"She remains an electric presence even in some very unsatisfactory movies. Everything about her shone -- her hair, her lips, her handsome hands, her graceful strong body and legs,
her elegant feet. Everything looked as though it had sprung from nowhere, shining. Perhaps we know too much nowadays about what it takes to make a star and what a price
is paid. All I know is that Joan Crawford shone.
That's why they called her a star." -- Anna Raeburn, Legends
Anna Raeburn's words are so
appropriate, they bear repeating. Please check out my original
Photo Gallery for the first batch of fifty (50) photos of this glamorous
star who came from humble beginnings with the deck stacked heavily against her, yet managed to become one of Hollywood’s
legendary leading ladies, as ever-changing and multi-dimensional as a kaleidoscope long before Madonna mastered the art of
reinvention, strong and gutsy while every nail, ankle-strapped heel, broad a, and long eyelash remained in place. One of the few who survived the silents, Joan Crawford was also a forerunner
in product placement. Finding the Pepsi in her later films becomes its own “Where’s
Waldo?” game. (But the lady endorsed Coca Cola – gasp! – before
Al Steele had her hawking his products to the “Pepsi generation.” Scroll
down and you’ll see the photos to prove it. In “Our Blushing Brides”
when our gal has a headache, she’s offered a Coke!) Fifty (50)
– count ‘em – fifty photos of my favorite female star are found below.
Add that to the first round (yeah, I trust you can count) and you have a hundred.
And we’re only touching the tip of the iceburg. Enjoy! - D. Nowak