It takes a big emotional life to be even a passable actor, and an enormous one to be a great one. Actors go beyond ordinary experience and ordinary norms in order to embody a vast range of possible lives; to play villains and lovers takes ruthlessness and lust. Show More Summary
Halfway through her second autobiography, 1987’s This ’N That, actress Bette Davis addressed her so-called rivalry with fellow classic Hollywood legend Joan Crawford, writing, “Feud is a Hollywood word, a wildly overused Hollywood word. Did Bette Davis and Joan Crawford ever feud during the filming of [What Ever Happened to] ... More »
The crucial backstory to “Feud,” Ryan Murphy’s miniseries about the frenemosity between Joan Crawford and Bette Davis during the making of “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?” is Crawford’s prior work with that film’s director, Robert Aldrich, on “Autumn Leaves,” from 1956, which I discuss in this clip.
“The only real legacy is children,” Bette tells Victor, as her costar lavishes praise upon the star he so admires for both her work and embracing the gay community. It’s a new insight into what makes Bette Davis tick, and plays into the episode’s theme. In “Mommie Dearest,” a new ... More »
The new (and excellent) Ryan Murphy series Feud, which focuses on the relationship between Joan Crawford and Bette Davis during the making of the 1962 classic What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, has a way of deeply immersing you in the era. Show More Summary
“There are not many actresses who will come right out with the truth,” wrote LIFE’s Los Angeles correspondent, in notes on a 1947 photoshoot
In Jessica Lange‘s new FX series Feud: Bette and Joan she plays Joan Crawford opposite Susan Sarandon as Bette Davis. The story centers around their feud while shooting What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? and after filming ended – but in real life, who is Jessica feuding with? “I feud in my head with people. [...]
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Although she’s currently engaged in a Feud with Jessica Lange, Susan Sarandon’s already booked her next TV gig. Deadline reports the erstwhile Bette Davis has signed on for a recurring role on Showtime’s Ray Donovan. She’ll very much stay in the movie business, though, playing a studio head by the name of Samantha Winslow in season five. Show More Summary
Ray Donovan is getting a lot more star power next season. Susan Sarandon has joined the cast in a recurring role. Sarandon, who currently stars as Bette Davis on FX's Feud, will play Samantha Winslow, the head of a movie studio, in Ray Donovan's fifth season, Deadline reports. In addition to Feud, ... Read More > Other Links From TVGuide.com Ray Donovan Susan Sarandon
The showrunner talks with THR about his conversations with Bette Davis, aging in Hollywood and female sexuality. read more
Did you know you could receive an Academy Award from the comfort of your own bed? In Feud: Bette and Joan's second episode, titled "The Other Woman," Bette Davis (Susan...
There’s an exchange toward the end of this week’s episode of Feud that is filled with such venom about what it means to be an older woman I felt my skin grow flush from anger. It’s moments after Bette Davis finds her daughter, B.D. (a surprisingly stilted Kiernan Shipka), surrounded ... More »
One of the lines that really jumped out in last week’s Feud premiere is when Joan Crawford’s boyfriend points out that she and Bette Davis should be best friends, as they have more in common than any two people on the world. That story...Show More Summary
Titles designer Kyle Cooper discusses bringing the famed actresses Bette Davis and Joan Crawford to life using animation.
Warning: Small spoilers for “Feud” below. But let’s be honest, can you spoil history? By the time Joan Crawford and Bette Davis started work together on 1962’s “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?” they were starving for roles. In the ‘30s and ‘40s, they had been Hollywood stars. Show More Summary
On Sunday night, Ryan Murphy premiered yet another new TV show, called Feud, which focuses on the infamous feud between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford on the set of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? The show is just the latest in Murphy’s growing empire of anthology series. He currently ... More »
In a sense, Ryan Murphy’s latest show Feud stars four iconic actresses: Susan Sarandon playing Bette Davis and Jessica Lange playing Joan Crawford. The FX anthology series chronicles the real-life animus between Davis and Crawford while filming What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, as well as the ways in which ... More »
Started by Bette Davis and others in 1942, the canteen on Cahuenga Boulevard became a fixture in Hollywood during World War II. It was famous as a place soldiers and sailors on leave could relax and mingle with celebrity volunteers. Lt. Col. T.A. Kenan is on Hutton's left, and Cpl. Fred Rasmussen...