The wry and wonderful Bette Davis has a unique perspective on Louella Parsons…

Bette Davis putting on a game face at William Randolph Hearst’s birthday party, wedged between Hearst and his minion, Louella.

Hearst birthday Bette Davis Louella Parsons

Interviewed by Dick Cavett, Bette has few things to say about Miss Parsons.

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  1. February 4, 2013

    Bette DOES look like she’s acting in that photo. Does not look comfortable at all.

    • February 4, 2013

      I love how she slights Parsons while seeming to praise her in the interview – she was a pistol!

  2. February 4, 2013

    She so reminds me of my Granny… both born the same year too!

    • February 5, 2013

      And from what I remember of your story Granny too was master of the snappy come-back!

  3. December 20, 2014

    Wow, what a great clip! The retro vibe of the show, Cavett’s highwater pants with boots (reminds me of my dear old dad back in the day), and Bette’s beret and whipcracking comments – all together, a heady cocktail make.

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