I love these shots - particularly of Bette Davis. What a statement on the human condition.
Was BD's shot before or after the stroke? I can't tell
I think it's after. But didn't she have more than one?? If she only had one, then I'd guess that it's before.Joan's portrait really doesn't even look like her! More of a caricature almost. I don't think the artist of it could possibly be straight. It's like a drag version of her early self.
It looks like Joan's Souse American alter ego.