Oct 6, 2009

TV Tuesday: Bette Davis on the Dick Cavett Show

This is probably my favorite talk show interview ever: Bette Davis on The Dick Cavett Show in 1971. I feel like I've been yakking about it a lot lately, so I figured I might as well post one of my favorite parts--when Davis talks about kissing on screen, including a particularly devastating early experience helping other actors screen test their kissing skills. Davis and Cavett are a marvelous pair: the grand, but candid Hollywood legend and the starstruck, but eloquent boy from Nebraska.


  1. I like how modern she was. She was a great talk show guest because there was more to her than nostalgia. And she didn't take herself too seriously!