Friday, May 3, 2013

old Hollywood collage pin!


Wasn't she a beauty? They sure don't make 'em like they used to. Remember the song Bette Davis Eyes? It was actually written in 1974 by Donna Weiss and Jackie DeShannon (DeShannon co-wrote other hits like Put a Little Love in Your Heart), but became a hit when Kim Carnes recorded her version of it in 1981. Apparently "Bette Davis admitted to being a fan of the song and approached Carnes and the songwriters to thank them for making her 'a part of modern times'" (sourced from Wiki).

Bette Davis was a source of some memorable quotes, including "It's better to be hated for who you are, than to be loved for someone you're not. It's a sign of your worth sometimes, if you're hated by the right people"; and "Basically, I believe the world is a jungle, and if it's not a bit of a jungle in the home, a child cannot possibly be fit to enter the outside world"; and of course, "When a man gives his opinion, he's a man. When a woman gives her opinion, she's a bitch".

A sweet, yet attitude-y, collage pin I added to the shop, made with a cutout from a vintage magazine and other bits. It was inspired by some custom ones I did for a recent order of hen party favours -- I think it would look quite swell on a sweater or coat lapel, don't you? Intended for a sassy, environmentally-friendly kid or grown-up! Available here :)

* Psst -- don't miss out on this giveaway, ending May 5th!

12 comments:

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Hello lovely!! I love it...Bette Davis was super, such a beauty and marvellous talent!! Love how you created this and I love her quotes, they are so very true!! Have an awesome weekend xx

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Very beautiful! Who isn't familiar with the song that is associated with this woman. It's a classic.

Christine Altmiller said...

she sure had some great quote :-) i remember hearing kim carnes sing that song and that was the first time i put my finger on the type of music i was drawn to...that gravelly rougher sound. this pin is great~sweet and sassy :-)

CraveCute said...

This is wonderful, you are a busy bee!

AntiquityTravelers said...

great pin Janice! I love that old, classic Hollywood style ... and Betty really showed that sass of the era! she did have some amazing quotes!

Jill said...

This pin is divine!

Kim Alston said...

I really liked Bette Davis. She was a spunky and admirable woman that stood up for so many things: women's right, advocacy for African-American women etc. She was a powerful actress as well. I loved all of her movies. This is so beautiful.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Wow...now THIS is creative. I love it!

Magic Love Crow said...

You did a wonderful job on this pin! I love the quotes from Bette Davis! She was a smart lady! Big Hugs ;o)

Shoko said...

that is so, so beautiful! i love it!

Miss Val's Creations said...

I love it!!!! I went through a Bette Davis phase in my early 20s watching all her old films. She was so fabulous!

Zara @ OnlinePhDUK said...

Bette Davis rocks! Being one of the greatest female stars of all time, who wouldn’t miss her? I think the pink pin looks gorgeous and stunning in a light colored dress. Yeah, I think it’s high time we bring back the remarkable contributions of Bette Davis in the history of film-making.

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