Crawford, Joan 1908-1977
Most widely held works about Joan Crawford
Most widely held works by Joan Crawford
Mildred Pierce ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and held by 1,322 libraries worldwide
Mildred Pierce is a happily married woman with two kids, living in the suburbs of sunny California. She secretly takes a job as a waitress so that she can pay for piano lessons and expensive clothes for her eldest daughter, Veda. Her growing financial independence permits her to open her own restaurant, and eventually a chain of eateries. She has divorced her intolerant first husband, and married well-connected Monte in order to get Veda into high society. Greedy, self-absorbed Veda is still ungrateful, and demands an even greater sacrifice of her mother. Eventually, Mildred finds herself ensnared in the world of police and suspicion when Monte is mysteriously murdered.
What ever happened to Baby Jane ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1962 and 2010 in English and German and held by 1,228 libraries worldwide
An aging ex-vaudeville child star initiates a psychotic reign of terror over her crippled sister, a former movie-queen of the 1930's.
The women ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 1,213 libraries worldwide
Mary Haines (Norma Shearer) loses her husband to ruthless Crystal Allen (Joan Crawford) who is aided and abetted by Sylvia Fowler (Rosalind Russell) whose own spouse has taken up with another woman. In Reno, in the throes of divorce, all wage war on one another.
Grand hotel ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1932 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 842 libraries worldwide
The glitz and glitter of Berlin's Grand Hotel comes alive with this story of love and betrayal.
Grand Hotel ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 613 libraries worldwide
Berlin's plushest, most expensive hotel is the setting where in the words of Dr. Otternschlag "People come, people go. Nothing ever happens.". The doctor is usually drunk so he misses the fact that Baron von Geigern is broke and trying to steal eccentric dancer Grusinskaya's pearls, but ends up stealing her heart instead. Powerful German businessman Preysing brow beats his lowly bookkeeper, Kringelein, but in the end it is Kringelein who holds all the cards. Meanwhile, the Baron also steals the heart of Preysing's mistress, Flaemmchen, but in the end, she doesn't end up with either one of them.
My way of life by Joan Crawford ( Book )
10 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 588 libraries worldwide
Recipes, beauty secrets, tips on how to keep a husband happy - all delivered with a heavy dose of Joan's philosophy of life. A twisted world of dinner parties, egg rituals for hair, and clothes!
Humoresque ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and German and held by 489 libraries worldwide
Glamorous socialite Helen Wright takes what she wants - clothes, alcohol, men - and uses them up and tosses them aside. Then she meets a brilliant young violinist, Paul Boray. But this is one toy she can't break.
Possessed ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 438 libraries worldwide
She loves him when he goes away for months. She loves him when he refuses to marry her. But when callow David Sutton chooses to marry someone else, Louise Howell's love for him takes a darker turn. Give her a gun and she'll love him to death.--Container.
Johnny Guitar ( Visual )
32 editions published between 1954 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 434 libraries worldwide
When the railroad finally comes to a frontier boomtown, so does trouble. An enterprising business woman (Crawford) not only controls the nearby profitable gambling, she's also been buying up enough property to make her the most powerful person in town. Her arch rival (McCambridge) sets out to stop her and force her out of town. The arrival of Johnny Guitar (Hayden), delays, but cannot prevent, a violent showdown between the two power-hungry women. The video includes the original theatrical trailer, and an introduction by Martin Scorsese.
Mildred Pierce ( Visual )
30 editions published between 1945 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 432 libraries worldwide
Mildred Pierce (Joan Crawford) is a woman who will do anything to satisfy the demands of her spoiled daughter Veda (Ann Blyth), including divorce, opening her own business, and possibly murder.
Sudden fear ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1952 and 1998 in English and held by 413 libraries worldwide
On a train headed home to California, Myra Hudson falls in love with and marries actor Lester Blaine, whom she has just fired from her most recent New York play. Back on her San Francisco estate, something evil appears to be lurking beneath the surface of the couple's idyllic life.
Dancing lady ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1933 and 2006 in English and held by 350 libraries worldwide
An attractive dancer is rescued from jail by a rich man, who helps her to have her first big opportunity at a musical play on Broadway.
Rain ( Visual )
50 editions published between 1932 and 2006 in English and held by 341 libraries worldwide
Sadie Thompson is a South Seas island trollop confronted by an old-fashioned fire-and brimstone minister who masquerades his desires for her as a desire to save her soul. Unable to accept his sin, the minister cuts his throat and Sadie turns to a naive Marine to continue her dissolute lifestyle.
The damned don't cry ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 298 libraries worldwide
Ethel Whitehead learns there's only one way for a woman to survive in a man's world : be as tempting as a cupcake and as tough as a 75-cent steak. Ethel moves from the wrong side of the tracks to a mobster's mansion in high society one man at a time. Some of those men love her. Some use her. And one, a high-rolling racketeer, abuses her. When the racketeer murders his rival in Ethel's swanky living room, she flees a sure murder rap, right back to the poverty she thought she had escaped. And this time there may not be a man to pick up the pieces of her shattered life.--Container.
Conversations with Joan Crawford by Roy Newquist ( Book )
4 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 292 libraries worldwide
A portrait of Joan : the autobiography of Joan Crawford by Joan Crawford ( Book )
4 editions published between 1962 and 1963 in English and held by 290 libraries worldwide
Lon Chaney collection ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 239 libraries worldwide
Includes three of Chaney's major works, a documentary about Chaney and a photo reconstruction of the lost film London after midnight.
The best of everything ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 235 libraries worldwide
Four typists at a publishing company fight to have their own careers and find true love in the ruthless New York business world.
Night gallery. The complete first season ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 234 libraries worldwide
Twenty terrifying stories plus the original Pilot movie.
Grand hotel ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in English and held by 223 libraries worldwide
Berlin's mythical Grand Hotel, whose patrons glitter with the same cold brilliance as the art-deco trappings that surround them, is the scene where the lives of various guests become intertwined.
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Cassin, Billie, 1908-1977
Le Suer, Lucille, 1908-1977
Le Sueur, Lucille 1908-1977
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