Here are some fantabiedoobie quotes from Bette Davis: A Biography In Photographs.
E. Arnot Robinson on her performance in Dangerous (some review guy.)
"I think Bette would probably have been burned as a witch if she had lived two or three hundred years ago. She gives the curious feeling of being charged with a power that can find no ordinary outlet."
The New York Times on her performance as Elizabeth the 1st.
"Bette Davis' Elizabeth is a strong, resolute , glamour-skimping characterization against which Mr. Flynn's Essex has about as much chance as a beanshooter against a tank."
The Bette on herself.
"I'm the nicest god-damn dame that ever lived!"
Yesterday I actually found a picture of James Stewart and Bette in that book!
They were both about 78! :-(
But I did find out that they both really wanted to work with each other when they were young but had to wait until they were really old, and even then it was in a TV movie. My theory is that Jimmy was too tall for her. But I guess we'll never know!
By the way, expect a review of Spellbound soon.