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#161 Irene Kampen Tripp

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 06:33 PM

I love MOMMIE DEAREST too ,,, in fact.. THAT movie is what started my interest in JOAN CRAWFORD.  YOU know something guys??  I have always thought of BETTE, JOAN and LUCY to be THE ones to love.  All the other actresses from Hollywood's Golden Era are good.. but the three i mentioned seem to me to be the cornerstones of greatness.  (to me anyway)  And they all had fatherless childhoods, pretty blue eyes and drew their lipstick over the lip line.  AND brassy bitches ... what's not to love??? 


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Posted 21 March 2017 - 06:35 PM

I first saw Baby Jane not long after my first time seeing Sunset Boulevard, which was basically a cathartic experience for me (no moment has EVER hit me in the gut like the final scene of Sunset), so my mind was all pumped for another "Tear Down Old Hollywood" tragicomedy. No, Baby Jane's not a horror movie, but there's a lot of horrible stuff in it. I'd face Jane Hudson over BD Hyman any day.

Also: Has Margot Merril passed away? I recently read that she had. I suppose it's a good thing her life has been out of the spotlight and not exploited in any way.
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Posted 21 March 2017 - 07:01 PM

I first saw Baby Jane not long after my first time seeing Sunset Boulevard, which was basically a cathartic experience for me (no moment has EVER hit me in the gut like the final scene of Sunset), so my mind was all pumped for another "Tear Down Old Hollywood" tragicomedy. No, Baby Jane's not a horror movie, but there's a lot of horrible stuff in it. I'd face Jane Hudson over BD Hyman any day.

Also: Has Margot Merril passed away? I recently read that she had. I suppose it's a good thing her life has been out of the spotlight and not exploited in any way.

 

Margot is still alive, as far as I am aware.

 

Michael Merrill's wife, Chou, died a couple of years ago and Margot was listed among her survivors -- and B.D. was not. As it should be.


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Posted Yesterday, 01:45 AM

I love MOMMIE DEAREST too ,,, in fact.. THAT movie is what started my interest in JOAN CRAWFORD.  YOU know something guys??  I have always thought of BETTE, JOAN and LUCY to be THE ones to love.  All the other actresses from Hollywood's Golden Era are good.. but the three i mentioned seem to me to be the cornerstones of greatness.  (to me anyway)  And they all had fatherless childhoods, pretty blue eyes and drew their lipstick over the lip line.  AND brassy bitches ... what's not to love??? 

Well said. :lucyhmm:



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Posted Yesterday, 05:18 AM

I don't consider it a "horror" film.


Neither do I. It's always been a darkly tragic drama to me, though it does have black comedy elements in it.

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Posted Yesterday, 03:42 PM

Neither do I. It's always been a darkly tragic drama to me, though it does have black comedy elements in it.

 

It's really hilarious; and I'm not talking about the camp aspects.   Examples:

-the initial meeting of Jane and Edwin where he takes the entire tray of cookies

-Edwin, playing the piano looks at Jane performing and winces as she hits a clinker

-Every scene with Edwin and his mother; particularly the sight of huge Edwin in his pajamas standing next to short Marjorie Bennett  and their big argument culminating in Edwin saying to his mother "Isn't that how I was conceived?" and the look on Marjorie's face afterward.

-Jane trying to act all coquettish placing her ad in the newspaper office "I think the personal column is nicer, don't you?"

-Jane, shaking the dust out of that ratty fur then smearing her lipstick on into the camera, followed by the look of self-approval

-Jane playing with her split ends as Blanche is lying about having to sell the house



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Posted Yesterday, 05:50 PM

It's really hilarious; and I'm not talking about the camp aspects.   Examples:

-the initial meeting of Jane and Edwin where he takes the entire tray of cookies

-Edwin, playing the piano looks at Jane performing and winces as she hits a clinker

-Every scene with Edwin and his mother; particularly the sight of huge Edwin in his pajamas standing next to short Marjorie Bennett  and their big argument culminating in Edwin saying to his mother "Isn't that how I was conceived?" and the look on Marjorie's face afterward.

 

Everything involving Edwin is wonderful -- and I didn't truly realise how amazing Victor Buono was in this until seeing it on the big screen. Every move he makes, especially taking the tray, and adjusting the genuine Baby Jane Hudson doll (with real hair).


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