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Joan Crawford was one of the most beautiful, most talented women in motion pictures; a fine dramatic actress, delivering many gutsy, electrifying and moving performances. Joan lived, breathed and walked in the shoes of every character she played.

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Comment by kareng on March 22, 2017 at 9:50pm

Yes, I am.  I think we're a week behind the US, so have seen the first two episodes so far.  Its better than I thought it would be (thank goodness).  At first I kinda had to get used to Lange as Joan and Sarandon as Davis, because I had been thinking they were going to play it the other way around.  Sarandon is great.  Has really got Bette down.  and so is Lange for that matter.  I'm liking that I'm learning things related to how the movie was made, and got made, i.e. that Joan was the instigator of the project, the driving force to get it started, and it was interesting to learn that Davis herself came up with the look for her character.  The friendship /affair between her and the director is interesting too as had no idea about that. Joan's manipulation of Louella (or was that Hedda) is interesting too.  Kathy Bates is good as Blondell.  What are your thoughts on it?  Enjoying it?

Comment by Debbie Moore on March 20, 2017 at 6:40pm
Hello, fellow Joan fans! I'm wondering if any of you are watching Jessica Lange as Joan and Susan Sarandon as Bette in "Feud: Bette and Joan." If you are, what do you think?
Comment by diane on September 17, 2013 at 8:50pm

She was so extraordinary. I had read that she mostly

tried to reply to her fan's letters - what other star

would treat their fans in such a respectful way.

Comment by Rod Labbe on April 23, 2013 at 5:32pm

The very first autographed photo I ever received was from Joan Crawford, in November of 1968. It's an 8 x 10, and I still have it--along with the letter she sent!

Comment by Rod Labbe on April 23, 2013 at 5:31pm

Diane, that Night Gallery wasn't Joan's last performance. I do believe she acted in an episode of The Virginian around that time, and a year or so later, she did a guest-shot on "The Sixth Sense." That was her last performance.

 

I love her in "Eyes," the Stephen Speilberg-directed chapter of Night Gallery. He really knew how to treat her, and I think it's her best latter-day role. Good to see her with familiar co-star, Barry Sullivan, too.

Comment by diane on February 7, 2013 at 11:46pm

There is a stunning episode of "Night Gallery". It

may have been her last performance, she plays

a blind society woman who will stop at literally

nothing to find eyes to see with. Sounds like

the old Joan doing her stuff!!

Comment by diane on February 7, 2013 at 11:44pm

I am suprised I'm not a member!! I just love Joan,

definately flapper Joan and shopgirl Joan - but also

the 40s, 50s and 60s Joan as well. She was a

survivor and I admire her for the fact that in the

60s she did not turn her nose up at any role

because she wanted to work. Joan I salute you!!

Comment by kareng on March 9, 2012 at 11:52pm

Watched Joan Crawford in The Boob (1926) yesterday.  This was showing on TCM.  I read somewhere that it wasn't a favourite movie of hers.  Her role wasn't huge, but it was pivotal to the story.  I also read that this wasn't the best movie, but I really enjoyed it!  The effects were great, the humour was great.  Perhaps for the fact that a silent is shown only once in a blue moon here, any silent is better than none.  The outfits Joan wore were lovely.  And when she kissed the hero at the end, I think that was the best part in the movie.  She had great presence.

I also watched Possessed last night, a movie I bought from amazon, Joan and Clark.  Really enjoyed this movie.  I believe its the 3rd movie collaboration of Joan and Clark.  

I think I'll have to buy Chained next.

Comment by mymn on May 10, 2011 at 6:41pm

Thank you TheProfaneAngel for posting that article! I really enjoyed reading it. :)

I watched the new Mildred Pierce a few weeks ago. I would say it was so-so.

Comment by billieforever on March 26, 2011 at 3:09pm
Hey! It was her birthday this week.  I put a video on facebook but I forgot this site. Happy Birthday Billie!
 

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