The Life of Joan Crawford. USA 2010, 336 pp. with numerous b/w photographs, brochure, € 13.49Kostenloser Versand innerhalb Österreichs.
Joan Crawford was one of the most incandescent film stars of all time, yet she was also one of the most misunderstood. The biographer here goes beyond the popular caricature - the abusive, unstable mother portrayed in her adopted daughter Christina Crawford's memoir, »Mommie Dearest« - to give us a three-dimensional portrait of a very human woman, her dazzling career, and her extraordinarily dramatic life and times. Based on new archival information and exclusive interviews, »Possessed« offers a fascinating portrait of a courageous, bisexual, and ambitious woman whose strength and drive made her a forerunner in the fledgling film business. The book goes behind the myths to examine Crawford's four marriages, her passionate, on-and-off-again affair with Clark Gable, her friendships and rivalries with other stars.