Aug 18, 2022 - Sale 2613

Sale 2613 - Lot 262

Price Realized: $ 500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900

JOE EULA (1925-2004)

Bette Davis and Joan Crawford.
Rough sketch of the actresses from their famous 1962 horror film "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?" Graphite on paper. 345x260 mm; 13 5/8x10 1/4 inches, sheet. Signed and captioned in lower margin "Davis - Crawford - Baby Jane H'wood / Eula." Circa 1962.

The psychological thriller about a parapalegic former movie star (Crawford) who is tormented by her ageing child star sister (Davis), was directed and produced by Robert Aldrich. The stars' real-life rivalry added to its palpable drama. It became a cult classic and revitalized the careers of the two Hollywood legendary actresses. In 2021, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.

Provenance: The Estate of Joe Eula.