Pièce de Résistance: Bette Davis’ Monogrammed Sterling Silver Cigarette Case

Bette Davis
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* Sterling silver cigarette case with Bette Davis’ monogram
* Comes with a letter of authenticity
* The ultimate accessory for 1930s looks

La La Land may have lost the Academy Award for Best Picture, after it had “won,” but still, the musical’s resounding success at the box office suggests an exciting new trend: a return to the glitz of Old Hollywood — a cherished time when people were famous for talent and poise instead of leaked photos and obnoxious public behavior.


The comeback was even noticeable among the Best Dressed list. Stars like Emma Stone and Nicole Kidman eschewed tiresome trends — like prom queen dresses that provide bare coverage, or clean and modern (boring) lines — in favor of a Nu Deco approach that makes an exotic twist on luxury and class.

To truly resurrect a bygone era, one needs at least one authentic vintage piece that ties it together. Whether you’re a fan of 1930s fashion, or you just really love old movies, you can certainly appreciate this sterling silver cigarette case, originally owned by legendary actress Bette Davis.


The actresses initials are engraved on the front, and it comes with a letter of authenticity from Claire Gaynor, the friend of makeup artist Gordon Bau, to whom Ms. Davis originally gifted the case. An engraved swirled floral design adorns the beautiful sterling silver case, which has retained a gorgeous time-honored patina.


This cigarette case will make quite the conversation piece and is an ideal display piece on your bookcase or in your bedroom. It’s also a timely item to be up for purchase: last weekend was the premiere of Ryan Murphy’s Feud: Bette and Joan, starring Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange as the title characters. The series dramatizes the real life feud between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford during the making of Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? What better time to claim this cherished piece from the past.

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