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Sun Dec 9, 2018, 12:45 AM

1938: Bette Davis' husband divorces her because she reads too much

From our archives, 12/7/1938: Bette Davis's husband files for divorce, saying she reads too much



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Reply 1938: Bette Davis' husband divorces her because she reads too much (Original post)
steve2470 Dec 2018 OP
Glamrock Dec 2018 #1
Me. Dec 2018 #2
marylandblue Dec 2018 #3
NBachers Dec 2018 #4
brush Dec 2018 #5
Shrike47 Dec 2018 #6
MFM008 Dec 2018 #7
UTUSN Dec 2018 #8
Ron Obvious Dec 2018 #9

Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2018, 12:50 AM

1. Yes and fuck him. She's not a toy for his enjoyment....

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2018, 12:56 AM

2. And Who Was He

When he was at home......Mr. Bette Davis

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2018, 01:06 AM

3. If books can break up a family, then my wife and I will have to divorce each other

My kid will have to become an emancipated minor and we'll all fight for custody of the books.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2018, 02:55 AM

4. Sorry, I find women who read to be quite attractive. I'd love to go on reading dates.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2018, 03:08 AM

5. It was for the best. Can't imagine the feisty Betty Davis ever opting to stay young and dumb.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2018, 03:21 AM

6. Look, he had to give some reason that wasn't too embarrassing. Flaming affair with Howard Hughes

was not going to cut it.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2018, 07:17 AM

7. She

Was awesome.
Especially those Bette Davis Eyes!

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Response to MFM008 (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 9, 2018, 12:15 PM

8. Those eyes - the daughter got them

I just saw this interview with B.D. HYMAN on YouTube and when she would turn her head to answer questions from the audience (I think in Part 2), with her right side of the face to the camera, there were THOSE eyes, not noticeable that much from other angles.

Her beef boiled down to her claim that Bette wanted her and all other family just for herself, that their relationship was fairly good until the daughter got married whereupon Bette wanted to destroy the marriage, that Bette had done that to a sister of hers before. In googling for this, there was another news or gossip item saying that the son-in-law's business had failed and they asked for money from Bette and didn't get much, after which the daughter wrote the book and was disinherited. The HYMANs are still married after 50 years and the daughter is a minister, with a separate news item where she claims Bette "practiced witchcraft." Coincidence that she goes by "B.D. (Bette DAVIS?) HYMAN?!1

Anyway, the EYES:






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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2018, 03:29 PM

9. Or, more charitably

The divorce was granted because there was little to no communication between them.

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