2013 tcm SUTS Blogathon Day 14: Bette Davis
Welcome to DAY FOURTEEN of the 2013 Summer Under the Stars blogathon!
Today we will spotlight bloggers who will spotlight one of the greatest actresses Hollywood has ever produced: Bette Davis!
First, a little Bette Davis trivia … According to IMDb (so it MUST be true): “When she first came to Hollywood as a contract player, Universal Pictures wanted to change her name to Bettina Dawes. She informed the studio that she refused to go through life with a name that sounded like ‘Between the Drawers’.”
SUTS and Oscar: Bette Davis has been nominated for an amazing ELEVEN Oscars:
Best Actress, 1934’s Of Human Bondage (lost to Claudette Colbert for It Happened One Night)
Best Actress, 1935’s Dangerous (winner)
Best Actress, 1938’s Jezebel (winner)
Best Actress, 1939’s Dark Victory (lost to Vivien Leigh for Gone With the Wind)
Best Actress, 1940’s The Letter (lost to Ginger Rogers for Kitty Foyle)
Best Actress, 1941’s The Little Foxes (lost to Joan Fontaine for Suspicion)
Best Actress, 1942’s Now, Voyager (lost to Greer Garson for Mrs. Miniver)
Best Actress, 1944’s Mr. Skeffington (lost to Ingrid Bergman for Gaslight)
Best Actress, 1950’s All About Eve (lost to Judy Holliday for Born Yesterday)
Best Actress, 1952’s The Star (lost to Shirley Booth for Come Back, Little Sheba)
Best Actress, 1962’s What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (lost to Anne Bancroft for The Miracle Worker)
Now onto the blogging!
Margaret Perry returns to the blogathon with some trivia, quotes, and her picks for best Bette Davis films to watch today.
Over at True Classics, Sarah joins in with a look at Bette’s performance in the melodramatic Dark Victory.
Aurora from Once Upon a Screen returns with a pictorial tribute to Ms. Davis.
Jennifer Garlen from Virtual Virago is back again with a look at Davis in Dangerous.
Angela from The Hollywood Revue makes her 2013 Blogathon debut with Five Reasons Why I Love Bette Davis. Also make sure you check out Angela’s solo “Blogging Under the Stars” project. She is writing every single day for a month! Stop by and cheer her on!
Cliff from Immortal Ephemera returns with an awesome digital scrapbook of Davis’s career from 1928 through her breakout role in Of Human Bondage in 1934.
Kristen from Journeys in Classic Filmwrites about one of Davis’s finest performances, Jezebel
Giles from Sometimes They Go to Eleven returns with a piece on Bette’s performance in The Nanny
At The Moviola, Carley gives an in-depth analysis of one of Bette’s greatest roles in Anatomy of a Bitch: Bette Davis’ Jezebel
Check back throughout the day because there are MORE POSTS COMING!