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hate_Fakes 34M
1013 posts
10/5/2019 7:43 pm
Passing.............



Born April 5, 1908 in Lowell, Massachusetts Bette Davis is one of Hollywood's great actresses during its golden age. She was the first actor or actress to be nominated times, winning twice for "Dangerous" (1935) and "Jezebel" (1938 ).



Other significant roles during her career included her comeback film "All About Eve" (1950) and the horror "What Ever Happened to Jane?" (1962) with Joan Crawford with whom she has a real life rivalry.



In 1941 she became the first female president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, In 1977 she was also the first woman to be presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Film Institute.



However.......... Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte has to be my favorite of her long career. The 1964 thriller directed by Robert Aldrich, starring Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, and Joseph Cotten. Opening in n 1927, Charlotte Hollis (Davis), teenage of Louisiana plantation owner Sam Hollis,(Victor Buono ) is on the verge of running away with a married man, John Mayhew (Bruce Dern). Her father is warned, however, and in an ugly confrontation browbeats John into giving up Charlotte. John dumps Charlotte at the party that Sam was hosting that night, a heartbroken Charlotte runs away sobbing, and it's all very sad...until John is brutally murdered by an assailant wielding a meat cleaver.



Skip forward to 1964. Charlotte is a weird old lady living in the same old dilapidated Hollis mansion, her only company being her maid/attendant Velma (Agnes Moorehead). No charges were ever brought forth in the Mayhew murder, but everyone assumes Charlotte did it. She is facing imminent eviction, however, as the state of Louisiana has made an eminent domain claim and is about to bulldoze her house to build a bridge.



Her cousin Miriam Deering (de Havilland), Charlotte's last living relative, flies in from Europe to help Charlotte pack up her house, and simple country doctor Drew (Cotten) is on hand to calm down a perpetually jittery Charlotte. But strange things start happening in the Hollis mansion, the ghost of John Mayhew starts to appear, and Charlotte's grip on sanity grows increasingly shaky.



This film boasted an All-Star Cast that included all the actors listed above, as well as Mary Astor in her last film (Jewel Mayhew, John's widow), Bruce Dern in an early role as John Mayhew, and a George Kennedy as a construction foreman. It was a Spiritual Successor to What Ever Happened to Jane?, an Aldrich-directed film that also starred Davis, but with de Havilland in place of Joan Crawfor. De Havilland plays a role that is very very different from the goody-goody heroines that she played in the 1930s and 1940s.



Here a photo of shooting the movie's best scene. On October 6, 1989 we lost one of Hollywood's greatest, Betty succumb to breast cancer.



Kim Carnes says it best......

Her hair is Harlow gold
Her lips are sweet surprise
Her hands are never cold
She's got Bette Davis eyes
She'll turn the music on you
You won't have to think twice
She's pure as New York snow
She got Bette Davis eyes

hate_Fakes 34M
5901 posts
10/5/2019 7:54 pm

For Halloween get Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte .... guaranteed to drag you in under the veranda..............


hate_Fakes 34M
5901 posts
10/5/2019 8:00 pm

Mary Astor " let me tell you Miriam deary... Murder starts in the heart!"


hate_Fakes 34M
5901 posts
10/5/2019 8:02 pm

You can rent the movie on line for as little as $2.99.


hate_Fakes 34M
5901 posts
10/5/2019 8:03 pm

Wet & rainy here until 4ish... we didn't get much done.


Hungr4Yungr 70M
4396 posts
10/5/2019 8:32 pm

A great actress for sure.


Hungr4Yungr 70M
4396 posts
10/5/2019 8:32 pm

I saw the cloud over northern Iowa and wondered if it was producing precipitation. Was a nice sunny day here reaching 56F. Only about 2" of the 24" of snow remains on the ground. Could get another 4 to 6" on Tuesday.


