The screen icon’s longtime assistant Kathryn Sermak sets the record straight on the famously temperamental star with her new memoir. When Kathryn Sermak was summoned to work for Bette Davis, she had no idea who she was so she brushed up by reading the actress’s […]
Author Interviews and Author Signings at the Glendale Downtown Central Library, 222 Harvard Street, Glendale, California. Saturday, December 9th, From 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Including: Linda O. Johnson, Nancy Cole Silverman, Laurie Stevens, Christina Hoag, Maria Alexander, Mike Befeler, Anne Louise Bannon, Jeri Westerson, […]
What: Kathryn Sermak’s Miss D & Me Book Signing at Harvard Coop. We will be raffling off a Bette Davis moment, having a Q&A session, and have some of Miss D’s memorabilia on display. When: October 7, 2017. 6:00PM PT Where: Harvard Coop
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THERE WILL BE A RAFFLE FOR A PERSONAL ITEM FROM THE PROPERTY OF BETTE DAVIS
A FREE BETTE DAVIS BOOKPLATE WITH ALL BOOK PURCHASES
A TABLE OF BETTE DAVIS MEMORABILIA
Q & A
For ten years Kathryn Sermak was at Bette Davis’s side–first as an employee, and then as her closest friend–and in Miss D and Me she tells the story of the great star’s harrowing but inspiring final years, a story fans have been waiting decades to hear.
Miss D and Me is a story of two powerful women, one at the end of her life and the other at the beginning. As Bette Davis aged she was looking for an assistant, but she found something more than that in Kathryn: a loyal and loving buddy, a co-conspirator in her jokes and schemes, and a competent assistant whom she trained never to miss a detail. But Miss D had strict rules for Kathryn about everything from how to eat a salad to how to wear her hair…even the spelling of Kathryn’s name was changed (adding the “y”) per Miss D’s request. Throughout their time together, the two grew incredibly close, and Kathryn had a front-row seat to the larger-than-life Davis’s career renaissance in her later years, as well as to the humiliating public betrayal that nearly killed Miss D.
The frame of this story is a four-day road trip Kathryn and Davis took from Biarritz to Paris, during which they disentangled their ferocious dependency. Miss D and Me is a window into the world of the unique and formidable Bette Davis, told by the person who perhaps knew her best of all.
“Miss D & Me: Life with the Invincible Bette Davis” (Hachette Books), by Kathryn Sermak with Danelle Morton Bette Davis battled studio bosses, husbands and rivals during her long acting career, establishing a tough persona in real life to match her enduring Hollywood image. She would need all […]
Miss D & Me is released today but the first reviews are already in, and they’re raves: “I read this book in one day – a must read for all Bette Davis Fans” — Marcie Bianco, Vanity Fair. “A delightful new book by Davis’ one-time assistant, who recounts […]
What: Kathryn Sermak’s Miss D & Me Book Signing at Book Soup. We will be raffling off a Bette Davis moment, having a Q&A session, and have some of Miss D’s memorabilia on display.
When: September 16, 2017. 3:00PM PT
Where: Book Soup. 8818 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069
What: Kathryn Sermak’s Miss D & Me Book Signing at Book Passage. We will be raffling off a Bette Davis moment, having a Q&A session, and have some of Miss D’s memorabilia on display. When: September 26, 2017. 6:00PM PT Where: Book Passage. Ferry Building, […]