Theatre people are much more superstitious than film people and Bette Davis began her career as a dancer and actor on the Broadway stage. It wasn’t until she headed to Hollywood in her early 20’s that she took the path to become the film actor we know from her one hundred movies.
The QUEEN BETTE we see at The Old 505 Theatre during Mardi Gras is definitely that brittle, elusive star at the apogee of her power but the rituals meant to attract good luck are still part of her makeup. Particularly rainy nights as a sign of a good show to come. The heavens opened tonight just before we arrived at the venue but there could have been a blizzard or sandstorm because this show, with this kind of performance, has no need of luck. Continue reading Queen Bette @ The Old 505