L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e ~ D o s t o ï e v s k i

L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e  ~  D o s t o ï e v s k i



Thursday, September 18, 2014

Not my Bette Davis



Bette Davis had a face designed for black and white film; she only really exists in our consciousness as a black and white image.  But here are some of the fairly rare color photographs of the actress taken in the Forties and Fifties.  (I trust that the images that I've included here are from actual color photographs and not just the cheesy "colorized" images with which the internet is rife.  Ugh.)

I'm sorry but, though there's nothing really wrong with these pictures, she doesn't look like herself; something's off.  To me, she just looks weird.


Of course, sometimes that's the point.







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