1930s, Drama, England, Fashion, Historical

Bette As Bess.

1dd80345adb950d50a04cfb1491a7451

Bette Davis in her role as Queen Elisabeth I in the 1939 movie ‘The private lives of Elizabeth and Essex’

Queen Elizabeth I: And when he takes you in his arms again, thank heaven you are not a queen.

Margaret Radcliffe: But I thought to be a queen…

Queen Elizabeth I: To be a Queen is to be less than human, to put pride before desire, to search Men’s hearts for tenderness, and find only ambition. To cry out in the dark for one unselfish voice, to hear only the dry rustle of papers of state. To turn to one’s beloved with stars for eyes and have him see behind me only the shadow of the executioner’s block. A queen has no hour for love, time presses, and events crowd upon her, and her shell, an empty glittering husk, she must give up all that a woman holds most dear.

 

Advertisements
Standard

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s