The film is in post-production, and Joan and Bette expect that they will be flooded with high profile movie offers, which is not the case. The scuttlebutt within the public via various leaks is that the film will be a flop. Jack, Bob, Joan and Bette react to the news in different ways, Bette's advertisement in Variety which she later states was meant to be a sarcastic response. However, the film is a smash, positive public and critical response only growing from the first preview in Long Beach. Bob feels that the film could be his springboard to the A-list and he refuses to follow Baby Jane with similar material, which is what Jack wants to do if only to build on its momentum. Despite the film's acclaim and acclaim for Bob, Bette and Joan, the latter two still do not get the recognition in the form of high profile acting offers. Joan does get a script from a surprising source, Pauline, who wrote a script specifically with Joan in mind, the movie which she wants to direct herself. ... Written by
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This is not the first time Toby Huss has been associated with Frank Sinatra. He portrayed a Sinatra impersonator in S13E4 of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. :"It Was a Very Good Year." Also, in Down Periscope, his character, Nitro, begins to impersonate Sinatra after getting zapped while fixing he submarine's radio. See more
When Crawford and Mamacita are at the restaurant, Joan mentions that it's like 1937 all over again. Mamacita exclaims, "when Hitler took Austria". That event occurred in March of 1938. See more
I'm not turning you down because you're a woman. I'm turning you down because you're a nobody. And at this late stage of my career, I don't have the luxury of putting myself in the hands of a nobody. I have very few chances left, and my last chance is not going to be your first.
References Kiss Me Deadly
Town Without Pity
Music by Dimitri Tiomkin
Lyrics by Ned Washington
Performed by Gene Pitney
[The song is playing when Pauline arrives at Joan's house to speak to Mamacita] See more