On Sunday night, Feud: Bette and Joan brought the story of Bette Davis and Joan Crawford's infamous rivalry to a close, with the FX anthology hit airings its season one finale.
Feud: Bette and Joan Transformations: See How Much the Cast Looks like the Real-Life Figures FACT: Trog ended up being Joan's last film, and the budget was so low she did have to use a car as a dressing room and provided her own wardrobe.
She did not exactly enjoy the experience, with Conversations With Joan Crawford quoting her as saying, "If I weren't a Christian Scientist, and I saw Trog advertised on a marquee across the street, I think I'd contemplate suicide." Fact-Checking Feud: Bette and Joan Episode 7: The Real Reason Joan Crawford Was Hospitalized (and Recast) FACT: My Way of Life, Joan's lifestyle advice book for women, came out in 1971, and did include all of the passages heard in the episode, including, "I sit on hard chairs -- soft ones spread the hips." FACT: The New York Times did call Bette's turn in Hush, Hush…Sweet Charlotte "resentable." FACT: The only person Bette really disliked more than Joan was Faye Dunaway.
I really think that competition is one of the great challenges of life.
I think with Bette Davis, in Baby Jane, was one of the greatest challenges I'd ever had."