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The Resource Miss D & me : life with the invincible Bette Davis, Kathryn Sermak with Danelle Morton

Miss D & me : life with the invincible Bette Davis, Kathryn Sermak with Danelle Morton

Label
Miss D & me : life with the invincible Bette Davis
Title
Miss D & me
Title remainder
life with the invincible Bette Davis
Statement of responsibility
Kathryn Sermak with Danelle Morton
Title variation
Miss D and me
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The legendary actress's personal assistant recounts their time together, discussing the renaissance of Davis's career in her later years and the public betrayal that nearly killed her
  • "A deeply personal account of Bette Davis's harrowing but inspiring final years--from the woman who knew her best of all. Miss D & Me is a story of two powerful women--one at the end of her life and the other at the beginning--and how they changed each other forever. As Bette Davis aged, she was looking for an assistant, but she found something more than that in Kathryn Sermak: a loyal and loving confidante, a co-conspirator in her jokes and schemes, and a competent worker whom she trained to never miss a detail. But Miss D, as Kathryn called her, had strict rules for Kathryn about everything from how to eat a salad to how to wear her hair--even changing the spelling of Kathryn's name (she added the y). For ten years, Kathryn was at Miss D's side--first as an employee and then as her closest friend. Throughout their time together, Kathryn had a front-row seat to Davis's late-career renaissance, as well as to the humiliating public betrayal that nearly killed her beloved boss and benefactor. Miss D & Me is an intimate account of the last years of the unique and formidable Bette Davis--a tale of extreme kindness, unfailing loyalty, breathtaking style, and the beautiful friendship that endured through it all."--Jacket
Summary
For ten years Kathryn Sermak was at Bette Davis's side--first as an employee, and then as her closest friend--and in Miss D and Me she tells the story of the great star's harrowing but inspiring final years, a story fans have been waiting decades to hear
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10578883
Cataloging source
PNX
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Sermak, Kathryn,
Dewey number
  • 791.4302/8092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN2287.D32
LC item number
S47 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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Morton, Danelle,
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True
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  • Davis, Bette
  • Sermak, Kathryn
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Rich & Famous
  • Actors
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
life with the invincible Bette Davis
Label
Miss D & me : life with the invincible Bette Davis, Kathryn Sermak with Danelle Morton
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: July 22, 1985, Paris : "Don't be afraid to face your fears; they won't go away until you do" -- I have a hunch about you : June 8, 1979 : "Instincts exist for a reason--follow them" -- On the set in London : August-October 1979 : "Discretion is the better part of loyalty" -- The Pygmalion year : October 26, 1979 : "Standards matter" -- Family reunion : July 1982 : "Looking for praise breeds disappointment" -- All for love : April 1983 : "Love is worth pursuing" -- Gigi's return : June 1983 : "Vigilance is rewarded" -- The battle begins : July 1983 : "There are no shortcuts in life" -- Back in California : November 1983 : "Reliance on another is built on trust" -- Pierre's visit : February 1984 : "Loyalty is irreplaceable" -- The breakdown in San Ysidro : April 12, 1984 : "Love means sometimes having to say you're sorry" -- On the beach in Malibu : July 1984 : "Beauty always shines through" -- A farewell from Bede : October 22, 1984 : "Chaos can breed clarity" -- Road trip: day one--Biarritz to Bordeaux : August 3, 1985 : "Sometimes you have to get lost to find your way" -- Road trip: day two--Bordeaux to Poitiers : August 4, 1985 : "True friendship is forever" -- Road trip: day three--Poitiers to Orléans : August 5, 1985 : "Only a real friend can tell you the truth" -- Road trip: day four--Orléans to Paris : August 6, 1985 : "Friends make each other stronger" -- Afterword: Dénouement in San Sebastián
Control code
21089070
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 278 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316507844
Lccn
2017941174
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1002417470
Label
Miss D & me : life with the invincible Bette Davis, Kathryn Sermak with Danelle Morton
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: July 22, 1985, Paris : "Don't be afraid to face your fears; they won't go away until you do" -- I have a hunch about you : June 8, 1979 : "Instincts exist for a reason--follow them" -- On the set in London : August-October 1979 : "Discretion is the better part of loyalty" -- The Pygmalion year : October 26, 1979 : "Standards matter" -- Family reunion : July 1982 : "Looking for praise breeds disappointment" -- All for love : April 1983 : "Love is worth pursuing" -- Gigi's return : June 1983 : "Vigilance is rewarded" -- The battle begins : July 1983 : "There are no shortcuts in life" -- Back in California : November 1983 : "Reliance on another is built on trust" -- Pierre's visit : February 1984 : "Loyalty is irreplaceable" -- The breakdown in San Ysidro : April 12, 1984 : "Love means sometimes having to say you're sorry" -- On the beach in Malibu : July 1984 : "Beauty always shines through" -- A farewell from Bede : October 22, 1984 : "Chaos can breed clarity" -- Road trip: day one--Biarritz to Bordeaux : August 3, 1985 : "Sometimes you have to get lost to find your way" -- Road trip: day two--Bordeaux to Poitiers : August 4, 1985 : "True friendship is forever" -- Road trip: day three--Poitiers to Orléans : August 5, 1985 : "Only a real friend can tell you the truth" -- Road trip: day four--Orléans to Paris : August 6, 1985 : "Friends make each other stronger" -- Afterword: Dénouement in San Sebastián
Control code
21089070
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 278 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316507844
Lccn
2017941174
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1002417470

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