“Joan Crawford behaved like a star. Some do, some don’t…You know, when Joan came on the set, somebody came on the set.”
“My first impression of Joan Crawford was of glamour. Glamour had nothing to do with aloofness or temperment, it had to do with friendliness, tremendous vitality and hard work, ambition and constant desire to improve her work, and to get knowledgeable about things that were
important to the work.” James Stewart
“Joan was a star in every sense of the word. She didn’t remind you of it in any particular way. You just knew it. And you didn’t think any less of her for it.” Henry Fonda
“Joan Crawford, as much as I dislike the lady, is a star.” Humphrey Bogart
“She remains an electric presence even in some of her very unsatisfactory movies. Everything about her shone – her hair, her lips, her handsome hands, her graceful strong body and legs, her elegant feet. Everything looked as though it had sprung from nowhere, shining. Perhaps we know too much nowadays about what it takes to make a star and what a price is paid. All I know is that Joan Crawford shone. That’s why they called her a star.” Anna Raeburn
You can search TCM’s site for what Crawford films they’ll be playing in the next few months (and maybe request a Crawford film that you’d like to see on Turner Classic Movies: TCM Search. And check out Joan Crawford films available on DVD and Blu-Ray Order here! I’m very excited to have the new DVD of Johnny Guitar which amazingly I’ve never seen before now.
The best store that I have found to purchase pictures of Joan is a place near Las Vegas called Cinema Collectors. They will answer your email inquiries or you can take a trip to Vegas to shop there! They have six books filled with rare Joan pictures (and they’re only about $5 each for black and white glossies). As close as you can get to Joan Heaven!! You can also order great Joan Crawford glossies from Movie Star News..
If you visit Hollywood….be sure to drive by Joan Crawford’s home on 426 N. Bristol Avenue. This road is off of Sunset Boulevard on the west side of the 405 freeway. Marilyn Monroe’s last home (and place of her death) at 12305 Fifth Helena Drive (off of Carmelina Street) is nearby but on the south side of Sunset Blvd.
One thing to check out on Hollywood Boulevard is the Fredericks of Hollywood lingerie museum. They have a petticoat that Joan wore in the movie Gorgeous Hussy. You can visit their site on the web at Fredericks of Hollywood
Fans of Joan
Joan Crawford has always had a very special relationship with her fans. Joan would personally reply to fan letters and corresponded with some of her fans throughout her lifetime! Joan Crawford’s fans are a legion of loyal, vocal, proud and tenacious admirers. Just checkout my guestbook and you’ll see that Crawford fans are all over the globe – Germany, France, the U.K., Brazil, etc. We love our Joan!! As Crawford fans we also feel the need to justify our love of Joan to the unenlightened in the wake of Mommie Dearest. I’m sure that I’m not the only fan who has sat down a friend and made them watch a Joan Crawford movie so they would finally understand your devotion to all things Joan. Please email me if you have any comments about Joan’s films, if you have a story to share about how Joan has influenced your life, etc. and I’ll be more than happy to include your comments at Joan Crawford Heaven! Here is what some of Joan’s fans have contributed:
|Joan Gallery I
My online gallery of Joan pictures
|Joan Gallery II||Joan in Mildred Pierce Gallery||Joan’s Films
My comments on Joan’s costars and which are Joan’s “must see” films
|My new Damned Don’t Cry Gallery Some stills of Joan in one of my favorite of her films||My new Grand Hotel Gallery Some dvd stills of Joan at her most beautiful in Grand Hotel||Whatever Happened to Baby Jane
My newest photo gallery for all you Baby Jane fans. Hope you enjoy it!
|My Joan Pop Art
just some fun I’ve had colorizing some Joan pics I’ve found on Ebay. Enjoy!
|Sandy’s List of Crawford Books
A fan put together his list of the essential books any Joan fan should read for my page.
An essay that I wrote about Joan’s “shopgirl” persona in the movies, I hope you enjoy it.
|Reflections on Joan Mark Toscani gives us his witty reflections on Ms. Crawford as the ultimate expression of the American movie star..||Mark and Christina.
Mark contributed this lively and insightful essay about meeting Christina Crawford, Joan’s daughter and author of Mommie Dearest, in 1998: If you wish to contact Mark his email is email@example.com
|CRAWFORD-THE MOVIE STAR By: Nicholas A. Rizzo – a look at Joan’s life and career.|
Joan on the Web
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The Concluding Chapter of Joan Crawford – a new site focusing on Joan’s post-Baby Jane years.
Silent Ladies’ Joan Crawford Gallery dozens of early Joan Crawford pictures.
Internet Movie Database – Joan Crawford – Joan’s complete filmography and a short biography.
Bright Lights Film Journal: Joan Crawford – The Scathing Last Word on the patron saint of drag ‘n camp, The Queen of the Land of Cinema, La Divina Jona!
Silver Screen Sirens and Sex Symbols – Doug Stickney’s gorgeous photo gallery of classic film stars.
The “JOHNNY GUITAR” Society – yes, this movie has many devoted fans.
Classic Films: Great Women – Some beautiful pictures of Joan and some other “great women” as well.
Joan Crawford’s Grave – a photo of sorts, of Joan’s final resting place.
shillPages – This is a phenomenal site with amazing pictures of Joan and other actresses.
Here’s where to find online information relating to Joan’s
contemporaries, co-stars and competitors
The Conrad Veidt Home Page
Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
Fredric March and Fredric March Film Society
Actresses who I think have that special Crawfordesque combination of attitude and glamour
Crawfordness carries on
This page was last updated on April 10, 2014. It was created in March 1998.
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I hope that you enjoyed visiting my site, if you’re a new fan of Joan’s work I hope you learned a little more about her, and if you came to this page with a negative idea about who Crawford is (decades of Mommie Dearest as a camp classic has done incredible damage to Joan’s reputation) then I hope this website helped to give you a different perspective about Joan’s legacy. If you have comments about my page or questions about Joan please post them to the guestbook.