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Feud E01 (Pilot)

There are several perfumes in the bedroom Bette Davis and Gary Merrill (Mark Valley) share: one – his – is St. Johns Bay Rum after-shave lotion.

On her dresser there are some bottles and two Oscar statuettes [1]. The tall ribbed bottle is Lanvin Eau de Lanvin Arpège 85°. This is a very accurate choice: I don’t know if Bette Davis wore Arpege in real life, but one of the most important roles she played in – Margo Channing in All About Eve (1950) by  Joseph L. Mankiewicz – had two boule bottles of this perfume on her dresser.

[1] Davis won an Oscar in 1935 for her role in Dangerous (1935) by Alfred E. Green and one for Jezebel (1938) by William Wyler.