Joan arrives onto the set for location shooting in Baton Rouge for what is now titled Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964) in relatively good spirits, having top billing for the movie over Bette, having the equally juicy role as a murderess, and feeling like both Bette but more specifically Bob respect her function within the production as all three desperately need another hit following Baby Jane and thus need to rely on each other for the movie to succeed. Joan even reiterates to Mamacita a pledge she made to herself not to drink during this production if only to be at the top of her game. Joan's good feeling slowly deteriorates as she believes, based on their actions on the set, that the majority of the crew, led by Bob and Bette, are all in some inside joke against her, especially as Bette seems always to be on the set even when she has no scenes to film, and is secretly giving Bob advice on the entire production. Joan's good feeling entirely evaporates when she learns the actions ...
Did You Know?
The segment shows Robert Aldrich's long marriage to Harriet crumbling quite suddenly during the filming of "Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte". It is true that their divorce was finalized in 1965, a few months after the film's opening, but Aldrich sometimes told interviewers that the marriage had, in fact, fallen apart during the period when, in exile from Hollywood after being fired from "The Garment Jungle", he had lived in Europe and made three films there (1957-60). See more
Joan receives legal papers at her Brentwood home, with the address of 246 Bristol Court seen on the cover letter. The actual address of her house is 426 North Bristol Avenue. See more
How did it feel to be the most beautiful girl in the world?
It was wonderful. The most joyous thing you could ever imagine and it was never enough. And what about you? How did it feel to be the most talented girl in the world?
Great. And it was never enough.
Performed by The Hilversum Orchestra & Ivor Slaney
[The song is played on the newsreel, Cough...Cough, Sweet Charlotte] See more