MISS D & ME

April 5, 2019

For Miss D’s 80th birthday in 1988, we were staying at San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, CA.

I wanted to throw her a surprise party. Bob Osborne, her good and dear friend, graciously flew in from New York. I came from Paris ready to stay and work with her on her next film....

November 1, 2018

Below is a video essay from Pamela Robertson Wojcik of the University of Notre Dame that examines Bette Davis through an alphabet of observations about things, themes, actions and attitudes that recur across her films.

You can find the native link here: h...

October 6, 2018

In 1988, Miss D and I appeared on on a popular French television show - and no one has seen the interview since.

September 11, 2018

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A RIVETING BEHIND THE SCENES LOOK INTO THE PRVATE LIFE OF SCREEN LEGEND BETTE DAVIS

"Delightful . . . Miss D & Me details the sweet and deepening bond between the much-feared actress and a timid, young Kathryn Sermak--a pairing set against a steady drum...

August 6, 2018

A few weeks ago, I ventured back to Biarritz. If you've read MISS D & ME: Life with the Invincible Bette Davis, you will know the significance of the location. Like a setting in one of her films, Miss D and I stayed at the Hotel du Palais in 1985 to write This 'n That....

April 7, 2018

Yesterday, I was not planning on going to Forest Lawn Cemetery to see Miss D as I had just been there over Easter - but I decided to go at the last minute. I went and bought an assortment of  flowers. Gardenias were her favorite. When I arrived, I noticed a family stan...

Click here to explore a number of items once belonging to the great Bette Davis - now up for auction! 

A portion of the proceeds will go to the Bette Davis Foundation, which was established in 1997 by her son Michael Merrill  and me as a way to keep her spirit alive.  T...

February 14, 2018

I was with Miss D when she attended "The Night of a Hundred Stars" in 1982. Miss D along with Alice Faye, Lilian Gish, June Allyson and Ginger Rogers had their own green room.However, some of the other stars couldn’t resist walking through there throughout the course o...

December 25, 2017

I would personally like to thank all of you for the wonderful support you have given our book since its publication. I have collected a number of photos of Miss D at Christmastime from my scrapbooks to share with you. I hope you enjoy them and they bring you some Chris...

November 23, 2017

The below passage is from MISS D & ME: Life with the Invincible Bette Davis. You can purchase the book here. 

THANKSGIVING 1983

MISS D DECIDED that she wanted to cook Thanksgiving dinner herself. I took out her little metal box of recipes and we sat at the kitchen table...

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28 years ago, Kathryn Sermak promised Bette Davis that one day she would write their story. She kept her promise.