By Jeffrey HillMiss Julie (Bette Davis) is a spoiled young lady who gets entirely too much satisfaction crushing every single taboo she can get her hands on. Not only does she arrive late to a party held in her honor, but then she rides her pony directly up to the hall and enters the ballroom in her riding clothes. Later she attends another ball in a devilish red dress instead of the customary white dress (thus offending 99% of the crowd, particularly the other women). She breaks the "men's only" rule and enters a bank un-chaperoned. Just about everything that Miss Julie does flies in the face of genteel Southern customs—as if she stepped directly out of a Virginia Slims ad into the antebellum aristocracy. This gal is a hellcat.
Jeffrey Hill is the art director of The House Next Door and the publisher of Liverputty, where the rest of this article can be read by clicking here.