Monday, April 14, 2014

Blind Item #6 - Old Hollywood Blind Item

If you're wondering how that feud between those two A++list Oscar nominated/winning actresses started, it started long before they costarred in that cult classic of a movie together. Back in the '30s, the elder of the two actresses caught her future arch enemy sleeping with not only her first B-list actor husband, but her second as well.

40 comments:

Lux Luthor said...

Bette and Joan

greasybitches1 said...

merly streep and julia roberts

caroline david said...

Joan fontaine and beth davies

anda marie said...

Bette Davis Eyes & Mommy Dearest

B626 said...

Joan Crawford being the elder.
Betty Davis the younger.

caroline david said...

@greasybitches 1
They aren't so old LOL

greasybitches1 said...

lol
spot on

Leekalicious said...

That's a bit much. No wonder she was pissed off.

jensauce said...

Olivia De Haviland & Joan Fontaine

caroline david said...

Davies had a crush for Franchot Tone(Crawford's boyfriend) during Dangerous but he married Crawford finally
http://www.black-and-white-movies.com/bette-davis-and-joan-crawford.html

Simon said...

Bette and Joan but this is old news. Widely known for years...

Slap-n-Tickle said...

Daily Mail Article on Davis/Crawford Feud

Vera L- said...

Olivia and Joan are sisters.

Joan and Bette....beware of CLAWS

caroline david said...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-566502/The-bitter-sexual-jealousy-Bette-Davis-wage-war-Joan-Crawford.html

Even Beth Davies said once she hated Joan Crawford mostly because of Franchot Tone

caroline david said...

@Slap-n-Tickle
I just saw your post sorry

WareCat said...

Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!
Fukn love that movie!!

"But ya r Blanche, ya r in that chair!"

EvieShackles said...

Watch "whatever happened to Baby Jane"...Bette said she loved her role in that! Bette and Joan.....

Renoblondee said...

Joan and Bette.

PJ said...

Are you serious?

Hanwi said...

Everybody knows this story about Bette and Joan. It's kind of pathetic to spin well-known stories into Old Hollywood "blinds"...

EvieShackles said...

Direct Quotes from Bette Davis:

“I wouldn’t piss on her [Joan Crawford] if she was on fire.”

“She [Joan Crawford] has slept with every male star at MGM except Lassie.”

“Why am I so good at playing bitches? I think it’s because I’m not a bitch. Maybe that’s why [Joan Crawford] always plays ladies.”

“[Joan Crawford] and I have never been warm friends. We are not simpatico. I admire her, and yet I feel uncomfortable with her.

“To me, she is the personification of the Movie Star. I have always felt her greatest performance is Crawford being Crawford.”

“You should never say bad things about the dead, you should only say good . . . Joan Crawford is dead. Good.”

Not a Joan Crawford dig, but I do like this next one:

“There was more good acting at Hollywood parties than ever appeared on the screen.”

crila16 said...

Bettie Davis and Joan Crawford.

Sherry said...

Great quotes EvieShckles.

"Whatever Happened to Baby Jane" was the best especially when she served her rat for dinner.

And who hasn't seen those old H'wd stars, dressing like they were still in their heyday and caked with garish make-up. So sad.

Leekalicious said...

@Evie Wow - those are gold!!

AKM said...

So, is anyone who's a big fan of Old Hollywood actually Team Bette or Team Joan?! I mean, I don't really have a horse in the race; I'm just wondering. ;-)

WareCat said...

#teamJoan

nancer said...

meryl and julie are 'old hollywood?' you guys are too young!!

definitely joan and bette.

scarletscout said...

...then that poor parakeet on toastpoints was probably Joan's real pet...of course she woulda probably fed it to a cat if it chirped off-key.

Malibu Borebee said...

Team Bette - no contest.

M. Brown said...

Love them both but love when They were spoofed on Designing Wonen. Classic.

M. Brown said...

*Designing Women.*. Ghah! Preschool pick up, iPhones, and coherent comments don't mix.

auntliddy said...

Team Bette. She's just so ballsy ya gotta love it! Paul newman said," I moved to Ct where Bette lives. I said to her, we'll have to get together. Bette said, whatever for?" Newman loved it!

QueenAnne Guido said...

Te DIVINE FEUD is a treasure. Kirk Douglas describes his sexual encounter with Joan as "quick clean and professional."

Baby Wipes Howard would approve of the sentiment.

Team Bette.

MadLyb said...

@Lux Luthor has it! And what a delicious feud it was! Love them both, though.

MadLyb said...

I really love these old hollywood blinds because as a teen, I was fascinated with old hollywood and it brings back memories.

Anyone who was best friends with the Ultimate Dame, Barbara Stanwyck is just swell in my book (I lean towards team Joan, in other words). Barbara was married to Robert Taylor, who was one gorgeous hunk of man.

Sprink said...

If I were forced to choose it would probably be TeamBette, but only because she seemed to be able to laugh at herself as well as others.

AIP said...

Christ, I read about all of this 20-odd years ago! (Sean Considine wrote a very compelling bio of Bette and a Joan and their feud). These old Hollywood items are less blinds and more "guess the legends".

As others have said it's Joan Crawford and Bette Davis. Joan seduced Franchot (sunbathing nude in her solarium: apparently she asked him over to rub some lotion on). Mainly to annoy Bette it seems.

di butler said...

Bette and Joan were OG bad bitches. We need that now, instead of the fake nicey nice BS.

__-__=__ said...

Love the old blinds Enty. Thanks!!

Aoife said...

Joan Crawford and Bette Davis.