DescriptionA Bette Davis Group of Accoutrements, 1980s. Six pieces total including: 1) a pair of black leather knee-high boots, size 5 1/2, marked "Bally / Made in Switzerland;" 2) a black wool hat with a black grosgrain ribbon band, label reads "Ann Taylor;" 3) a black wool hat with black grosgrain ribbon band and an added black net band, label reads in part "Michele;" 4) a black satin bustier-style apron; 5) a orange and white checkered apron reading "Who / invited / all / these / tacky / people?"; and 6) a small white cotton bag handstitched with a design reading "Viet Nam;" all worn or used by the star over many years; included with a signed 'letter of provenance' from Kathryn Sermak, Davis' longtime personal assistant.
Kathryn Sermak relays this story:
"The black apron Miss D wore on Valentine's Day to surprise and greet her guests. She could be so funny and a real ham. Miss D loved all hats and all variations of them."
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