Enjoy your favourite outsized Golden Age Hollywood stars Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Olivia De Havilland, Agnes Moorehead and Mary Astor in our latest Killer Queens double feature! This time we are showcasing two restored Robert Aldrich cult classics, 'Whatever Happened to Baby Jane' (1962), followed by 'Hush... Hush Sweet Charlotte' (1964)!
MC-ed by rising Auckland drag entertainers Murella and Drew Blood with some hilarious Bette Davis and Joan Crawford inspired numbers!
6pm August 31st
30 minute intermission in between films.
WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE? (1962)
Jane Hudson (Bette Davis) is an aging child star left to care for her wheelchair-bound sister Blanche (Joan Crawford), also a former child actress. Stuck living together in a mansion in old Hollywood, Blanche plots to get even with Jane for the car crash that left her crippled years earlier. But Jane is desperate to keep Blanche imprisoned as she plans a new rise to fame, and tries to hide Blanche's existence from doctors, visitors and neighbors while she devises a way to get rid of her sister.
HUSH...HUSH, SWEET CHARLOTTE (1964)
Charlotte Hollis (Bette Davis) has been closeted in her mansion since the grisly murder of her married lover many years earlier. When the county wants to tear down the house to build a highway, the spinster s relatives and friends appear to rally behind her, but each slowly preys on her mind until the gruesome rumours of the last 40 years appear to be coming true. On hand are cousin Miriam (Olivia de Havilland), Dr. Drew Bayliss (Joseph Cotten), Jewel Mayhew (Mary Astor), and the scariest inhabitant of all, loyal servant Velma (Oscar® nominee Agnes Moorehead).