Bette Davis Incident


Bette_Davis_in_The_Letter_3_cropped.jpgCropped screenshot of Bette Davis from the trailer for the film The Letter (1940)

According to John Lofland in [WWW]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.

Just imagine...

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