What Ever Happened To Baby Jane

Author: Henry Farrell
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1455547174
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The chilling novel that inspired the iconic film starring Bette Davis and Joan Crawford As seen on the FX series Feud: Bette and Joan, which chronicles the rivalry between the Hollywood stars during their filming of Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? The neighbors all whisper about the two sisters who live on the hill: It's Blanche Hudson who lives in that house, you know. The Blanche Hudson, who starred in big Hollywood films all those years ago. Such a shame her career ended so early, all because of that accident. They say it was her sister, Jane, who did it--that she crashed the car because she was drunk. They say that's why she looks after Blanche now, because of the guilt. That's what they say, at least. Nobody remembers that Jane was once a star herself. A fixture of early vaudeville, Baby Jane Hudson performed her song and dance routines for adoring crowds until a move to Hollywood thrust her sister into the spotlight. Even now, years later, Jane dreams of reviving her act. But as the lines begin to blur between fantasy and reality, past resentments become dangerous--and the sisters' long-kept secrets threaten to destroy them. Now with three short stories available for the first time in print, including What Ever Happened to Cousin Charlotte, the basis for the film Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte.

Grande Dame Guignol Cinema

Author: Peter Shelley
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786454857
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This critically analytical filmography examines 45 movies featuring “grande dames” in horror settings. Following a history of women in horror before 1962’s What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, which launched the “Grande Dame Guignol” subgenre of older women featured as morally ambiguous leading ladies, are all such films (mostly U.S.) that came after that landmark release. The filmographic data includes cast, crew, reviews, synopses, and production notes, as well as recurring motifs and each role’s effect on the star’s career.

Bette Davis

Author: Peter McNally
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786434996
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"This volume contains detailed analyses of Bette Davis' top 12 films spanning 1938 to 1987 and The Letter, All About Eve, The Little Foxes, Jezebel, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? and The Whales of August. Each film is discussed with examination of itsscript, direction, camerawork and performances, particularly as they relate to Davis's work"--Provided by publisher.

Horror Film

Author: Steffen Hantke
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781578066926
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Essays on the rise of the horror film and on how moviemakers package and promote fright

Bette And Joan The Divine Feud

Author: Shaun Considine
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0751559938
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'An absolute must-read' VANITY FAIR Bette Davis and Joan Crawford: two of the deadliest arch-rivals of all time. Born in the same year (though Davis swore 'Crawford is five years older than me if she's a day'), the two fought bitterly throughout their long and brilliant Hollywood careers. Joan became a star first, which always irked her rival, who suggested her success had come via the casting couch. 'It sure as hell beats the hard cold floor' was Crawford's scathing response. According to Davis, Crawford was not only a nymphomaniac but also 'vain, jealous and about as stable and trustworthy as a basket of snakes'. Crawford, in turn, accused Davis of stealing her glory and planning to destroy her. The two rivals fought over as many men as they did parts - when Bette fell in love with her co-star in DANGEROUS, Franchot Tone, Joan stepped in and married him. The women worked together only once, in the classic thriller WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE?, in which their violent hatred of each other as rival sisters was no act. 'Shaun Considine's story of the two divas is vastly informative and in parts hilarious' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH 'Fascinating and vastly entertaining . . . all you want is more' TIME OUT 'Considine's well-researched book is an account of one of Hollywood's most extraordinary relationships' DAILY EXPRESS '[A] Scurrilously readable twin biography' MAIL ON SUNDAY 'Considine's dual biography is a guilty pleasure' SUNDAY HERALD 'Brilliant, outrageous and hysterical' Suranne Jones (Star of BBC One's Doctor Foster)

Dark Dreams 2 0

Author: Charles Derry
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786456957
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Greatly expanded and updated from the 1977 original, this new edition explores the evolution of the modern horror film, particularly as it reflects anxieties associated with the atomic bomb, the Cold War, 1960s violence, sexual liberation, the Reagan revolution, 9/11 and the Iraq War. It divides modern horror into three varieties (psychological, demonic and apocalyptic) and demonstrates how horror cinema represents the popular expression of everyday fears while revealing the forces that influence American ideological and political values. Directors given a close reading include Alfred Hitchcock, Brian De Palma, David Cronenberg, Guillermo Del Toro, Michael Haneke, Robert Aldrich, Mel Gibson and George A. Romero. Additional material discusses postmodern remakes, horror franchises and Asian millennial horror. This book also contains more than 950 frame grabs and a very extensive filmography.

New York Magazine

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

Bette Davis

Author: Roy Moseley
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780813190372
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Roy Moseley's classic account of his 15 tumultuous years with Bette Davis was first published in 1989. This updated edition reveals additional material that her long-time companion has only now seen fit to divulge.