Posts Tagged ‘Bette Davis’

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

“I didn’t forget your breakfast. I didn’t bring you breakfast because you didn’t eat your din-din!” The animosity between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford almost seems the stuff of legend. Looking back from today, it’s hard to say how much there really was or if it was all conjured up by the studios and the press.…

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All About Eve

“Fasten your seatbelts. It’s going to be a bumpy night.” Bette Davis was on a streak of flops and just lost her contract with Warner Bros. when Joseph L. Mankiewicz offered her the role of Margo Channing in his new film All About Eve. She immediately saw it for what it was: an incredible role…

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Now, Voyager

“Don’t let’s ask for the moon, we have the stars!” Irving Rapper’s 1942 film Now, Voyager may have met with mixed reviews but it certainly found its audience, showing that people were thrilled with the on-screen pairing of Bette Davis and Paul Henreid in a story about a woman learning to come out of her shell.…

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The Little Foxes

“You must hate me very much.” Bette Davis was never one to shy away from roles, except perhaps from those that weren’t meaty enough. And she found a lot to work with in Lillian Hellman’s play “The Little Foxes” when William Wyler brought it to the big screen. And even though it meant endless fights…

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