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Dark victory

the life of Bette Davis

1st Holt paperback edition.

Published by Henry Holt in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

A biography of Bette Davis, focusing on her acting career, drawing from interviews with friends, directors, and admirers, archival research, and a new look at her films to provide insights into her personal and professional life.

Table of Contents

Part 1
Early Skirmishes -- 7 -- 1
An Infant's Album -- 9 -- 3
A Yankee in Hollywood -- 36 -- 4
An Actress in Motion -- 49 -- 5
The First Oscar -- 68 -- 6
Up in Arms -- 84 -- 7
"In the Warner Jail" -- 98 -- Part 2
Victories -- 113 -- 8
The Second Oscar -- 115 -- 9
"A Girl Who Dies" -- 132 -- 10
Feuds -- 147 -- 11
More Battles and Two Retreats -- 161 -- 12
Breakdown and Recovery -- 177 -- 13
A Prescription for Independence -- 198 -- 14
For the Boys -- 219 -- 15
Commanders in Chief -- 238 -- 16
Deceptions -- 257 -- Part 3
Ongoing Conflicts -- 279 -- 17
Fast Forward -- 281 -- 18
Wife and Mother -- 299 -- 19
Onstage, Onscreen, and on TV -- 308 -- 20
Troubles and a Triumph -- 328 -- 21
"Situation Wanted" -- 346 -- 22
Losses -- 363 -- 23
Betrayal -- 385 -- 24
War's End -- 400
Illustration Acknowledgments-- 462.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [446]-459) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class 791.4302/8092, B
Library of Congress PN2287.D32 S55 2008

The Physical Object

Pagination xii, 479 p., [16] p. of plates ;
Number of pages 479

ID Numbers

Open Library OL25660026M
Internet Archive darkvictorylifeo00edsi
ISBN 10 0805088636
ISBN 13 9780805088632
LC Control Number 2006053180
OCLC/WorldCat 664584013

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