So many rumors out there . . . I see the good and the bad, the wounded and the frightened, the beauty and the danger, the hopeful and the imprisoned, the brilliance and the insanity; which all leads me to compassion. Life is not always a bowl of cherries, and some handle it better than others. I don't know the truth about Joan or Bette, but I am intrigued - there's a lot going on behind those eyes. Maybe that is why they were such powerful actresses on the screen, and off? Any thoughtful thoughts?
I haven't seen many films with either ladies. I have seen 'Mommy dearest' when I was quite young...I used to make fun of my mom calling her that...she hates it!!!! hahaha...
Regarding Bette Davis, I don't know much about her. What I do know is that she went to the same acting school as Lucille Ball. Poor Lucy was told she will never be an actress...look at how good Bette is! They actually dismissed her from the school :/ She may have ended up as the b queen of films but she sure was a brilliant and skilful comedian. Bette had shown how great she was from the very beginning...and those Eyes!!!!!
She was asked whether she liked the song about her eyes... she said yes because it made her look cool to her grandkids!!!!!!!!!
Love is a dangerous game, especially with a femme fatale like Bette. Maybe Glenn Ford has a chance? I haven't seen this movie, but it looks good. Bette was at least aware of her dark side, as she struggled with it, causing her great internal conflict which came out in her performances. It's tough being the vamp, the Queen Bee, or the Black Widow. Men are attracted at first, but eventually wake up, but it is often too late. Art imitates life. Good movie material.
I never thought of Bette as a singer. She's no Doris Day, or Andy Williams, but she is "theatrically sound" in her presentation. The fact that she wanted to sing reveals a sweet side to her personality. As an actress, she had such great expressions! Just one look, said so much. She sure told Jonathan Winters where to go! She cut the legs right out from under him. She's nobody's fool.