Bette Davis received her final Academy Award nomination as Best Actress for her role as Baby Jane Hudson, an aging vaudeville star scheming a comeback to rival the Hollywood screen career of her more famous and now-crippled sister, Blanche, played by Crawford. The bizarre business surrounding her Oscar nomination for this movie while Crawford got nothing is the focus of one of the episodes in Feud. Definitely when Jane is trying to justify killing people. That's what they say, at least. Farrell delves into Baby Jane's psyche, showing a woman mourning her childhood success and stymied by her inability to act on her emotional needs. Before Lindsay Lohan, McCauley Culkin and Justin Beiber there was this little girl… Remember Buffy from The Ultimate Tale of Sibling Rivalry I have never seen the famous movie, but I have seen photos and short clips of Bette Davis and Joan Crawford in it.
The movie is very faithful to the story, with the added bonus of seeing Bette Davis and Joan Crawford work their magic in every scene. Name Occupation Birth Death Known for Actor 4-Aug-1913 31-Dec-1996 What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? Lucy hurled a cocktail glass past his head, and Desi demanded a divorce. Blanche becomes wealthier, more famous and more beautiful than Baby Jane ever was. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. But when the cameras stopped rolling, they fought, screamed and threatened each other more each season. After a suspicious auto accident cripples the beautiful and successful movie star Blanche Hudson, her troubled and jealous sister Jane, once a child actress herself known as Baby Jane becomes her sole caregiver. This is only the beginning.
Obviously Jane's sanity is unraveling, and it's wonderful and scary to watch. Book Description Grand Central Publishing, United States, 2013. When I remember all the boring, clichéd and flat contemporary thrillers I've had the misfortune to come across with, Farrell's writing stands out even more. I was surprised at the crazy and betrayal and crazy that is this book. Jane continues to resent Blanche.
If you are interested in an item from one of our catalogues or our website and would like more information before ordering it, please give us a call; one of our salespeople will be happy to speak with you and answer any questions that you might have. Author Henry Farrell must have been a great observer; each description of posture, gait or facial expression is the quintessential picture that tells a thousand words. This is a true gem and a great discovery to classic literature. This edition also included the short story that Hush, Hush. Flash forward: decades later and these two competitive sisters are still living together in a decaying old Hollywood mansion owned by Blanche. Blanche's only contact with the outside world is through Jane.
It's not easy to talk about the story itself without giving something away, and so I won't. The film is based on Henry Farrell's novel by the same name, which follows , and her paralyzed sister Blanche Crawford , who also used to be a successful movie star herself. The story was fleshed out better and the weirdness of Jane was way more believable. Anne, Neely, and Jennifer become best friends as struggling young women in New York City trying to make their mark. Full of literary cliches and platitudes. I am so glad I did, as it gave fascinating insight into both the author, his reasoning and thought process behind the book and making of the film. As Jane spirals into mental illness, she becomes more and more controlling, taunting and abusive towards Blanche, who is helpless in her wheelchair.
If you've seen the movie, you're not going to gain anything by reading the book. I can easily see why the powers that be thought that Bette and Joan would be perfect in the roles created by Farrell. Just Desserts Any additional comments? In fact, it appears that the unsettled one in this story is a. As a classic movie lover I love What ever happened to a Baby Jane due to two of my favorite actresses. To be honest, I was expecting a cheesy pulp classic not a bad thing , but I don't know where I got that from. In Bette Davis's hands, Baby Jane was a villain to be reckoned with and remembered, but on the page, she's just a senile old lady.
Rear panel just a trifle soiled. The Debut of Larry Richards Wait, I don't know how to read this story. She saw it with sudden clarity; life kept slipping away from you, it kept shifting and changing, like the dancing lights in the false stones, shifting and changing and shooting off into the shadows without you. It was almost like stumbling upon some secret outtakes. There's no question that Blanche is unhinged and delusional in thinking that everything she did was only because she was forced into it by other people's actions, but the reason for that massively questionable behavior is left for the reader to decide.
As the film goes on, Jane continues to treat her sister poorly, feeding her a roasted rat and taunting her endlessly. I haven't seen it in a while, but as far as I can tell, it's very faithful to the book. A-C, for example, would indicate a quarto volume composed of three signatures or gatherings of eight pages each for a total of 24 pages. I have always loved the movie, so I decided to finally get around to reading the novel. Now, some fifty years later, they are together and alone. Much more common in older books printed on handmade papers with a high rag content than in books printed on manufactured papers made from wood pulp with a higher acidic content.