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What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? Overview:

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)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Supporting ActorVictor BuonoNominated
Best ActressBette DavisNominated
Best CinematographyErnest HallerNominated
Best Costume DesignNorma KochWon
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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 BABY

By 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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Exterior shots of the Hudson house were filmed at 172 S. McCadden Pl. in Los Angeles. Right next door at 180 S. McCadden Pl. is the house Judy Garland lived in during production of The Wizard of Oz.
In addition to her trademark number "I've Written a Letter to Daddy", the young Baby Jane apparently had other hit songs in her act. When Edwin prepares to play the piano for their rehearsal, we see Jane's picture featured on old sheet music for songs entitled "Fly the Flag of Freedom", "She's Somebody's Little Girl", and "I Wouldn't Trade My Daddy".
In her book, "This N' That", Bette Davis said she had a lot of control over how her makeup should be done for the film. She imagined the older Jane as someone who would never wash her face, just put on another layer of makeup. When her daughter, B.D. first saw her in full "Jane" makeup, she said, "Oh, mother, this time you've gone too far".
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