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Bette and Joan: The Divine Feud (1989)

by Shaun Considine

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You can see the fur flying from a mile off. Fun, fun book.
  bkwyrmy43 | Dec 12, 2007 |
A scathing bitch fest which makes you scream with delight. A comparison of the lives and careers of two very strong Aries women who had it out for each other. Digs are made, slander cast around and then the two Uber Bitches make a movie together--then the REAL sparks fly! There has never been any actresses who have ever rivaled these women for talent and star quality. These women required men who could stand up to them as directors and actors. While Crawford's strentgh was her prescene and beauty, Davis had real acting talent above and beyond and was never afraid to get her hands dirty. This book is more than the two Queens of Hollywood but a look back at the Hollywood of yore that made real Stars. ( )
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For Bill and Helen Ditfort from Sydney, Australia; and for all the Tuohys and Considines from County Clare, Ireland.
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Bette Davis and Joan Crawford: two of the deadliest arch-rivals of all time. Born in the same year (though Davis swore 'Crawford is five years older than me if she's a day'), the two fought bitterly throughout their long and brilliant Hollywood careers. Joan became a star first, which always irked her rival, who suggested her success had come via the casting couch. 'It sure as hell beats the hard cold floor' was Crawford's scathing response. According to Davis, Crawford was not only a nymphomaniac but also 'vain, jealous and about as stable and trustworthy as a basket of snakes'. Crawford, in turn, accused Davis of stealing her glory and planning to destroy her. The two rivals fought over as many men as they did parts - when Bette fell in love with her co-star in DANGEROUS, Franchot Tone, Joan stepped in and married him. The women worked together only once, in the classic thriller WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE?, in which their violent hatred of each other as rival sisters was no act.

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