Introducing MISS D AND ME: Life With The Invincible Bette Davis 04/05/17
For ten years Kathryn Sermak was at Bette Davis' side first as an employee and then as her closest friend, and in MISS D AND ME she at last tells the story of the great star’s harrowing but inspiring final years, a story fans have been waiting decades to hear.
MISS D AND ME is a story of two powerful women, one at the end of her life and the other at the beginning. As Bette Davis aged she was looking for an assistant, but she found something more than that in Kathryn: a loyal and loving buddy, a co-conspirator in her jokes and schemes and a bright and willing assistant whom she trained never to miss a detail. Kathryn Sermak helped the two-time Oscar winner’s renaissance in her later years and in her recovery from her debilitating stroke. Kathryn also witnessed daughter Barbara Hyman's humiliating public betrayal of her mother, and how that blow nearly killed Miss D.
The frame of this story is a four-day road trip Kathryn and Miss D took from Biarritz to Paris during which they disentangled their ferocious dependency. The book fulfills Kathryn’s promise to Miss D in the hours before she passed that when she told their story she would start in Biarritz. Although there have been dozens of biographies about Bette Davis, none has the fierce intimacy and true heart of MISS D AND ME.
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The documentary, Bette Davis Bids Farewell, to be aired October 6th 09/08/15
The documentary, Bette Davis Bids Farewell, will air internationally on October 6, 2015. The compelling documentary pays homage to Bette Davis and tells the story of her last days spent at the San Sebastian Film Festival. The documentary will air in the following countries:
MENA, covering all North African countries
GCC, covering Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates
Levant countries, covering Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestinian Territories, Syria
Nordic, covering Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland
WHEN BETTE MET MAE is an official selection of the Downtown Film Festival LA 07/23/15
We are excited to announce that the documentary, WHEN BETTE MET MAE, will be having its premiere theatrical release at The Arena Cinema located at 1625 N. Las Palmas Avenue in Hollywood. The showings will be Saturday, August 22nd through Thursday, August 27th.
Taking five years to complete, the documentary captures the evening when Bette Davis met Mae West for the first time at a house party in West Hollywood in 1973. You are a fly on the wall and a witness to this historical conversation between two of the strongest women to ever grace the Hollywood silver screen.
Uniquely, the film is presented using contemporary look-a-like actresses but the audio has been reverse-dubbed and utilizes an audiotape of the women recorded that night in 1973. They come alive. Their candid, lively and fascinating discussion gives a unique insight into the lives and careers of these amazing women, as they tell it.
For more information and tickets, visit http://whenbettemetmae.com/.
Bette Davis Documentary Nominated for Two Awards at the New York Festival 04/01/15
The popular documentary, 'When Bette Davis Bid Farewell', has been nominated in two categories at the New York Festival's World's Best TV & Films competition for Cultural Issues and Editorial Viewpoint. The competition honors programming in all lengths and forms from over 50 countries. Winners will be announced on April 14, 2015.
For more information visit: http://www.newyorkfestivals.com/tvfilm/main.php?p=2,3,16.
The Last Farewell of Bette Davis' documentary has been nominated for a Goya Award 01/30/15
Every year, the Spanish Academy celebrates the quality of Spanish cinema by presenting the Goya Awards (similar to the US Oscars) to the best professionals in each of the technical and creative categories. 'The Last Farewell of Bette Davis' has been nominated for Best Documentary Film. The ceremony will be held on February 6, 2015.
The compelling documentary pays homage to Bette Davis. Miss Davis' last days were spent at the San Sebastian Film Festival. The documentary retraces and reconstructs her final days through eyewitness testimonies. Personal memories are shared for the first time from journalists, photographers, and veteran staff who witnessed the grand dame's final performance in her greatest role: herself as an icon and ultimate star.
'When Bette Davis Bid Farewell' is directed by Pedro Gonzalez Bermudez, winner of the 2012 Goya award for best short documentary for "Return to Viridiana," and co-written by Juan Zavala. The film also features an exclusive interview with Kathryn Sermak, Bette Davis' personal assistant who accompanied her to San Sebastian. Kathryn returned to San Sebastian in May for the filming of this documentary. Her interview took place in the same suite at the Hotel Maria Cristina where she had stayed with Bette Davis 25 years earlier. She shares with us - for the first time on camera - her memories of those days.
For more information about the Goya awards please visit: http://premiosgoya.academiadecine.com/home/.
2015 Panini Americana Trading Cards include Bette Davis 01/28/15
Panini Americana Trading Cards 2015 collection is set to release in April 2015 and has several sets. For memorabilia collectors, there will be Co-Stars Materials cards pairing stars who have worked together, while Jumbo Prime Materials cards will showcase over-sized swatches. Many classic Hollywood names will be found in the Silver Screen Jumbo Materials set including a grouping that will include Bette Davis, Ava Gardner, Bela Lugosi, and Jimmy Stewart to name a few.
For more information visit: http://www.cardboardconnection.com/2015-panini-americana-trading-cards.