Joan Crawford

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

Marilyn Monroe Proves She’s A Star, Jane Russell Becomes a Mom, & Joan Crawford is Scandalized. From 1953, it’s Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.

Dangerous

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!

Star of the Month: Bette Davis

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!