Joan arrives onto the set for location shooting in Baton Rouge for what is now titled Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964) in relatively good spirits, having top billing for the movie over Bette, having the equally juicy role as a murderess, and feeling like both Bette but more specifically Bob respect her function within the production as all three desperately need another hit following Baby Jane and thus need to rely on each other for the movie to succeed. Joan even reiterates to Mamacita a pledge she made to herself not to drink during this production if only to be at the top of her game. Joan's good feeling slowly deteriorates as she believes, based on their actions on the set, that the majority of the crew, led by Bob and Bette, are all in some inside joke against her, especially as Bette seems always to be on the set even when she has no scenes to film, and is secretly giving Bob advice on the entire production. Joan's good feeling entirely evaporates when she learns the actions ...
Did You Know?
The segment shows Robert Aldrich's long marriage to Harriet crumbling quite suddenly during the filming of "Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte". It is true that their divorce was finalized in 1965, a few months after the film's opening, but Aldrich sometimes told interviewers that the marriage had, in fact, fallen apart during the period when, in exile from Hollywood after being fired from "The Garment Jungle", he had lived in Europe and made three films there (1957-60). See more
The General Electric phonograph shown in Bette Davis' motel room before the opening credits is a 1970-ish model and the scene is from the filming of "Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte" (1964) somewhere around late 1963 or early 1964. See more
I can't believe you let her get away with that. You know I was right about the scene.
You know what, Bette? Being right doesn't mean shit if you're driving talent off the stage. You wantto be a producer? Well, a producer gets results. You want to be a lion tamer? Great. Go tame the goddamn lion.
You Don't Own Me
Written by Dave White
& John Madara
Performed by Lesley Gore
[Joan and Mamacita are listening to the song in the hospital when Bob comes to visit] See more