I was in this movie


Way, way back, when I was in high school, my best friend heard this movie would be shooting a scene at a church in Denver, and she talked me into being an extra. We were teenagers and thought why not.
We got some authentic period costumes from a little old lady who lived in town. I remember that beautiful black dress and hat, I think they call it a flapper or cloche hat.
We drove into Denver from our homes in Broomfield and they put us in the crowd in the church. I sat somewhere in a middle pew in the middle of the church but they took my friend and put her in a wheelchair down in front. It was very exciting. We sang a lot, and listened to Faye Dunaway spouting her fire and brimstone. During lunch, everyone (there must have been 200 parishoners in that church) got a box lunch.
But in the afternoon, I saw something I'll never forget. We were all in our places waiting for Dunaway to appear. She wouldn't. We waited and waited in that hot church on that summer afternoon. I don't know what her deal was, maybe just typical diva stuff. As we got restless, Bette Davis appeared at the pulpit and sang to us all. She sang, "I've Written a Letter to Daddy," from her movie "Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte."
It was something else!! I've heard Davis can be difficult, but what she did was classy, and over and above her job description. I haven't seen the movie for at least 30 years, maybe I should track it down!

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WOW - what a memory to share. Thanks for that.

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Wonderful story. If you are still trying to track it down and don't have a VCR I just purchased it on DVD from Modcinema. Hope that helps!

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Did you try and get an autograph from Bette Davis ? By the way that song I've Written A Letter To Daddy is from WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE ?

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What a great story! Thanks. I'm probably watching your scene right now if it's the one at the beginning of the movie.

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