Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Happy Birthday to Joan Crawford

It was the great Joan Crawford's birthday yesterday. Born Lucille Fay LeSueur she worked her way up to become one of Hollywood's greatest goddesses. She's right at the top of my list.

I love how different Joan is from her early dancing days where she's all pretty and big eyed. She became the sensational typist in Grand Hotel, the bitchy 'other woman' in The Women, the FABULOUS Mildred Pierce and my absolute favorite as Blanche opposite her arch rival Bette Davis in Baby Jane.
Joan Crawford was powerful on screen and always came across so strongly with her head held very high. Her style was impeccable, dressed by Adrian and photographed by the great George Hurrell.
Such a style muse.