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"I'd Love to Kiss You..."

Conversations with Bette Davis

Whitney Stine, author of the bestseller on Davis’s film career, Mother Goddam, has created the ultimate Bette Davis book. Told in her own words, I’d Love to Kiss You… is a priceless collection of conversations and photographs gathered over the course of the actress and author’s nearly twenty-year friendship.

After meeting in 1972, Whitney Stine and Bette Davis developed a friendship that flourished into Whitney recording the uninhibited conversations the duo had over the years about Bette’s co-stars, lovers, husbands, and career.

As the female president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the first woman to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Film Institute, and more than 100 acting credits over her 50-year career, Bette shares an abundance of wisdom and humor in this tell-all about her life as a critically acclaimed actress.

Illustrated with exclusive photographs and told in with utter candor about her tempestuous affairs—with Howard Hughes, William Wyler, and George Brent among them—as well as opinions on friends, family, and colleagues, such as Audrey Hepburn and Helen Hayes, this retelling of Bette’s fabulous stories and tantalizing experiences is a passionate account, right from her heart, of her unforgettable career and life.

Whitney Stine is the bestselling author of several books on Bette Davis, including I'd Love to Kiss You... and Mother Goddam