Episode 29: What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?

In honor of National Siblings Day, we cover our favorite siblings the Hudson sister in What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?

Joining us is Sarah Truesdale.  She writes for Goombstomp.com

Released in 1962. Directed by Robert Aldrich. Written by Lukas Heller. Based on the book by Henry Farrell. Staring Bette Davis and Joan Crawford.

Trigger warnings for this episode are physical and mental abuse, alcoholism, and disturbing images. 

The year is 1962, John Glen is the man to orbit the earth, Dr. No opens in theaters, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolfe premiers on Broadway, James Meredith is the first black man to attend the University of Mississippi, Marilyn Monroe was found dead at her home from an overdose, The US is rocked by the Cuban Missile Crisis, Stranger On the Shore by Mr. Acker Bilk was the #1 song and the #1 movie was Lawrence of Arabia.

Dead Ringer (1964)
Starring Bette Davis, Karl Malden and Peter Lawford
Directed by Paul Henreid from a screenplay by Oscar Millard and Albert Beich from the story La Otra by Rian James
The working-class twin sister of a callous, wealthy woman impulsively murders her out of revenge and assumes her identity. But impersonating her dead twin is more complicated and risky than she anticipated.

Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte (1964)
Directed by Robert Aldrich
Written by Henry Farrell and Lukas Heller
Starring Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Joseph Cotten, Agnes Moorehead and Mary Astor
An aging, reclusive Southern belle plagued by a horrifying family secret descends into madness after the arrival of a lost relative.


Iced Chamomile Tea
Honey Simple Syrup
A Wedge of Lime

Brew the tea for at least an hour. Pour over ice, add honey simple syrup, gin, and lime to taste. Stir.


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