1978. For his documentary, Adam, backstage at the Oscars, continues to conduct interviews with those still alive that were involved or knew of the situation between Bette and Joan specifically during Baby Jane and after, Bette still an unconfirmed participant in the project. Most of the current discussion centers around the mid-1960s and later - the post Charlotte era. In the late 1960s entering into the 1970s, Joan, getting few movie offers, decides to accept two projects, the first against the advice of her agent, Stan: a low-budget B-movie eventually titled Trog (1970) which Joan nonetheless believes will bring her back into A-list status and into the minds of Oscar voters; and from Simon and Schuster, a lifestyle book for women in how to live and look like Joan Crawford. Concurrently, she is starting to face potentially serious health issues, she still not willing to forgo her beauty for her health. The outcomes of both projects in addition to a specific incident leads to her ... Written by
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[upon hearing of Joan Crawford's death
My mother told me to never speak ill of the dead, only good. Joan Crawford is dead. Good.
Come Light the Candles
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager
Performed by Sammy Davis Jr.
[The song is performed during the 1978 Oscars ceremony In Memoriam] See more