star Bette Davis

Screen print showing 1963 Good Housekeeping article about Hollywoood movie star Bette Davis’ and her comeback

If you love movies made in the 1930’s and 1940’s, you likely love Bette Davis. I know I do. But by the mid-century, her big screen dominance faded and the middle-aged Bette Davis was in need of work. This article published in the August 1963 edition of Good Housekeeping, describes her unique approach to making a come-back. The 5 page article titled “Bette Davis’ Biggest Victory” is available for download below.

The article written by Kirtley Baskette, details Davis’ approach to life at 55 as it discusses her marriages, children, and home.

Image showing first page of 1963 article about Bette Davis and her work on What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

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