That day Aldrich and Fox exec Richard Zanuck agree to shut down film production until August 3 to give Joan a chance to recover. Aldrich and Zanuck begin search to replace Joan, considering Katharine Hepburn, Vivien Leigh, and Olivia De Havilland.
(Vivien Leigh, when called in London regarding the part, said, "No, thank you.
I'd keep a lookout on e Bay and for cheaper copies, which they've listed in the past.
(Also keep checking your city's used book stores, which is where I found many of my own out-of-print Joan books over the years.)The twins weren't mentioned in the movie for legal reasons.
I can just about stand looking at Joan Crawford's face at six o'clock in the morning, but not Bette Davis." page has many links to interior photos of Joan's various homes, from the Bristol house to her last Imperial House apartment.
Below are 3 direct links to color photos, but the main page has many more links to other black-and-white shots.
Hush, Sweet Charlotte in 1964, Vivien Leigh was asked to replace her.
That said, The Divine Feud reports that "Crawford [retained] a steady acquaintanceship with dozens of other actresses by phone but mostly through her voluminous correspondence.
I can just about stand looking at Joan Crawford's face at six o'clock in the morning, but not Bette Davis.")) that has archival recordings of old telephone central offices.
If I knew her phone number, it might be possible to find an actual recording from the same exchange and in that way, hear exactly what it sounded like to call Joan While Joan, when she was married to Doug Fairbanks, Jr.
It was a fine movie, but oh boy, with Joan it would have been over-the-top awesome.
During the earlier 1962 filming of Baby Jane with Joan, Bette, and Aldrich, things had stayed on the professional level, despite some tension between the co-stars.