Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Hush, Now!


"Thank you, no. I can just about stand looking at Joan Crawford's face at six o'clock in the morning, but not possibly Bette Davis'." - Vivien Leigh, after being asked to replace Crawford in Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte, opposite Davis

7 comments:

  1. Do you know the answer from Bette Davis ? "Propably Miss Vivien Leigh can't accomplish a Southern accent" (the play was taken place in the South) forgetting the 2 Oscars that Vivien Leigh received by playing Southern ladies......

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  2. TJB, have we been to the library to borrow The 365 Bitchiest Things Ever Said? lol Your recent spate of posts seem to indicate that! Love it.

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  3. somehow, i think the face viv was referring to isn't the one you posted. but then, you are a kind fellow.

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  4. Bette Davis' Eyes or Vivien Leigh's Lips--which one would you rather have? Both are gorgeous.

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  5. Luckily, DeHavilland took the role and the film is better for it. That movie could have been a B, but on repeated viewings, it's such a wonderful Southern Gothic treat. I suspect Leigh would have been miscast.

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  6. http://www.flickr.com/photos/20936529@N03/3514877650/in/pool-589478@N23

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