According to John Lofland in this Davis Community Scrapbook story, there was a serious discussion about whether to permanently change the name of our town to "Bette Davis." In 1940, a spokesperson from the film industry offered to premiere a Bette Davis film in the town in exchange for this ultimate act of hype.
So, what part of Bette Davis are YOU from?
"I'm the mayor of Bette Davis" — CA Covell
Did you see the new optometrist in town, the business is called 'Bette Davis Eyes.'"