as i recall it, Lynn was always sucking on candies or chewing gum in the role...maybe even gnawing a drumstick on occasion?
and this was when i only knew her from the WEIGHT WATCHERS commercials- ALTHOUGH I LOVED HER IN THOSE!!!!
KEEP IN MIND, I watched it on its intial broadcast in 1991 and don't think i've seen it since, but i really liked it better than the original and that is another of the myriad reasons why I don't like the 1962 version.
another reason why I DON'T LIKE BABY JANE '62 that i may as well bring up now as any is that CRAWFORD is in fact relegated to the shadows for the second act of the picture, which Bette eats alive- she has some great scenes, but script dictates she be silent. she is- truly and honestly- as good as Bette for all her screen time, but that second act eclipse when the film focuses entirely on Bette is impossible to overcome and i totally get why she did not get an Oscar nomination- 1962 was a great year for actresses in full-on lead roles, and CRAWFORD in BABY JANE totters on the brink of being supporting.
and i don't think it had to be that way.
I think BABY JANE would be an imminently better pic-CHUH if CRAWFORD and Bette had near-equal screen time; if the focus was more evenly divided between the two.
and Crawford's diminished presence also diminishes the impact of the "twist" at the end, that all along she's been rather subtly manipulative...