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Joan Of Art
The Art Of Joan Crawford
Some celebrities have 'one hit wonders,' others are the hardest working people in Hollywood. Joan Crawford was a workaholic, sincerely dedicated to her craft. While Hollywood was in its infancy, Joan Crawford was there just about from the very beginning. From silent to talkies, from black and white to color, from the stage to the big screen to television, for more than fifty years was not afraid of the camera, and appreciated her fans like no other star before or since.
Although dead for almost forty years, the legend of Joan Crawford lives on. There are websites and internet groups that are dedicated to her contributions to the film industry, the art of celebrity, and commercial appeal. There are artists who are inspired by her timeless 'look,' and authors inspired to write chapters about the character and human being known as Joan Crawford, and she lives through the stories still being written for her and about her today.
Personally, I consider the legend as a living work of art. This is one of my little online spots dedicated to the art of Joan Crawford.
I Live My Life
The Working Girl
Throughout her more than fifty year of employment in the film industry, Joan Crawford always took her name seriously, cared enormously for her fans, and understood where she stood in the scheme of life. She worked for everything she got. The movie, "I Live My Life," is one example of the art of Joan Crawford.
Looking back throughout Joan Crawford's public domain information and files, one can see the beauty of her brand as her name transcends from one product to another. In the beginning, it was not unusual for her to be working on three to six movies during the course of one year, plus public appearances, interviews, training, and more. Joan Crawford is one of the first celebrities to knit her way through the movies. There are articles about her sharing favorite recipes, latch hooking rugs, designing her own hats and dresses.
My Way Of Life
"My Way Of Life" was written by Joan Crawford, and provides her friends and fans with how she lived.
A Tribute To JC - Original Art by Tonie CookClick thumbnail to view full-size
Crawford On The Cover Of A MagazineClick thumbnail to view full-size
Examples Of Joan Crawford In AdvertisementsClick thumbnail to view full-size
About Joan Crawford
Turner Classic Movies is a nice place to begin with Joan Crawford's History In Pictures
Box Office Poison
"Box office poison!" This is what was quoted as MGM's Leo G. description of their beloved, Joan Crawford. Months later, Joan Crawford won an Acadamy Award.
RAIN The Original Movie - 1932
"Rain" was one of the most compelling tales - and one of the most difficult roles in Joan Crawford's career.
How about a little "Rain?" This has to be one of my favorite movies.
© 2013 Tonie Cook