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What “Feud” Misses About Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, and the Art of Movies

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

Why This Is Feud’s Best Bette and Joan Scene to Date

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 Front Row: “Autumn Leaves”

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.

Feud Recap: Ain’t That a Kick in the Head

“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 »

That Time The Cat's Pajamas Stopped Traffic On Fifth Avenue

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

A Star at Ease: Unpublished Photos of Bette Davis Before the Feud Years

“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

Jessica Lange Is Feuding With Kellyanne Conway (In Her Head)!

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. [...]

Bette Davis on the Sexes

"The real female should be partly male and the real male should be partly female." The post Bette Davis on the Sexes appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Newswire: Susan Sarandon to play a movie mogul on Ray Donovan

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

Susan Sarandon Joins Ray Donovan in Recurring Role

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 Ray Donovan Susan Sarandon

'Feud': Ryan Murphy on Aging in Hollywood, Sexuality and the Sadness of "Lost Potential"

The showrunner talks with THR about his conversations with Bette Davis, aging in Hollywood and female sexuality. read more

Fact-Checking Feud: Bette and Joan Episode 2: Did Joan Crawford Really Accept an Oscar in Bed?

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...

Feud Recap: Blind Gossip

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 »

TV Club: Feud stokes the fires of its titular battle

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

Deconstructing A Scene: FX's "Feud" Opening Titles

Titles designer Kyle Cooper discusses bringing the famed actresses Bette Davis and Joan Crawford to life using animation.

'Feud' Reminds Us 50-Year-Old Struggles For Hollywood Women Are Still Exhaustingly Relevant

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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

Ryan Murphy’s Ever-Expanding TV Empire

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 »

Susan Sarandon on Playing Bette Davis for Feud, Debra Messing, and Why Everyone Gets So Mad at Her About Politics

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 »

From the Archives: Entertaining the troops at Hollywood Canteen

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...

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