A Bette Davis costume from Juarez
Lot 89
A Bette Davis costume from Juarez
US$ 4,500 - 5,500
£2,900 - 3,500

Lot Details
A Bette Davis costume from Juarez
A Bette Davis costume from Juarez
Warner Bros., 1939. Ankle-length long-sleeve high-neck black dress with a reproduction 19th century cameo brooch fastened at the neck. Bearing a red-lettered Warner Bros. Pic. Inc. bias label inscribed in black ink, "12347-241." Together with a black lace mantilla. Accompanied by a still showing Davis wearing this dress.

Juarez depicts Mexican President Benito Juarez's fight against Maximilian I, the country's Hapsburg Emperor, with Davis playing Maximilian's wife, Carlota. The actress apparently fought for the role because, though it was small, it included a juicy mad scene. The film was directed by William Dieterle and the costumes were designed by Orry-Kelly.

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