HERITAGE AUCTION: BETTE DAVIS
A number of items once belonging to Miss D were up for auction with a portion of the proceeds going to the Bette Davis Foundation. Not surprisingly, everything that once belonged to Bette Davis has a story behind it. Click on each item below to see my personal remembrances.
The Bette Davis Foundation was established in 1997 by her son Michael Merrill and me as a way to keep her spirit alive. The foundation awards scholarships to outstanding college drama students who demonstrate the respect for their craft that Miss Davis saw as vital to excellence. The foundation also fosters women actresses through the Bette Davis Lifetime Achievement Awards, presented an actress whose work exemplifies the high standards Miss Davis set. Past recipients include Meryl Streep, Prince Albert II, Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis. Find out more about the Foundation here.