1978. For his documentary, Adam, backstage at the Oscars, continues to conduct interviews with those still alive that were involved or knew of the situation between Bette and Joan specifically during Baby Jane and after, Bette still an unconfirmed participant in the project. Most of the current discussion centers around the mid-1960s and later - the post Charlotte era. In the late 1960s entering into the 1970s, Joan, getting few movie offers, decides to accept two projects, the first against the advice of her agent, Stan: a low-budget B-movie eventually titled Trog (1970) which Joan nonetheless believes will bring her back into A-list status and into the minds of Oscar voters; and from Simon and Schuster, a lifestyle book for women in how to live and look like Joan Crawford. Concurrently, she is starting to face potentially serious health issues, she still not willing to forgo her beauty for her health. The outcomes of both projects in addition to a specific incident leads to her ...
Did You Know?
At the roast when Vincent Price
makes a joke about Joan Crawford
using Bette's bras as shoulder pads, Bette Davis
is depicted as feigning laughter and feeling a tad uncomfortable. In reality, Bette was actually extremely amused by his remarks. Price even paused during his routine because of how hard she was laughing. See more
When Joan Crawford arrives at the studio for "Trog", the caption says: "London" and we can see Tower Bridge in the background. "Trog" was actually filmed at Bray Studios in Berkshire, nearly 30 miles from London. See more
[upon hearing of Joan Crawford's death
My mother always said "don't say anything bad about the dead, only say good." Joan Crawford is dead. Good.
Come Light the Candles
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager
Performed by Sammy Davis Jr.
[The song is performed during the 1978 Oscars ceremony In Memoriam] See more