Cropped screenshot of Bette Davis from the trailer for the film The Letter (1940)

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.

Just imagine...

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.'"

...a recent graduate of UC Bette Davis...