Billy Travilla Creates Marilyn Monroe’s Iconic Look, Gets Errol Flynn to Wear Tights, Wins An Academy Award, and Can Out Pleat Anyone!
Marilyn Monroe Proves She’s A Star, Jane Russell Becomes a Mom, & Joan Crawford is Scandalized. From 1953, it’s Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
Bette Davis Feuds with Joan Crawford, Does What No Makeup Artist Dares, and runs to the Hollywood Hills! It’s Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?
Dangerous (1935) was the film that brought Bette Davis her first Oscar, and introduced many of the characteristics that Bette became famous for: her clipped phrasing, flashing eyes, and razor wit. With Dangerous, Warner Brothers finally found the type of role that Bette excelled at—tightly wound women with a strong, sometimes cruel exterior, hiding a core of vulnerability. Bette would play characters like this for basically the rest of her career because she was just so darn good at them!
Bette Davis is Spunky, Smart, Feuds with Joan Crawford, Knows How to Use Those Eyes, Coins “the Oscars,” and Has a Heart of Gold. Here are a Few Things About Bette Davis You Didn’t Know!