Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Old Hollywood: A Portrait of Joan Crawford
Joan Crawford hit every high and low that a Hollywood actress could achieve. She was a rising starlet one moment and then box office poison then next. She was the young bride of Douglas Fairbanks, Jr, who was the son of the Douglas Fairbanks (swashbuckler extraordinaire) one moment and a mother of four adopted children the next. She was known as a dedicated mother and then later as Mommie Dearest thanks to her daughter Christina's portrayal of her mother in her book by the same name. She was a lover of Clark Gable and a slew of others and a devoted friend to many more, There is no doubt volumes on this woman's life could be written.
But in 1930, her first husband, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. wrote to Vanity Fair about his then beloved bride that was both heartfelt and extremely forth coming. It was written very early on in their union and most likely they were both still mad for each other. Sadly their marriage ended as most Hollywood ones do because of infidelity.
I found his written sentiments online but the photos are really grainy so please click HERE to read his thoughts and views on this Hollywood icon. It's fantastic to read!