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OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Actress shines in world premiere Bette Davis play

OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Actress shines in world premiere Bette Davis play

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 23, 2014 12:00 am
Actresses Polly Bergen, right, with Joan Crawford, center and Constance Ford in 1962

Actresses Polly Bergen, right, with Joan Crawford, center and Constance Ford in 1962

Actress Joan Crawford, center, gives a party on the film set of "The Caretakers" for the crew and cast on her final day of shooting July 16, 1962. From left are actress Constance Ford with Crawford and co-star Polly Bergen.

September 22, 2014 12:00 am
Bette Davis, Jack Warner, Joan Crawford and Bob Aldrich Press Conference July 18, 1962

Bette Davis, Jack Warner, Joan Crawford and Bob Aldrich Press Conference July 18, 1962

Bette Davis, Jack Warner, Joan Crawford and Robert Aldrich pose for reporters and photographers in "the trophy room" on the Warner Bros. Studios lot in Los Angeles on July 18, 1962, just days before the start of filming for "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?"

September 12, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: World premiere Bette Davis play opens tonight in MC

OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: World premiere Bette Davis play opens tonight in MC

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 12, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Final week for Cerda's fun stage broads behind bars, with special guest

OFFBEAT: Final week for Cerda's fun stage broads behind bars, with special guest

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 05, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Charity event Wednesday at Lighthouse connects autism with art

OFFBEAT: Charity event Wednesday at Lighthouse connects autism with art

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

June 16, 2014 12:00 am
David Cerda as Joan Crawford in Hell in a Handbag's "Christmas Dearest"

David Cerda as Joan Crawford in Hell in a Handbag's "Christmas Dearest"

David Cerda is centerstage as Joan Crawford in Hell in a Handbag's "Christmas Dearest" playing in Chicago until Jan. 5.

December 27, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Hammond grad Cerda in perfect spotlight for 'Christmas Dearest'

OFFBEAT: Hammond grad Cerda in perfect spotlight for 'Christmas Dearest'

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

December 27, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Betsy Palmer celebrating birthday and move from NYC

OFFBEAT: Betsy Palmer celebrating birthday and move from NYC

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

October 27, 2013 12:00 am
Betsy Palmer and Joan Crawford in the 1955 Film "Queen Bee"

Betsy Palmer and Joan Crawford in the 1955 Film "Queen Bee"

Betsy Palmer and Joan Crawford in "Queen Bee"

October 27, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Art charity event Thursday at Lighthouse proof autism not a secret

OFFBEAT: Art charity event Thursday at Lighthouse proof autism not a secret

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

June 26, 2013 12:00 am
Authoress Jacqueline Susann (left) with Columbia Pictures Film Producer Leo Jaffe and Actress Joan Crawford 1971

Authoress Jacqueline Susann (left) with Columbia Pictures Film Producer Leo Jaffe and Actress Joan Crawford 1971

Authoress Jacqueline Susann, left, with famous friends Columbia Pictures film producer Leo Jaffe and actress Joan Crawford in 1971 at a lawn party in New York.

June 26, 2013 12:00 am
Hell in a Handbag 2013 Trio of Campy Stage Productions Announced

Hell in a Handbag 2013 Trio of Campy Stage Productions Announced

Actor Ed Jones (left) channeling tragic Lana Turner, along with a returning tribute parody to Tippi Hedren and Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" and a holiday comedy salute to David Cerda and favorite alter-ego Joan Crawford are all in store for audiences in 2013 for the season of theater offer…

March 02, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Hell in a Handbag bringing mix and new and old Camp for 2013 stage run

OFFBEAT: Hell in a Handbag bringing mix and new and old Camp for 2013 stage run

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 02, 2013 12:00 am
FROM the FARM: Readers and donations make Hedda event great

FROM the FARM: Readers and donations make Hedda event great

Phil Potempa's weekly farm column recipe.

February 13, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Actor Robert Mitchum's egg nog recipe? Yep, it's available...

OFFBEAT: Actor Robert Mitchum's egg nog recipe? Yep, it's available...

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

December 23, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Emerald City Theatre's 'Cinderella' a new magical stage classic

OFFBEAT: Emerald City Theatre's 'Cinderella' a new magical stage classic

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

November 27, 2012 12:00 am
Joan Crawford's Gold and Gem Pepsi-Cola Bottle Brooch

Joan Crawford's Gold and Gem Pepsi-Cola Bottle Brooch

Featuring a real ruby "bottle cap" and encrusted with diamonds and emeralds, this 14k gold "Pepsi-Cola Bottle" brooch belonged to the late Joan Crawford and was sold at auction on Dec. 7 for $5,000.

December 21, 2011 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Joan Crawford auction in New York nets more than $135,000

OFFBEAT: Joan Crawford auction in New York nets more than $135,000

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

December 21, 2011 12:00 am Photos

Photos

FROM THE FARM: Happy 'special' birthday Mom and Aunt Patty!

FROM THE FARM: Happy 'special' birthday Mom and Aunt Patty!

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

August 17, 2011 12:00 am
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