Thursday, 6 October 2011

Gone Hollywood

Gone Hollywood

Bette Davis as Baby Jane Hudson, enraptured by the doll of herself as a child

Marilyn Monroe

Lillian Gish  

Claudette Colbert

Louise Brookes

Mae West

Bette Davis

Bette Davis as Jane Hudson in
"Whatever Happened To Baby Jane ?"
Above is the initial sketch in a of designs for stamps

This is the same image cleaned up in adobe CS5. The eyes have been made smaller
and Jane now has that trapped in the headlights look that I wanted.

Joan Crawford

This is my untouched sketch of Joan Crawford as Blanche Hudson in "Whatever Happened To Baby Jane". In this scene Jane Hudson (Bette Davis) has just served Blanche her pet budgie on a bed of salad. I can only think it was the wrong dressing.

The same sketch cleaned up, once more the spotlight adds a feeling of Joan's helplessness and horror at being left in the care of her dangerous and mad sister Jane.


These sketches finally began to really work when I added them together. This is not a sceneFrom "Baby Jane", In the film Jane serves up the bird to her crippled sister and goes out of the door. She closes the door and leans against it, listening with a mischievous look on her face. Then Blanche lifts the lid of her tray and as she screams in horror we go back to Jane who rubs her hands together and gives a demented laugh as she stomps happily into her own bedroom.

Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton

Initial sketch

Edited in CS5, at the moment I like the initial sketch better

Merle Oberon and Lawrence Olivier

Merle Oberon as the tragic Cathy and Lawrence Olivier as the brooding, vengeful Heathcliffe. This film although almost corny now remains an all time favourite of mine.

Kathryn Hepburn and Spencer Tracey

Nevermind what film these two stars are paired in their chemistry is always stella.

Lauren Baccall and Dick Bogart

Bogie and Baccall

What a combination. I love Lauren Baccall, in film in interviews, she is always interesting always in control, but most importantly honest and charming.
I Hope That I have caught their chemistry here.

Farrah Fawcett and Lee Majors

This is a lovely publicity shot of Farrah and Lee. They look so happy, but only months later they began divorce proceedings. Who says the camera never lies?

Scarlett O'Hara and Rhet Butler

Clarke Gable and Viviene Leigh in Gone With The Wind

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