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Joan Crawford
It appears that she does not have a thread, so here is one for her.
I saw a documentary on her the other day and just thought she was so beautiful, and she seemed to have had such an interesting life.
Though, I have not seen any of her films, only clips.
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Joan Crawford (March 23, 1905 – May 10, 1977) was an acclaimed Academy Award winning American actress.
Starting as a dancer, she was signed to a motion picture contract by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios in the mid-1920s and played in small parts. By the end of the '20s, as her popularity grew, she became famous as a youthful flapper. At the beginning of the 1930s, her fame rivaled that of fellow MGM colleagues Norma Shearer and Greta Garbo. She was often cast in movies in which she played hardworking young women who eventually found romance and success. These "rags to riches" stories were well-received by Depression era audiences; women, particularly, seemed to identify with her struggles. By the end of the decade she remained one of Hollywood's most prominent movie stars, and one of the highest paid women in the U.S.
Moving to Warner Bros. in 1943, Crawford won an Academy Award for her performance in Mildred Pierce, and achieved some of the best reviews of her career in the following years. In 1955, she became involved with PepsiCo, the company run by her last husband. She was elected to fill his vacancy on the board of directors after his death in 1959, but was forcibly retired in 1973. She continued acting regularly into the 1960s, when her performances became fewer, and retired from the screen in 1970. By the mid-1970s, she became a recluse due to illness.

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Pictured circa 1945


and as a young lady:

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early joan- (1925ish)- her look was not as harsh as in later years

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final years of life- scary!!

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these two portraits for the fashion alone...


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Thanks boho_babe for starting this thread!!! I kept posting photos of Crawford in the '1930's Actresses' thread, but eventually stopped, thinking that I should start a thread of her own. Long story short, I have a lot of photos stored up!

First up is Crawford pictured with Ramon Novarro for 1928's Across to Singapore....

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Crawford was a favorite subject for photographer George Hurrell...

These are all from 1930 and all by Hurrell.

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Crawford shot by Hurrell in 1931.

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**If you haven't already checked out joancrawfordbest.com you should, ASAP!**

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More of Crawford in 1931....(misc. photographers)...the man she is pictured with is her husband (at the time) Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.

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A few more I forgot to post...

The one with her husband is from 1931...and the shadowy one in front of the amazing vanity was shot by Hurrell in 1930.

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All of these were shot by Hurrell in 1932....

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