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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A joint biography of Bette Davis and Joan Crawford which follows their deadly rivalry throughout their careers. They only worked together once, in the film "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane" but their real life dislike of one another transcended even the antagonism depicted in the film.Review:
Shaun Considine's story of the two divas is vastly informative and in parts hilarious ( SUNDAY TELEGRAPH)
Fascinating and vastly entertaining....all you want is more ( TIME OUT)
Considine's well-researched book is an account of one of Hollywood's most extraordinary relationsips ( DAILY EXPRESS)
[A] Scrurrilously readable twin biography. ( MAIL ON SUNDAY)
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Book Description E.P. Dutton, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110091741920