Monday, September 23, 2013

Bette Davis and Leslie Ann Down with Hollywood Borderline Producer, David Van Houten



We ran across this photo in the Borderline Hollywood archive from September 1978 of David Van Houten meeting Bette Davis. 

The great Bette Davis stopped by the 29th floor Publicity Office of Paramount Pictures in New York City with a bottle of Scotch, to just thank us for helping her promote Death on the Nile, which was released theatrically September 29, 1978. What an amazing and thoughtful person she was.

Van Houten's mother, who's name was also Bette, happened to be in New York that day and ran over from her hotel, The Essex House, to meet her as well.



Scene from Death on the Nile
 with Bette Davis and Maggie Smith






Bette Davis interview on the Dick Cavett Show, November 18, 1971 




Dr. David Van Houten with actress Leslie Anne Down.

 He remembers her as Georgina, in the English television series from 1975, UP STAIRS, DOWN STAIRS...."Such an amazing television series from that period"  he said, "and she was amazing in it.   She's still an iconic beauty today."


The changing styles of young women was captured accurately in the brilliant 1970′s TV period drama – Upstairs Downstairs, where the young Georgina, wonderfully portrayed by Lesley-Anne Down, evolved from war nurse to frivolous flapper. 



Read more  about The Flapper on Glamour Daze.

Upstairs Downstairs, Series 3, Episode 9.


Sharrie and David, 1993.
Dr. David Van Houten, Owner of Borderline Hollywood Productions, is a long time friend of author, Sharrie Williams... Please click on these links to learn more about him.

http://www.maybellinebook.com/2013/07/id-like-to-introduce-my-dear-friend.html



http://www.maybellinebook.com/2013/06/hollywoods-mermaid-ester-williams-my.html


http://www.maybellinebook.com/2011/08/eyes-on-stars-as-tom-lyle-slowly-slips.html


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1 comment:

  1. Lo RE Bette Davis: some, as I, may not be quite as old enough to have seen her in her "HeyDay"; others, as I, may not necessarily class her as the most beautiful of starlets, but while speaking of Maybelline eyes, many will remember this http://tinyurl.com/ma2q7dz and be intrigued.
    - Alas, so many of us lift a 'rita' on Cinco de Mayo and shout "Salud!", but few know what it's really all about: Bette helped elucidate that in http://tinyurl.com/npc8wt8!
    RE some of her "over the top" gestures/expressions: Folks of the era were still transitioning from silent films to the talkies! LOL

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