Joan Crawford

GC announces Joan Crawford Lecture Series summer schedule

Garrett College recently announced the upcoming schedule for the summer Joan Crawford Lecture Series at the McHenry campus of Garrett College. Earlier this year, Garrett College was named a grant recipient of the American Rescue Plan: Humanities Grants for Libraries, an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA). Made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, grant funding is being used to sponsor the summer series.

Joan Crawford Lecture Series returns Jan. 26

McHENRY — Kevin Dodge, Garrett College’s director of the natural resources and wildlife technology program, will kick off the start of the spring Joan Crawford Lecture Series of presentations at 6 p.m. Jan. 26. Dodge’s lecture, “Mountain Peatlands: Why I Think They’re Cool and You Should Too,” will...

Jessica Lange Channels Joan Crawford at L.A.’s Stunning Philosophical Research Society on ‘Feud’

Click here to read the full article. Los Angeles has no shortage of stunning libraries. From Glendale’s strikingly Moorish Brand Library to the handsome wood-paneled Ella Strong Denison Library at Scripps College in Claremont to USC’s cathedral-like Hoose Library of Philosophy, the list seems to go on and on! But there is one gorgeous athenaeum that has somehow managed to fly largely under the radar. A true hidden gem, mention the Philosophical Research Society to most Angelinos and they likely won’t have any idea what you’re talking about. However, location managers have certainly managed to take note of the place over...

Watch with Me: Joan Crawford

She was known as one of the most glamorous Hollywood actresses in the 1930’s, made shoulder pads a women’s fashion trend and became an icon of the Hollywood’s Golden Age. In a career that spanned 45-years with lots of peaks and valleys, Joan Crawford’s began after she won a Charleston...
New York Post

How Joan Crawford became a shameless Oscars legend in bed 75 years ago

It was a performance worthy of an Academy Award. Smiling and radiant despite fighting the “flu,” Joan Crawford laid in bed — in full glam — as she accepted her 1946 Best Actress Oscar for “Mildred Pierce,” photographers popping bulbs to capture the charismatic screen queen’s triumphant comeback moment. “Whether...

In ‘Mommie Dearest,’ Faye Dunaway Channeled Joan Crawford at a Historic Bel Air Colonial That Just Hit the Market for the First Time in Decades

Production teams are notorious for employing various methods to “cheat” locations when creating their fictional onscreen worlds. The most common trickery involves meshing together several different places to portray a single locale. Such was the case with the mansion where screen legend Joan Crawford (Faye Dunaway) lived and terrorized her adopted daughter Christina (played by both Mara Hobel and Diana Scarwid) in the 1981 camp classic “Mommie Dearest,” which was based upon Christina’s infamous 1978 memoir of the same name. And now one of those properties has hit the market!