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Week of 20 November 1998

Vol. II, No. 15

BU Yesterday

The Bette Davis exhibition now at Mugar Memorial Library is not the first display of Davis memorabilia organized by BU's Special Collections. The Hollywood legend (and Massachusetts native) donated her papers -- totaling some 109,000 items -- to the University in 1968 and remained a friend of BU until her death in 1989. She is shown at Special Collections in March 1971 with fellow actor Roddy McDowall, who died last month and whose papers are also in the 20th-Century Archives. At the time of her visit to BU, Davis hadn't made a movie since Hush . . . Hush, Sweet Charlotte, in 1964. McDowall was working on Escape from Planet of the Apes. The current Bette Davis exhibition will run at least through the spring of 1999. BU Photo Services