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By J. Wynn Rousuck | January 4, 1996
"The Two Janes" is the 14Karat Cabaret's answer to the cinematic question: "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?" Deconstructed, or as producer, director and adapter Laure Drogoul puts it, "deranged and decomposed," the show stars two male performers in drag -- Madenney-SSSHHHMadenney as Baby Jane Hudson and Joe Meduza as her sister Blanche."The Two Janes" opens tomorrow at the Theatre Project, 45 W. Preston St. Show times are 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 5 p.m. Sundays, through Jan. 14. Tickets are $10. Call (410)
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | June 8, 2006
The Bette Davis Collection, Vol. 2 [Warner] $60 This set includes three new to video - Marked Woman (1937), The Man Who Came to Dinner (1941) and Old Acquaintance (1943) and spiffed-up versions of previously released Jezebel (1938) and What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962). Rounding out the disc is the documentary Stardust: The Bette Davis Story. Marked Woman is a hard-hitting melodrama loosely based on the life of gangster Lucky Luciano, who was imprisoned after prostitutes who worked in one of his brothels informed on him. Humphrey Bogart also stars.
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By Michael Hill | February 14, 1991
THE NEW version of "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?" is like a fireplace that's perfectly set up with well-cured logs, plenty of kindling and all the crumpled newspaper you need. You keep waiting for the match that will set the whole thing ablaze. But it never seems to appears.Yet even as a still-life, this ABC remake of the 1962 film is so appealing that it rises above the average television movie. It will be on Channel 13 (WJZ) at 9 on Sunday night.Widely touted as the first professional collaboration between the sisters Redgrave, Lynn and Vanessa, it really is an image-shattering showcase for Lynn, with Vanessa providing excellent support.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN FILM CRITIC | March 2, 2001
You won't catch any of the current nominees, but dozens of past Academy Award winners will be spotlighted on TCM this month, as the cable channel stages its annual celebration of all things Oscar. The festival, called "31 Days of Oscar," runs the entire month, filling TCM's schedule with Oscar-winning and Oscar-nominated movies. And while it includes all the big winners - "Gone With the Wind," "Casablanca" and "Ben-Hur" - the real fun comes from ferreting out lesser-known gems, films that rarely turn up on must-see lists and aren't shown nearly as frequently as the big guns.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,SUN THEATER CRITIC | January 11, 1996
The 1962 movie "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?" has a surprise ending. But that's the least of the surprises in the 14Karat Cabaret's drag adaptation, "The Two Janes," at the Theatre Project.The Joan Crawford-Bette Davis movie was considered a travesty by some critics three decades ago. Now it's become something of a cult classic. 14Karat Cabaret founder Laure Drogoul -- who adapted, directed and designed this production -- has capitalized on both aspects of the movie's reputation.She has created a travesty of the travesty, which, since that appears to be her intent, would have to be considered a form of praise.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun Television Critic | February 15, 1991
Here's an inside tip: This year's Emmy for best dramatic actress in a made-for-TV movie will go to Lynn Redgrave for her performance in ABC's remake of "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?" at 9 p.m. Sunday on WJZ-TV (Channel 13).The story of two sisters, who live together very unhappily ever after their screen careers are over, was first done in 1962 as a feature film.The original had Bette Davis playing the role of thetormenting sister, Baby Jane Hudson, with Joan Crawford as the older, wheelchair-bound Blanche.
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By Howard Libit and Sherrie Ruhl and Howard Libit and Sherrie Ruhl,Sun Staff Writers | July 29, 1994
Baby Jane Doe may be unknown but she is no longer unwanted.The baby, who was abandoned in Southwest Baltimore just minutes after birth early yesterday, now sports a tiny white bow in her wispy black hair. Nurses at the University of Maryland Medical Center made it for her, using the ties of medical masks.A radiant warmer helps keep her body temperature steady as she stays in the neonatal intensive care unit. And doctors say that so far she seems like most other 6-pound, 6-ounce newborns.But of course she's not. The baby was found on a metal doorstep in front of a gray Pigtown rowhouse in the 1900 block of Wilhelm St. about 4:15 a.m. -- no more than 10 minutes after she was born, police said.
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By Michael Hill | February 14, 1991
"I think you're really going to be blown away by the whole project," John Glover said of his latest film, "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?" "But you're really going to get your socks knocked off by Lynn."This re-make of the 1962 Bette Davis-Joan Crawford film is the first professional collaboration between Lynn Redgrave and her sister, Vanessa. They play two sisters, Jane and Blanche Hudson, faded movie stars dancing a macabre Hollywood waltz."She was really into this role," Glover, a Salisbury native and Towson State University graduate, said over the phone from Los Angeles, noting that the woman best known these days for her Weight Watchers commercials wore padding to give former child star Jane an over-the-hill frumpy look.
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By Howard Libit and Howard Libit,Sun Staff Writer | August 4, 1994
Baby Jane Doe is only 7 days old, and she already has two new names and a new home.The baby, who was abandoned on a Southwest Baltimore doorstep just minutes after being born, was renamed Dominique yesterday by workers of the city Department of Social Services after she was released from the hospital and transferred to foster care.But to some Pigtown residents who found the newborn in a plastic bag at 4:15 a.m. last Thursday, Baby Jane Doe's name is "Lucky Wilhelm."Dominique "is a beautiful name.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | June 8, 2006
The Bette Davis Collection, Vol. 2 [Warner] $60 This set includes three new to video - Marked Woman (1937), The Man Who Came to Dinner (1941) and Old Acquaintance (1943) and spiffed-up versions of previously released Jezebel (1938) and What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962). Rounding out the disc is the documentary Stardust: The Bette Davis Story. Marked Woman is a hard-hitting melodrama loosely based on the life of gangster Lucky Luciano, who was imprisoned after prostitutes who worked in one of his brothels informed on him. Humphrey Bogart also stars.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,SUN THEATER CRITIC | January 11, 1996
The 1962 movie "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?" has a surprise ending. But that's the least of the surprises in the 14Karat Cabaret's drag adaptation, "The Two Janes," at the Theatre Project.The Joan Crawford-Bette Davis movie was considered a travesty by some critics three decades ago. Now it's become something of a cult classic. 14Karat Cabaret founder Laure Drogoul -- who adapted, directed and designed this production -- has capitalized on both aspects of the movie's reputation.She has created a travesty of the travesty, which, since that appears to be her intent, would have to be considered a form of praise.