Hungr4Yungr 70M
4396 posts
10/5/2019 8:34 pm

I got some help this afternoon to bleed the brakes again on the old jalopy. I haven't a clue how the air keeps getting in the system and causing the pedal to go to the floor before there is any braking action at all.


robbie656 70M
13 posts
10/5/2019 9:27 pm

There has to be a leak in the system Hungr. If air can get in a closed system it follows that fluid can get out when the system is pressurized. Brake lines can get rusted over time, hoses will wear out. There are plenty of places where it may leak out.


hate_Fakes 34M
5901 posts
10/5/2019 9:37 pm

She made some of the classics!


hate_Fakes 34M
5901 posts
10/5/2019 9:39 pm

    Quoting Hungr4Yungr:
    I saw the cloud over northern Iowa and wondered if it was producing precipitation. Was a nice sunny day here reaching 56F. Only about 2" of the 24" of snow remains on the ground. Could get another 4 to 6" on Tuesday.
Just keep that snow UP THERE. With just 10 more pours we are getting hemmed in.


hate_Fakes 34M
5901 posts
10/5/2019 9:40 pm

    Quoting Hungr4Yungr:
    I got some help this afternoon to bleed the brakes again on the old jalopy. I haven't a clue how the air keeps getting in the system and causing the pedal to go to the floor before there is any braking action at all.
There you need JD's help as I am not usually mechanically inclined.


hate_Fakes 34M
5901 posts
10/5/2019 9:42 pm

    Quoting robbie656:
    There has to be a leak in the system Hungr. If air can get in a closed system it follows that fluid can get out when the system is pressurized. Brake lines can get rusted over time, hoses will wear out. There are plenty of places where it may leak out.
brakes are NOT my good suit... I can change pads etc but leaks evade me


Julie_Tgirl 69T
2864 posts
10/5/2019 10:57 pm

I hate to see anybody pass but I never was a fan of hers.


SwishNSwallow2 31M/34M  
1324 posts
10/5/2019 11:22 pm

Ricky is all ready passed out. I have some pictures to add. more to come. night


Hungr4Yungr 70M
4396 posts
10/6/2019 10:48 am

    Quoting robbie656:
    There has to be a leak in the system Hungr. If air can get in a closed system it follows that fluid can get out when the system is pressurized. Brake lines can get rusted over time, hoses will wear out. There are plenty of places where it may leak out.
Robbie, my first thought was a bad master cylinder, so I replaced that. It made no difference. I put the vehicle up on blocks with all wheels off and crawled under it to inspect brake lines, hoses, calipers. Everything looks good and there are no leaks. The master cylinder maintains its fluid level. When bleeding the air, I only get bubbles coming from the left front caliper, and there is a lot of air at that point. All 4 calipers, rotors, and pads are in excellent condition. I'm just a shade tree mechanic, but can't afford to take it to a shop. The vehicle has 371,000 on it and is not worth more than a few hundred bucks, but it is all I have and can afford.


FirstAidBoy525 24M
244 posts
10/6/2019 5:45 pm

a lot of behind the scene history of her and Crawford in the "Fued" cable series. I have Amazon Prime and the rental fee is very inexpensive. I think HHSC is scheduled for Blu Ray upgrade or it has been.


hate_Fakes 34M
5901 posts
10/6/2019 8:08 pm

    Quoting Julie_Tgirl:
    I hate to see anybody pass but I never was a fan of hers.
about like someone from the UK????


hate_Fakes 34M
5901 posts
10/6/2019 8:09 pm

    Quoting SwishNSwallow2:
    Ricky is all ready passed out. I have some pictures to add. more to come. night
We are dang near cashing in our chips for the night here too.


hate_Fakes 34M
5901 posts
10/6/2019 8:11 pm

    Quoting FirstAidBoy525:
    a lot of behind the scene history of her and Crawford in the "Fued" cable series. I have Amazon Prime and the rental fee is very inexpensive. I think HHSC is scheduled for Blu Ray upgrade or it has been.
Oh now that does sound interesting for one of those long winter nights all cuddled up under the blankets.


hate_Fakes 34M
5901 posts
10/6/2019 8:13 pm

    Quoting Hungr4Yungr:
    Robbie, my first thought was a bad master cylinder, so I replaced that. It made no difference. I put the vehicle up on blocks with all wheels off and crawled under it to inspect brake lines, hoses, calipers. Everything looks good and there are no leaks. The master cylinder maintains its fluid level. When bleeding the air, I only get bubbles coming from the left front caliper, and there is a lot of air at that point. All 4 calipers, rotors, and pads are in excellent condition. I'm just a shade tree mechanic, but can't afford to take it to a shop. The vehicle has 371,000 on it and is not worth more than a few hundred bucks, but it is all I have and can afford.
Wish I could help you out. Have you reviewed on UUUTUBE sometimes there is a Q&A