Do you love Old Hollywood? Do you love Joan Crawford? This Joan Crawford Life Mask Mug is perfect for watching your favorite old movie…or as a gift for the movie lover in your family or office.
Believe it or not, this rare image of Joan was taken by Ruth Harriett Louise in 1928, the year Crawford had her breakout role in Our Dancing Daughters.
Joan Crawford (aka Lucille Fay LeSueur) is considered to be one of the greatest American movie stars of the 20th Century. She began her career dancing in traveling theatrical companies before becoming a Broadway chorus girl. In 1925, she signed a motion picture contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. By the end of the 1920s, he had already attained stardom.
As a star she played different kinds of parts: from sinner to saint, from flapper to flop, from hero to villain, from rich to poor. She appeared in a number of film genres: musicals, crime thrillers, comedy, film noir, historical costume dramas, romance, mysteries and suspense, Westerns and horror. Her best genres, however, were melodramas and films with a soap opera feel to them. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Crawford as No, 10 on its list of the greatest female stars of Classic Hollywood Cinema.
Crawford took her celebrity seriously, responding to fan letters and always appearing immaculately dressed. In 1945, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her work in Mildred Pierce. Her onscreen persona and matter-of-fact personality endeared her as a female role model throughout the Depression and into the 1940s. She was also incredibly beautiful and sultry as a younger star with her big eyes and flirty smile. In her middle and later years, her acting became increasingly melodramatic, her off screen personality came across as artificial and snippy, and her beauty took on a more hardened look.
Her personal life was marred by feuds, troubled marriages and alcoholism. She married four times and adopted a handful of children. Her most famous child, Christina, grew up to write a Mommie Dearest (1978), a controversial “tell-all book that successfully trashed her adopted mother’s image. The book also posthumously introduced Joan to new generations of fans.
Today, Joan Crawford’s films still entertain while her private life continues stirring up speculation, spicy gossip and fun conversations. This mug, however, remembers Joan for her younger, more vivacious years.
Joan Crawford Life Mask Mug
This hauntingly beautiful image comes from Bizarre Los Angeles’ photo archive and cannot be found in brick-or-mortar stores or other online Old Hollywood shops…other than Bizarre Los Angeles.
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