ENTERTAINMENT
By J. Wynn Rousuck | January 4, 1996
"The Two Janes" is the 14Karat Cabaret's answer to the cinematic question: "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?" Deconstructed, or as producer, director and adapter Laure Drogoul puts it, "deranged and decomposed," the show stars two male performers in drag -- Madenney-SSSHHHMadenney as Baby Jane Hudson and Joe Meduza as her sister Blanche."The Two Janes" opens tomorrow at the Theatre Project, 45 W. Preston St. Show times are 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 5 p.m. Sundays, through Jan. 14. Tickets are $10. Call (410)
NEWS
By Howard Libit and Howard Libit,Sun Staff Writer | August 4, 1994
Baby Jane Doe is only 7 days old, and she already has two new names and a new home.The baby, who was abandoned on a Southwest Baltimore doorstep just minutes after being born, was renamed Dominique yesterday by workers of the city Department of Social Services after she was released from the hospital and transferred to foster care.But to some Pigtown residents who found the newborn in a plastic bag at 4:15 a.m. last Thursday, Baby Jane Doe's name is "Lucky Wilhelm."Dominique "is a beautiful name.
NEWS
By Howard Libit and Sherrie Ruhl and Howard Libit and Sherrie Ruhl,Sun Staff Writers | July 29, 1994
Baby Jane Doe may be unknown but she is no longer unwanted.The baby, who was abandoned in Southwest Baltimore just minutes after birth early yesterday, now sports a tiny white bow in her wispy black hair. Nurses at the University of Maryland Medical Center made it for her, using the ties of medical masks.A radiant warmer helps keep her body temperature steady as she stays in the neonatal intensive care unit. And doctors say that so far she seems like most other 6-pound, 6-ounce newborns.But of course she's not. The baby was found on a metal doorstep in front of a gray Pigtown rowhouse in the 1900 block of Wilhelm St. about 4:15 a.m. -- no more than 10 minutes after she was born, police said.
FEATURES
By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun Television Critic | February 15, 1991
Here's an inside tip: This year's Emmy for best dramatic actress in a made-for-TV movie will go to Lynn Redgrave for her performance in ABC's remake of "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?" at 9 p.m. Sunday on WJZ-TV (Channel 13).The story of two sisters, who live together very unhappily ever after their screen careers are over, was first done in 1962 as a feature film.The original had Bette Davis playing the role of thetormenting sister, Baby Jane Hudson, with Joan Crawford as the older, wheelchair-bound Blanche.
FEATURES
By Michael Hill | February 14, 1991
"I think you're really going to be blown away by the whole project," John Glover said of his latest film, "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?" "But you're really going to get your socks knocked off by Lynn."This re-make of the 1962 Bette Davis-Joan Crawford film is the first professional collaboration between Lynn Redgrave and her sister, Vanessa. They play two sisters, Jane and Blanche Hudson, faded movie stars dancing a macabre Hollywood waltz."She was really into this role," Glover, a Salisbury native and Towson State University graduate, said over the phone from Los Angeles, noting that the woman best known these days for her Weight Watchers commercials wore padding to give former child star Jane an over-the-hill frumpy look.
FEATURES
By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN FILM CRITIC | March 2, 2001
You won't catch any of the current nominees, but dozens of past Academy Award winners will be spotlighted on TCM this month, as the cable channel stages its annual celebration of all things Oscar. The festival, called "31 Days of Oscar," runs the entire month, filling TCM's schedule with Oscar-winning and Oscar-nominated movies. And while it includes all the big winners - "Gone With the Wind," "Casablanca" and "Ben-Hur" - the real fun comes from ferreting out lesser-known gems, films that rarely turn up on must-see lists and aren't shown nearly as frequently as the big guns.
NEWS
By Arthur Caplan | February 13, 1991
I GOT A call recently from Dave Andrusko, editor of National Right to Life News and, at times, an intellectual sparring partner of mine on bioethical issues. He told me about a newspaper story about a little girl who once was at the heart of a landmark bioethics controversy -- Baby Jane Doe.Andrusko believed time had proven him right and me wrong about Baby Doe. I ArthurCaplandon't agree, but maybe you do.The news story describes a visit with Baby Jane Doe, whose real name is Keri Lynn. Despite serious mental and physical impairments, she is doing well.
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By Michael Hill | February 14, 1991
THE NEW version of "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?" is like a fireplace that's perfectly set up with well-cured logs, plenty of kindling and all the crumpled newspaper you need. You keep waiting for the match that will set the whole thing ablaze. But it never seems to appears.Yet even as a still-life, this ABC remake of the 1962 film is so appealing that it rises above the average television movie. It will be on Channel 13 (WJZ) at 9 on Sunday night.Widely touted as the first professional collaboration between the sisters Redgrave, Lynn and Vanessa, it really is an image-shattering showcase for Lynn, with Vanessa providing excellent support.
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