What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) was a Drama - Horror Film directed by Robert Aldrich and produced by Robert Aldrich and Kenneth Hyman.
The film was based on the novel of the same name written by Henry Farrell published in 1960.
Academy Awards 1962 --- Ceremony Number 35 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Supporting Actor||Victor Buono||Nominated|
|Best Actress||Bette Davis||Nominated|
|Best Cinematography||Ernest Haller||Nominated|
|Best Costume Design||Norma Koch||Won|
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)By Beatrice on Jul 25, 2017 From Flickers in Time
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? Directed by Robert Aldrich Written by Lucas Heller from the novel by Henry Farrell 1962/USA The Associates and Aldrich Company Repeat viewing/Amazon Instant One of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die It’s as if Billy Wilder took Sunset Blvd. that one ext... Read full article
Kristen Recasts the Classics: What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?on May 23, 2016 From Journeys in Classic Film
Technically, American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy stole my thunder on this with the recent announcement that Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon would take on the roles of Bette Davis and Joan Crawford in a television exploration of the making of Baby Jane called Feud. The early bird catches the w... Read full article
What I Learned From ROSEMARY’S BABYBy Will McKinley on May 31, 2013 From Cinematically Insane
You can learn a lot from ROSEMARY’S BABY, the 1968 film adaptation of Ira Levin?s novel, available on DVD and Blu-ray from the Criterion Collection. But here?s the most important lesson: never date an actor. If only someone had warned poor Rosemary Reilly when she got off the bus from Omaha in... Read full article
Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)By Duke Mantee on Apr 12, 2013 From Spoilers
What, indeed. I am not a horror movie person. I did enjoy Evil Dead 3: Army of Darkness, but you will not see me at a theater watching the new Evil Dead. No way. So I?ve shied away from classic horror or ?scary? movies as well, but that was somewhat of a mistake. The difference between modern horro... Read full article
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)By 4 Star Film Fan on Apr 7, 2013 From 4 Star Films
This psychological thriller starring Bette Davis and Joan Crawford with Victor Buono, opens with the bratty vaudeville star Baby Jane Hudson. Her sister Blanche lives in her shadow but?begrudgingly?agrees?to watch out for her sister. Now in the 1930s Blanche is the movie star and Jane is all but for... Read full article
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During production, Bette Davis had a Coca-Cola machine installed on the set to anger Joan Crawford, whose late husband had been CEO of rival Pepsi-Cola and who herself was on the board of directors of that company.
Bette Davis had been nominated for Best Actress in her film What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, which also starring Joan Crawford. If Bette had won, it would have set a record number of wins for an actress. According to the book "Bette & Joan - The Divine Feud" by Shaun Considine, the two had a life long mutual hatred, and a jealous Joan Crawford actively campaigned against Bette Davis for winning Best Actress, and even told Anne Bancroft that if Anne won and was unable to accept the Award, Joan would be happy to accept it on her behalf. According to the book - and this may or may not be 100% true, but it makes a good anecdote - on Oscar night, Bette Davis was standing in the wings of the theatre waiting to hear the name of the winner. When it was announced that Anne Bancroft had won Best Actress for The Miracle Worker, Bette Davis felt an icy hand on her shoulder as Joan Crawford said "Excuse me, I have an Oscar to accept".
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