Posts tagged with "joan crawford"

Kick Ass Ladies in Film – Lucille Fay LeSueur as Joan Crawford

Posted by Brandy Dean July 15, 2013 0 Comment 2543 views

That’s right – I’m talking about the ultimate in female bad assery – Joan Crawford as… herself. From her humble beginnings as a contract hoofer to her final starring role as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Pepsi Cola Co., Crawford kicked and clawed her way to the top and stayed there, by God. […]

Book Review: Joan Crawford: A Biography

Posted by Laura Grande July 12, 2013 1 Comment 2990 views

Much like the character of Joan Crawford that she created as her glamorous Hollywood alter ego, Lucille LaSueur was an enigma. Early on in her film career, when MGM producers shuddered at the thought of audiences struggling to pronounce their new stars’ French name, LaSueur became Joan Crawford. But whether people knew her from her […]

Top 5 Joan Crawford Movies

Posted by Brandy Dean March 15, 2013 11 Comments 6875 views

The fabulous Joan Crawford had a long career. From her first silent production as a humble double for Norma Shearer in Lady of the Night to her final (and dismal) feature Trog, if nothing else Crawford always worked. There’s a lot of other stuff that swirls around the mythos of Joan Crawford. Maybe she was […]

10 Things About What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

Posted by Brandy Dean February 6, 2013 2 Comments 10276 views

What happens when two Hollywood divas age out of the star system and find themselves isolated in a decaying mansion with no support and no attention? What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? is what happens. But am I talking about the fictional characters of Blanche and Baby Jane, or am I talking about the actresses […]

Film Friday Weekly Roundup – The Bat Free Edition

Posted by Brandy Dean July 20, 2012 0 Comment 650 views

Look, I have an abiding love for the Batman. Really I do. I love all of his comic book iterations, his slightly suspect relationship with Robin, and – c’mon – the B-Man has the most amazing rogues gallery of villains. I even loved the idea of a Christopher Nolan directed Christian Bale Batman. I loved […]

Film Friday Weekly Roundup: The Alfred Hitchcock Edition

Posted by Brandy Dean July 13, 2012 0 Comment 506 views

I’m going to let you in on a little secret my fellow film fans – I’m not actually here. That’s right… Pretty Clever Film Gal is currently deep in the wilds of Canada, desperately trying to juice up her iPad with solar charger, just so she can get a movie fix. But thanks to the […]

Film Friday Weekly Roundup

Posted by Brandy Dean June 1, 2012 2 Comments 631 views

Just when you think summer is here to stay the weather devolves into a rainy, chilly mess. Fortunately, Pretty Clever Film Gal has been on a bit of an order/recording bender lately, so she’s got no end of indoor pursuits to keep her amused. Hopefully it’s sunny and warm where you are, but if not […]

Coming Up on TCM’s Silent Sunday Nights in June

Posted by Brandy Dean May 31, 2012 1 Comment 834 views

The lineup for TCM’s Silent Sunday Nights in June is looking pretty damn fine. Clear some space on those TIVOs for these four great silent films, unless you actually stay up to 2 a.m. In that case, get the coffee maker primed. No matter how you consume these movies, be there or be square. The […]

Film Friday | Weekly Roundup

Posted by Brandy Dean April 6, 2012 3 Comments 660 views

So seriously, I made a little online tour of the rep cinema’s last night to see what’s on offer this weekend, and felt very disappointed that I can’t go out to a silent film screening this week. The Toronto Silent Film Festival spoiled me! It might just be me and the dvds this weekend, folks. […]

TSFF Review: Our Dancing Daughters (1928)

Posted by Brandy Dean April 1, 2012 0 Comment 2416 views

For me, there are two alternating pleasures in watching silent movies. The first is the opportunity to watch a fledgling medium, one that is still so much with us today, being born. Silent movies showcase the intuitive genius of a lot of early filmmakers who seemed to just know what to do with these moving […]

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