20 of the Bitchiest Bette Davis Quotes She had a gift for playing unlikable characters and a reputation for being tough off-screen. Bette Davis, the “First Lady of the American Screen,” wasn’t afraid to behave badly and often relished t.
They made some pretty groovy and racy movies from 1930 to when the censors put strong limitations on the subjects and types of movies made in Hollywood. Never again (not even today) were women so open, so frank and passionate on screen as then.
Pocketful of Miracles - Bette Davis 1961 ~ At one point, Apple Annie waves across the street to an unseen acquaintance called "Tallulah" who is opening in a play - an in-joke reference to Bette Davis' long-running feud with Tallulah Bankhead.