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Bette Davis Ain’t For Sissies
November 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm$20.00
It’s February 29, 1940, the night of the 1939 Academy Awards, the Golden Age of Hollywood. Bette is nominated for Best Actress in the film, Dark Victory. At 8:45pm, the Los Angeles Times LEAK the Oscar winners early. Vivien Leigh beats Bette for Best Actress for her portrayal of Scarlet O’Hara in Gone With the Wind. Davis LEAVES the Oscars! Back in her Hollywood living room, Jessica Sherr powerfully channels Ms. Davis fuming, frustrated, and facing disillusionment once again, she takes us on a bumpy ride that portrays a tumultuous entry onto the Silver Screen, fighting misogyny every step of the way to win roles and compensation on a par with her male counterparts. In these private moments, and in calls to her biggest fan and strongest antagonist – her mother, Ruthie – we get a look at the vulnerable and injured side of the great star, imprisoned by her own ambition, who may often be knocked down, but will not stay down and complain like a sissy. Witness Bette’s most defining moments as a tenacious star fighting her way to the top!! See what happens when someone who always wins…loses.