"Hag Horrors"

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    Why Bette Davis never won a Grammy.

     
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    FEUD's recreation of those STRAIT-JACKET scenes:

     
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    I have all these grand dame guignol pictures in my head they never made. It's weird.

    I want to see Bette and Tallulah square off. Relatives, obviously.

    I want to see Crawford playing twins (as Bette did more than once) one evil with her mid-'60s beehive coif ruling cruelly over her hornet's nest of a family in a big PSYCHO-esque mansion at the top of a hill; her sister, a quiet clairvoyant who wears her hair down modestly, is determined to stop the wickedness of her wealthy sister... Final scene: Good Joan walking down at sunset away from Evil Joan's burning house, her man-eating hydra strangling Evil Joan who smashes out a pane of the creepy conservatory and screams in horror, Good Joan at the bottom of the hill turns and sobs in equal horror at the carnage her terrible sister has wrought and by which she is now being destroyed. All shot in vivid halloweenish color.

    Smells like 1966. And probably a Hammer production.

    I just see it. Yet it doesn't exist.

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    I love that idea! I can see it in my head so clearly, too.
     
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    I think I'd call it "Hornet's Nest" like the evil twin's beehive hair.

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    Love it!
     
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    Maybe we can soon do it digitally. Perhaps I can call on @Richard Channing to help...!

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    As I said in the "Bette Vs. Joan" thread, there is something very dowager-y about the mid-'60s, although I can't quite explain why. Aging women surrounded with their ashtrays and candy dishes, in their sleeveless sack dresses and their sculpted hair of the period, personal objects dustily ancient and tackily modern, angsty and pensive and looking older than their years as was typical then, a bottle of something not too far out of reach, awaiting visitors or family or something banal.

    Post-menopausal gothic, directly upon that tear in the space-time continuum occurring at the center of the decade.

    That's Bette. And it's certainly Joan. It's a specific pitch, a flavor of delicious decay.

    http://www.soapchat.net/threads/bette-davis-vs-joan-crawford.1947/
     
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