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Bette Davis and Mae West have been many of legendary Hollywood faces that has left a stamped memory of their legacy. Both gracing the screen with their bold, sexy, straight-forwardness, and classy persona. Bette and Mae were no stranger of taking charge in the movie industry, managing their careers, personal life, politics and so forth. Surely both women demonstrated a strong craft of mesmerizing audience with their personality and womanly flair. Over the years, Bette and Mae work on their own film projects, but never captured together. Well, that is until Wes Wheadon had the chance to capture the legendary duo on audio tape in 1973. Wes Wheadon was Bette Davis’s optometrist and good friend. Of course this was not a movie project at that time, but it manifested into a documentary concept later down the road for Wes Wheadon.
In 2014, Wes Wheadon went onto putting together his historical audio into a documentary movie. He gathered an acting team that would deliver true essence of these two women. Acting portrayal was captured from Bette Davis (Karen Teliha), Mae West (Victoria Mills), and Wes Wheadon (Brandon Larcom). The documentary gives a raw and real occurrence of the legendary duo, but yet with a convincing edge. There are far few documentaries that will possibly capture a monumental time such as this film with true flawlessness.
On Aug 21, 2015, the official premiere of ‘When Bette met Mae’ (2014) was showcased. The premiere event had a large array of entertainment faces from Sybil Shepard, Carole Cook, Sally Kellerman, and many others. Red carpet interviews were in rare form, Q&A held after film showing, and an after-party at Sadies Kitchen and Lounge.
‘When Bette met Mae’ (2014) will be shown at the Arena Cinema until Aug 27, 2014. Too see local listing times, go to Arena Cinema. All parking is adjacent to movie theater and across the street at Sadies Kitchen Lounge parking.