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    A Bette Davis Group of Clothing, Circa 1960s-1970s. Two total; the first a black cotton-blend raincoat, traditional cut, labels read in part "London Fog" and "Bloomingdale's;" the second a black silk blouse with a faint dot pattern, collarless, long sleeves, back zip-up closure, no label; worn by the star during a filmed interview that took place in her apartment in 1983; included with a signed 'letter of provenance' from Kathryn Sermak, Davis' longtime personal assistant. (Please note both are in worn condition.)

    Kathryn Sermak relays this story:
    "The black silk blouse Miss D always called it the Valention. She wore it often. It's seen in her BBC Documentary 'Bette Davis - The Benevolent Volcano', A post card photo taken by Roddy McDowall with Miss D holding a pillow with the saying: 'Old Age Ain't No Place For Sissies'. The London Fog rain coat was one she often used."

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    15th Sunday
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