London, South Kensington
12 December 2000
A collection of material associated with Bette Davis comprising: a note on Skindle's Hotel, Maidenhead headed paper in red felt pen Happy Easter, Cyril. I am a lucky woman to have you driving me. Bette Davis; a thank you card in blue felt pen from Bette Davis to Cyril ...it has been a pleasure to have had you as my chauffeur..., signed Bette Davis; a piece of restaurant notepaper headed Skindles, Table no., Couverts, inscribed in Bette Davis' hand in pencil with a list and in black ballpoint pen Bette Davis, Cyril is my chauffeur; seven colour snap-shots of Bette Davis, three of her standing next to a car with her chauffeur, two of her standing next to the John F. Kennedy memorial in Runnymede and three of her walking in the countryside with her chauffeur and another companion, all -- 3½x3½in. (8.9x8.9cm.); and a nine carat gold St. Christopher's medallion on a key ring, the back inscribed C.M. Thanks B.D. (11)
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Cyril Messenger was Bette Davis' chauffeur when she visited England in the late 1960s.
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