Wednesday, April 05, 2023

Everything You Ever Need To Know About Life...

... you can learn from::

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)

Jane: You know, we're right back where we started.
When I was on the stage you had to depend on me
for everything. Even the food you ate came from me.
Now you have to depend on me for your food again.
So, you see, we're right back where we started.
Blanche: Why are you doing this to me? Why?
Jane: Doing what?
Blanche: Making me afraid to eat.
Trying to make me starve myself.
Jane: Don't be silly. If you starve you die.
Bette Davis was born 115 years ago today! I was going to call her 'the legend Bette Davis" but "legend" doesn't even seem adequate for Bette fucking Davis, ya know? She's so beyond mere "legend." Bette Davis has truly ascended into the heavens and stands beside Zeus and Mickey Mouse. Anyway in a very strange coincidence I got myself a brand new Bette Davis poster in the mail this very morning! Do y'all know the artist who goes by ElvisDead? This is their website here -- I became obsessed with their movie-poster work thanks to their truly terrifying Night of the Living Dead poster (see that here), and so the second it was on sale I snatched up a copy of the Baby Jane poster, which I will now share with you:

Fucking killer right? I am obsessed. I unwrapped that beauty from the tube before coming to work this morning and it's even better in person. It looks like she's reaching right for you! That bitch is going right over my bed! Happy birthday, Bette!


joel65913 said...

That is a great truly terrifying poster though I'm sure Miss Davis would rather we remember her as she was in that marvelous glamour poster from All About Eve. Either way I agree with your assessment of her standing as a goddess.

Pierce said...

That dress which is blue in this photograph was actually a sable brown, designed, of course, by Edith Head. All About Eve is my all-time favorite movie.