The Life of Joan Crawford

Large Print - 2010
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Crawford was one of the most incandescent film stars of all time, yet she was also one of the most misunderstood. Spoto goes beyond the popular caricature to give us a three-dimensional portrait of a very human woman, her dazzling career, and her extraordinarily dramatic life and times.
Publisher: New York : HarperLuxe, c2010
Edition: 1st HarperLuxe ed., large print ed
ISBN: 9780062002211
Branch Call Number: LP 791.43028 CRA NVD
Characteristics: xxi, 519 p. (large print), [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: Life of Joan Crawford


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Jun 29, 2017

A past commenter called this book boring! Well, I beg to differ! It truly shows Joan Crawford for the flawed human being she was, and seeks to inform rather than entertain, which is what I think the previous patron found boring about it!

Apr 03, 2017

Renewed interest in the lives of these silver screen stars due to the new series "Feud".
Great acting by Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange.

Nov 08, 2015

Unfortunately a very disappointing and boring book:(

ChristchurchLib Jun 16, 2014

"In this "balanced and readable account" (Library Journal) of a sometimes maligned film star, celebrity biographer Donald Spoto explores the life of Joan Crawford. Drawing on her personal papers, as well as previous biographical works, Spoto endeavors to rehabilitate her reputation (damaged by her daughter Christina Crawford's exposé in Mommie Dearest) and highlight her professional and business achievements. From her impoverished childhood to a dancing career on Broadway to Hollywood, Crawford worked incredibly hard -- but also made a name for herself as a self-absorbed diva. Bringing together different views of Crawford, Possessed delivers a thoroughly researched appraisal of her life and career, including her relationships with other film stars." Biography and Memoir June 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/e76de127-9f54-4458-8077-5d8066564263?postId=54838571-24e0-4163-a99d-324dcb72dea9

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