Series: Bette & Joan

Though they shared a profession and were contemporaries, Bette Davis and Joan Crawford were notorious enemies. Both were fine actresses, and both had long careers that went through many seasons, from their years of radiant youth, through to their critically acclaimed peak years, and, much later, as stars of horror and thriller films in the PSYCHO mold. For this Essential Cinema series we lightly scratch the surface of these remarkable careers. Naturally we conclude it with the film that brought their rivalry to a screaming climax, WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE?

Celebrate LGBTQ Pride with MOVIE MADNESS: BETTE VS. JOAN, a campy cocktail event and special screening of WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE? Friday, August 25.

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