Saturday, May 10, 2014


On this day in movie history we lost one of the greatest film actresses the cinema has ever known. The great Joan Crawford died on this day - May 10, 1977 at the age of 71. Her reputation has been tarnished in recent years, but her talent on film has remained the same...


  1. I love Joan! I've never read that book and don't intend to, as I don't like "bashing" or negativity. My adage is, "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all." So, I will never know the full extent of what is said about her. My opinion of her will come from what I see on-screen---and she was amazing!

  2. Not sure I would still say Joan's reputation is been tarnished all that much - her daughter's book came out only 1 yr after Joan passed. That was 35 yrs ago - we have crops of new generations since then who will never hear of the book and won't see the crappie movie based on it either. Personally, I think Joan's work is stood the test of all the bashing about her. Plus, with the huge upswing of 'peeping Tom' reporting like there is today, I think even a larger % of people look at a lot of the tales with more than a 'grain of salt.' It's not quite the same (in most cases) as it was when Hedda Hopper could send out a blast and all but end any career. It's as it should be now so many decades have passed - it's Joan's work which she is remembered for.