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Crawford, Joan 1908-1977

Overview
Works: 495 works in 1,140 publications in 6 languages and 34,923 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biography  Biographical films  Interviews  History  Fiction  Horror films  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer, Narrator, Singer, Speaker
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about Joan Crawford
Publications by Joan Crawford
Publications by Joan Crawford, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Joan Crawford
 
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Most widely held works by Joan Crawford
Mildred Pierce by Michael Curtiz( visu )
39 editions published between 1945 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 2,014 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
Grand Hotel by Edmund Goulding( visu )
54 editions published between 1932 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,898 libraries worldwide
The glitz and glitter of Berlin's Grand Hotel comes alive with this story of love and betrayal
What ever happened to baby Jane? by Robert Aldrich( visu )
55 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,896 libraries worldwide
In a decaying Hollywood mansion, Jane Hudson, a former child star, and her sister Blanche, a movie queen forced into retirement after a crippling accident, live in virtual isolation
The women by Clare Boothe Luce( visu )
18 editions published between 1939 and 2014 in English and held by 1,537 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
Johnny Guitar by Nicholas Ray( visu )
47 editions published between 1954 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 805 libraries worldwide
Saloon owner Vienna battles the local townspeople headed by Emma, the local sexually repressed, lynch-happy female rancher out to frame her for a string of robberies. Johnny Logan is a guitar-strumming drifter with a dark past who was once in love with Vienna and has been offered a job in her saloon. Nicholas Ray's epic western is considered one of the most original westerns of all time. The women are far tougher than the men and some saw a bizarre allegory for the McCarthy era Red Scare
Humoresque by Jean Negulesco( visu )
11 editions published between 1946 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 548 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 by Curtis Bernhardt( visu )
11 editions published between 1947 and 2005 in English and held by 473 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
Sudden fear ( visu )
11 editions published between 1952 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 465 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 by Robert Z Leonard( visu )
8 editions published between 1933 and 2006 in English and held by 394 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 by Lewis Milestone( visu )
57 editions published between 1932 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 386 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 best of everything by Jean Negulesco( visu )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 337 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 ( visu )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 316 libraries worldwide
Twenty terrifying stories plus the original pilot movie. Set in a shadowy museum of the outre, Rod Serling weekly unveiled disturbing portraiture as preface to a highly diverse anthology of tales in the fantasy-horror vein. The stories are adapted from short stories by legendary writers such as H.P. Lovecraft and Conrad Aiken and directed by masters such as Steven Spielberg
The damned don't cry! ( visu )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 314 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 )
2 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 276 libraries worldwide
Located in the Textbook/Curriculum Library Collection
Lon Chaney collection ( visu )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in No Linguistic Content and English and held by 259 libraries worldwide
"He who gets slapped" was the first film ever produced by the M-G-M studios. In this very experimentally artful film, director Seastrom presented esoteric subject matter in highly symbolic scenes. The story involves a circus performer known simply as "He," who is soundly disgraced by his wife and her lover, The Baron. He is the paradox of the circus clown who is always performing in the show to make others laugh, while away from the crowd he is unhappy, still suffering from the slaps of life's reality. In "The unholy three, " two sideshow performers commit robberies by masquerading as an elderly lady and a small child. The film was so popular with audiences that Chaney appeared in a talking version of the movie in 1930. "The unknown" features Chaney playing an armless knife thrower in a circus, using his bogus deformity as a ruse to hide from the police. He is deeply in love with the circus owner's daughter, who coincidentally has a phobia of having men's arms around her. Chaney's performance with his feet (even lighting his own cigarettes with them) and his attempt to become "authentic" in order to permanently seal his relationship with the girl both contribute to making this the strangest love story ever recorded on film
Daisy Kenyon ( visu )
5 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in English and held by 249 libraries worldwide
Daisy Kenyon is a lovelorn commercial artist caught in a romantic triangle with two men-- one she loves but cannot have and one whose love she cannot return. While in an emotionally draining love affair with married attorney Dan O'Mara, who refuses to leave his wife, she meets returning Army sergeant Peter Lapham-- a decent and gentle man who instantly falls in love with her. Although she carries a torch for Dan, she knows Peter will give her the secure life she desires and agrees to marry him. But when Dan divorces his wife, Daisy is suddenly torn between her obligations and her passions
Harry Langdon the forgotten clown ( visu )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 199 libraries worldwide
Strong man: After a tour of duty in WWI, a witless young Belgian comes to America and seeks out his dedicated pen pal, but his quest for Mary Brown leads him from mishap to comic disaster. Tramp, tramp, tramp: When a destitute shoemaker's son enters a cross-country foot race with hopes of winning the $25,000 prize, spectacular comedy and destruction follow. Long pants: A sheepish young man springs into adulthood and is immediately smitten by the wrong woman, a hard-boiled drug smuggler. When she is jailed, he comes to her aid ushering his fugitive moll through a series of riotous scrapes
Strait-jacket ( visu )
10 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 186 libraries worldwide
Released from a mental hospital 20 years after having committed axe murders, Lucy Harbin moves in with her brother, his wife and her own daughter, who is now 23. When axe murders start occurring suddenly in the neighborhood, police think Lucy has reverted to her old ways
Queen bee by Ranald MacDougall( visu )
5 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in English and held by 179 libraries worldwide
A drama showing how a neurotic, insincere Southern woman brings unhappiness to her husband, family, and friends in an attempt to insure her own security and position of dominance
Reunion in France ( visu )
6 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in English and held by 173 libraries worldwide
A Frenchwoman in Nazi-occupied Paris hides a downed American flyer and attempts to get him safely out of the country
 
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Cassin, Billie 1908-1977
Cassin, Dillie.
Crawford, Joan
Fairbanks, Joan 1906-1977
Joan Crawford
Le Suer, Lucille 1908-1977
Le Sueur, Lucille 1904-1977
Le Sueur, Lucille 1906-1977
Le Sueur Lucille 1908-1977
LeSueur, Lucille 1906-1977
Lo Sueur, Lucille.
Sueur, Lucille le 1906-1977
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