WEIRDLAND: Happy Anniversary, Joan Crawford!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Happy Anniversary, Joan Crawford!

"There will never be a bigger movie star than Joan Crawford. And, in our business, that is probably the largest legacy one can leave." — Jack Valenti, President of the Motion Picture Association of America

Someone once asked producer Jack Warner to define the word “star.” He replied: “I can give it to you in just two words—Joan Crawford.” — Rona Barrett, 1977

"She came up the hard way and she’s proud of it. If she could go back and change every circumstance that made her the Joan Crawford of today, you can be sure that there is one thing Joan wouldn’t change: She’d still want to be born out of the Babylon of the earth, she’d still want to be born south of the tracks. She’s grateful for that kind of a beginning because everything she owns today she earned. Hollywood never gave her anything. She gave Hollywood something…" — Robert White, Los Angeles Times, 1939

Joan Crawford's Oscar-winning performance for "Mildred Pierce" (1945) directed by Michael Curtiz

"Joan Crawford is Hollywood." — Barbara Ribakove, Photoplay, 1975

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