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.


  1. 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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