I’m sorry, I can’t hear you over the sound of how awesome I am.
Q: What about Ted Turner possibly colorizing All About Eve?
A: If he does, I will break his legs.
THEY GOT THE COLOR OF THE DRESS WRONG.
“Fasten your seat belts. It’s going to be a bumpy night”
Bette Davis in a promotional still for All About Eve.
More champagne, Miss Channing?
so i was watching that scene from “all about eve” on youtube with the transcribed subtitles, and when bette davis tells gary merrill that “clide fitch was before her time,” it said that she yells “plant bitch!” at him.
and then eve comes down the stairs and promptly announces:
and i’m just sitting here cackling alone in my room.
Edith’s original sketch had a square neckline. (…) While the cast was in San Francisco for two weeks, Edith had been working on the cocktail dress and other outfits that Bette would need for scenes to be shot at the studio in Los Angeles. Bette’s eleventh-hour casting as Margo Channing had left Edith and her staff in a tizzy, and so, because of their tight schedule, the dress wasn’t made up until the night before Bette was to wear it in the big scene.
Edith arrived at the studio early to make sure the dress was pressed and camera-ready. “There was Bette,” Edith recalled, “already in the dress, looking quizzically at her own reflection in the mirror. I was horrified. The dress didn’t fit at all. The top of the three-quarter-lenght sleeves had a fullness created by pleats, but someone had miscalculated and the entire bodice and neckline were too big. There was no time to save anything, and a change would delay the shooting.
Edith told Bette not to worry about it. She, the designer, would take full responsability for the snafu. But she dreaded the hassle. Edith walked to the door on jelly legs, turned the knob, and —
“No, wait.” Bette said. “Turn around and look, Edith.” Edith took one look and her eyes brightened, even behind the tinted glasses that had become her trademark.
“Don’t you like it better like this, anyway?” Bette asked as Edith retraced her steps. Bette had pulled the neckline off her shoulders and as Edith approached she wiggled one bare shoulder.
“I could have hugged her” Edith said later. “In fact, I think I did.”
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