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High Tea with Bette Davis, Legendary Movie Star

Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance

Sunday, February 18, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM (CST)

High Tea with Bette Davis, Legendary Movie Star

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Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance Presents


High Tea with Bette Davis, Legendary Movie Star

 A historical portrayal by Leslie Goddard, PhD

Doors open at 12:00 pm, Tea service commences at 1:00 pm

Turning back the time machine: it is 1959 and Bette Davis is joining us to share stories of her life in the movies and the Golden Age of American movies.

Few actresses in Hollywood rivaled her for longevity and appeal. In such classic films as Jezebel, Dark Victory, Now, Voyager, The Letter, and All About Eve, Bette Davis created a new kind of film heroine: strong, outspoken, glamorous, and even wicked. And her personal life was just as tempestuous as her life onscreen.

Leslie Goddard holds a Ph.D. from Northwestern University, specializing in U.S. cultural history, American studies, and women's history as well as a master's degree in theater and in museum studies. A former museum director, she is the author of two books: Remembering Marshall Fields and Chicago’s Sweet Candy History. She currently works full time as a historical interpreter, author and public speaker.

Our tables seat 10 guests. We will do our very best to arrange you are seated with your friends. Please advise by phone or e-mail if you have friends paying separately who will sit with you.

An early bird boutique will feature jewelry, hats, purses and accessories.

A live auction will be conducted to benefit Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance's State Fair Family Heirloom project.  

Fee: $60. prepay and $65 day of event (if any seats remain)

Seating is limited. Tickets are non-refundable though they are transferrable, so if you buy a ticket and your plans change, you can sell your ticket. If you do sell your ticket, please let us know who you sold it to.

Your payment will confirm your reservation.

Seating or Questions? (312) 380-1665 or


High Tea Menu

First Course
Scottish Smoked Salmon Pinwheels 
Beef Tenderloin Triangles 
Roast Turkey Triangles 
Cucumber & Watercress Leaves 
Egg Salad Rounds 
Chicken Salad
Open Fade Asparagus Rounds 
Open Face French Brie and Cranberry Chutney


Second Course
Homemade Raisin Scones with fresh lemon curd, Strawberry preserves & Devonshire cream

Third Course
Homemade Rhubarb & Apple Pie with fresh cream

Fourth Course
An assortment of Elegant Petit Fours & Pastries 

Tea poured all afternoon.


Catered by High Tea with Gerri.

Have questions about High Tea with Bette Davis, Legendary Movie Star? Contact Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance

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Highland Park Community House
1991 Sheridan Rd
Highland Park, IL 60035

Sunday, February 18, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM (CST)

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Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance

Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance is dedicated to celebrating, exploring and preserving unique food traditions and their cultural contexts in the American Midwest. By hosting public events, developing archival resources and generating publications, the Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance uncovers the distinctiveness of a region that is as varied in tastes and traditions as it is in its geography from the Great Lakes to the Great Plains. Whether indigenous foods like Wisconsin cranberries and Minnesota walleye, iconographic flavors like the wheat and corn from across the prairies, immigrant cuisines from early Europeans to 21st-century newcomers, or fish boils and fine dining in small towns and big cities, the Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance promotes and chronicles the diversity of the regions culinary character.

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