Tuesday, January 24, 2017

FEUD-BETTE & JOAN

If your like I, a big Joan Crawford fan and Jessica Lange fan, then I bet you can't wait for the premier of the new Ryan Murphy show, which is highly anticipated..... Feud: Bette and Joan starring Susan Sarandon as Bette Davis and Jessica Lange as Joan Crawford. Feud , which starts March 5 on FX, chronicles the intense rivalry between Davis and Crawford that began during their heydays in the ’30s and ’40s. Davis, who was probably the greater actress once said of Crawford, “She slept with every male costar at MGM except Lassie.” And Crawford, by far, the more glamorous star once said Davis appeared to have “never had a happy day — or night — in her life." Though the series is sometimes going to be as outrageous as the dueling divas I read, it’s also to be a astute and occasionally shattering study of two women victimized by men, by the media, by the studio system; a cautionary, compassionate feminist tale.


Rounding out the cast is  Katy Bates as Joan Blondell, Judy Davis as Hedda Hopper, Sarah Paulson as Geraldine Page, Stanly Tucci as Jack Warner, and Catherine Zeta Jones as Olivia De Havilland. This is going to be delicious. Here's the first flirt........

13 comments:

  1. This sounds more like "Clash of the Titans" darling...
    It should be a good romp down memory lane...

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  2. Susan Sarandon looks AMAZING as Bette Davis!

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  3. no one is more excited by this than me, but as of this moment i'm underwhelmed by jessica's look. she doesn't evoke joan at all. my god, the least they could've done was give her joan's melon mouth!

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    1. I agree - and Miss Sarandon is just too pretty to capture Bette's snarl... Jx

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  4. I fans of both actress, but Jessica's resemblance is very uncanny. She kill this!!!!!

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  5. I haven't even seen a preview or anything yet...this is the first. They both look wonderful. I too am more Joan than Bette. She never seemed happy and always cranky as hell. At least Joan faked happy. I am excited to see this too.

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  6. I have Ben looking forward to this! Thanks for posting, had no idea it was starting so soon.

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  7. I am Team Bette.
    Carlos is Team Joan.
    We may be having our own Feud and I cannot wait!

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  8. Wow. What casting! I never would have considered either, but they're looking pretty authentic!

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  9. Well, I agree that Bette was the the better actress. However, one must argue that Joan was the most glamorous of her time. Lauren Bacall took that prize IMO. But, you are correct: This is going to be a terrific show, with a stellar cast!
    Hugs!!!

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  10. I actually think Jessica is more convincing than Susan. Except like Norma pointed out, she does need that mellon mouth.

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  11. This sounds fantastic. I read biographies on both of them when I was a teenager.

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Go ahead darling, tell me something fabulous!

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