New stamp honors actress Bette Davis
That's how Bette Davis wanted to be remembered, and a new U.S. postage stamp honoring her does that iron-willed image justice.
The 42-cent commemorative stamp, being released Thursday in Boston, features a portrait of Davis as she appeared in the 1950 film "All About Eve," in which she played Margo Channing, an aging stage actress battling to save her career as a younger woman schemes to replace her.
In one scene author Joseph Mankiewicz' stage directions for Margo read: "the steel begins to flash," as Davis, her blue eyes glaring, responds to her lover's description of Eve as a "stage-struck kid."
"Stage-struck kid ... She's a young lady — of qualities. And I'll have you know I'm fed up with both the young lady and her qualities! Studying me as if — as if I were a play or a set of blueprints! How I walk, talk, think, eat, sleep!"
Davis was nominated for an Academy Award for that performance.
Indeed, she collected . . .
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