Margo Channing is a star of the theater. She made her first stage appearance at the age of four in Midsummer Night’s Dream. She played a fairy and entered, quite unexpectedly, stark naked. She has been a star ever since. Margo is a great star, a true star. She never was or will be anything less or anything else.

“Margo Channing is a star of the theater. She made her first stage appearance at the age of four in Midsummer Night’s Dream. She played a fairy and entered, quite unexpectedly, stark naked. She has been a star ever since. Margo is a great star, a true star. She never was or will be anything less or anything else.”

stardustmelody:

Five Favorite Bette Davis Films

→ All About Eve (1950)

Margo Channing: Funny business, a woman’s career - the things you drop on your way up the ladder so you can move faster. You forget you’ll need them again when you get back to being a woman. That’s one career all females have in common, whether we like it or not: being a woman. Sooner or later, we’ve got to work at it, no matter how many other careers we’ve had or wanted. And in the last analysis, nothing’s any good unless you can look up just before dinner or turn around in bed, and there he is. Without that, you’re not a woman. You’re something with a French provincial office or a book full of clippings, but you’re not a woman. Slow curtain, the end.

bellecs:

If it isn’t, it’s going to be.

lucynic83:

Bette Davis in All About Eve, 1950

MARGO: Bill… It’s your birthday.
BILL: And who remembered it? Who was there on the dot, at twelve midnight…?
MARGO: Happy birthday, darling…
BILL: The reading could have been better, but you said it. Now “many happy returns of the day”.
MARGO: Many happy returns of the day…