Joan Crawford: Not the Girl Next Door by Charlotte Chandler

Joan Crawford: Not the Girl Next Door by Charlotte Chandler

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Charlotte Chandler reveals what the real Joan Crawford was like under the glamour and intrigue

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As Charlotte Chandler did so well in her previous biographies, she will again draw on the recorded words of Joan Crawford and those who knew her well to paint a rich portrait of the woman and the star. Joan Crawford was born Lucille LeSueur in Texas in 1905 (although she maintained it was in 1908). She became a chorus girl in silent films before finding her voice in Possessed (1931) with Clark Gable. Their affair would continue, on and off screen, for many years. Throughout the thirties, Joan continued to earn critical acclaim for her forte of playing career women who never gave up. Her Oscar-winning film Mildred Pierce in 1945 began the long-running feud between Joan and Bette Davis, which reached its height with Whatever Happened to Baby Jane in 1962. Joan was married four times including once to Douglas Fairbanks Jr, who spoke extensively to Charlotte Chandler for this book. Following her death, Joan's decision to cut her eldest children out of her will prompted her daughter Christina to write the damning book MOMMIE DEAREST and changed Joan's image forever. Charlotte Chandler spent many hours recording interviews with Joan and also those closest to her.What emerges is a subtle portrait of a complex women and gives us a new insight into the legendary actress.

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SKU GOR003629168
Title Joan Crawford: Not the Girl Next Door
Author By (author) Charlotte Chandler
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
Year Published 2008
Number of Pages 336
ISBN 10 1847372082
ISBN 13 9781847372086
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Description

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As Charlotte Chandler did so well in her previous biographies, she will again draw on the recorded words of Joan Crawford and those who knew her well to paint a rich portrait of the woman and the star. Joan Crawford was born Lucille LeSueur in Texas in 1905 (although she maintained it was in 1908). She became a chorus girl in silent films before finding her voice in Possessed (1931) with Clark Gable. Their affair would continue, on and off screen, for many years. Throughout the thirties, Joan continued to earn critical acclaim for her forte of playing career women who never gave up. Her Oscar-winning film Mildred Pierce in 1945 began the long-running feud between Joan and Bette Davis, which reached its height with Whatever Happened to Baby Jane in 1962. Joan was married four times including once to Douglas Fairbanks Jr, who spoke extensively to Charlotte Chandler for this book. Following her death, Joan's decision to cut her eldest children out of her will prompted her daughter Christina to write the damning book MOMMIE DEAREST and changed Joan's image forever. Charlotte Chandler spent many hours recording interviews with Joan and also those closest to her.What emerges is a subtle portrait of a complex women and gives us a new insight into the legendary actress.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR003629168
Title Joan Crawford: Not the Girl Next Door
Author By (author) Charlotte Chandler
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
Year Published 2008
Number of Pages 336
ISBN 10 1847372082
ISBN 13 9781847372086
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.