Dedications: My four late friends Rory, Stan, Bryan, Jeff - shine on you crazy diamonds, they would have blogged too. Then theres Garry from Brisbane, Franco in Milan, Mike now in S.F. / my '60s-'80s gang: Ned & Joseph in Ireland; in England: Frank, Des, Guy, Clive, Joe & Joe, Ian, Ivan, Nick, David, Les, Stewart, the 3 Michaels / Catriona, Sally, Monica, Jean, Ella, Anne, Candie / and now: Daryl in N.Y., Jerry, John, Colin, Martin and Donal.

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Joan Crawford megamix

We first came across this some years ago, its such fun it deserves another look. Go, Joan
Just to add that I don't consider Joan a figure of fun. I love her 40s dramas like Cukor's A WOMAN'S FACE or the grim camp of HUMORESQUE, and MILDRED PIERCE is quintessential forties. Her fifties movies are a whole lot of fun: HARRIET CRAIG, the delirious TORCH SONG, the marvellously baroque JOHNNY GUITAR the first movie I ever saw aged 8 (what a vivid introduction to cinema!) and those camp treats QUEEN BEE, FEMALE ON THE BEACH, AUTUMN LEAVES right up to her cameo in THE BEST OF EVERYTHING in 1959. The quality dropped in the 1960s but I deft anyone not to enjoy STRAITJACKET or BERSERK! and there's always her Crystal Allen in THE WOMEN. See Joan label for more ....

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