Of Human Bondage Opens at Radio City Music Hall

ImageThe adaptation of W. Somerset Maugham’s Of Human Bondage opened at Radio City Music Hall on June 28, 1934.

Bette Davis: ‘The reviews were raves, every single one of them. The picture was an immense success all over the world, and it brought me my first Academy Award nomination as Best Actress.’

Joan Crawford: ‘She was not nominated for Best Actress for Of Human Bondage. Miss Davis keeps perpetuating that myth. It’s incorrect. Check the Academy.’

Bette Davis: ‘There was a mistake, a terrible mistake. Inadvertently my name was left off the nominations list. It caused a tremendous uproar.’

Quotes from Bette & Joan The Divine Feud, Shaun Considine, Sphere Books Ltd., 1990.

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