More Of Bette Davis For Thanksgiving
BD Goes Drunk Driving With Oscar! --- The Star (1952)
Bette Davis passed on Come Back, Little Sheba, but did this. She'd later admit the mistake, forfeiting
Happiest circumstance of The Star was not enough cash to dress stages and a backlot (producing Bert Friedlob renting what studio space he'd use), so out went cast/crew to L.A. actuals for what amounted to semi-doc of biz environ as it curdled under onslaught of TV and leisure preferred over picture-going.
Bert Friedlob was another of lone wolves chewing meat that was left on industry's husk. By '52, you had to be fast and cheap to realize indie profit. Bert had done some good ones, The Fireball and The Steel Trap, so earned trust of