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Interviewer: I would be remiss if I did not ask you about doing something that I know Bette Davis would have love to have done which was really smack Joan Crawford. Did you guys have a conversation before or after about that?
Ann Blyth: (laughs) No, no…[those scenes] were real, very real. I think you can really sense when you see some of those scenes to this day that it stung and you can see it in my face and certainly when I slap her, that both of us were just shaking. Me with hate and she pretty much on the same level with, “Get out! Get out!”