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It starts with her horrendous childhood She pretty much started working for her own keep at age 9 and spent most of the rest of her life trying to make people pay for it It s no wonder she treated her children bad she had been treated bad by most of the poeple she had come in contact with Most of her marriages didn t last any longer than four years What was really appalling is that she didn t just treat her kids bad beating, locking them in the closet, tying them to the bed, etc in priv It starts with her horrendous childhood She pretty much started working for her own keep at age 9 and spent most of the rest of her life trying to make people pay for it It s no wonder she treated her children bad she had been treated bad by most of the poeple she had come in contact with Most of her marriages didn t last any longer than four years What was really appalling is that she didn t just treat her kids bad beating, locking them in the closet, tying them to the bed, etc in private she did it in front of company People were flabbergasted they didn t know what to say And this was in a time when people would normally spank their children Most of them didn t do it in public however The thing is she adopted all four of her children To quote Helen Hayes, Joan tried to be all thing to all people I just wish she hadn t tried to be a mother Then, around middle age she started behaving erratically I m not sure if this is when she started to drink heavily or if that was later It got so that she would only drink 100 proof Smirnoff, and generally carried her own supply Plus, she became a cleanliness nut And I didn t know she was so short only 5 4 Didn t speak to her brother or mother for years Didn t go to his funeral but did go to her mother s She even cried but she was really, finally, crying for herself, the little girl from San Antonio and Kansas City Many people theorized that she had been punishing the children, especially the older two, for how she was treated as a child Got some good pictures too I could not put this book down If you are interested in Joan Crawford you will find this a fascinating and detailed account of her life What a complex woman, the good and the not so great It was a tough time for an aging actress when you are considered old by 35 Still she continued She had an abusive upbringing which helps to explain how she treated her adopted children And she medicated with alcohol as she got older which did not help her But at that time, there was no treatment for this I could not put this book down If you are interested in Joan Crawford you will find this a fascinating and detailed account of her life What a complex woman, the good and the not so great It was a tough time for an aging actress when you are considered old by 35 Still she continued She had an abusive upbringing which helps to explain how she treated her adopted children And she medicated with alcohol as she got older which did not help her But at that time, there was no treatment for this issue And still she had a very kind and generous side to her.Bottom line if you really enjoyed Joan Crawford movies and that time period, this a really good book Several photos too This certainly isn t the most comprehensive nor is it the most well written biography of Joan, but it s a fun, enjoyable read nonetheless It focuses mostly on her acting career, which makes it a great place to start if you haven t yet seen all of her films Thomas also makes it pretty clear, although he never says it outright, that he was one of the many friends of Joan Crawford in the film journalism industry over the years On the whole, he paints a sympathetic picture of Joan And who can bl This certainly isn t the most comprehensive nor is it the most well written biography of Joan, but it s a fun, enjoyable read nonetheless It focuses mostly on her acting career, which makes it a great place to start if you haven t yet seen all of her films Thomas also makes it pretty clear, although he never says it outright, that he was one of the many friends of Joan Crawford in the film journalism industry over the years On the whole, he paints a sympathetic picture of Joan And who can blame him I d be afraid she d come back to haunt me, too Thomas does do a fairly good job, though, of displaying her as a woman of great stature and tremendous star power but with many faults and contradictions If you re looking for juicy gossip or horror stories, then this ain t your book, sister I d suggest reading Mommie Dearest for that and drawing your own conclusions But start here if you want to get to know Joan on the surface, and then move on to the other books written about her and by her Yes, she even wrote a couple of books Did you think she slept in between all those trips to and from the openings of Pepsi bottling plants Not on your life The one to start with on Joan. Not really a fan of biographies but this one was really quite excellent There was factual information by way of quotes and encyclopedic information, but the author also peppered it with stories that could be seen as speculative While usually I don t like that, it felt appropriate here If you re a fan of Miss Crawford or the Golden Age of Hollywood you will definitely enjoy this read A good introduction to the legendary Joan Crawford, but not as detailed as I would have liked Maybe it s because this was written in the seventies beforedetails about her private life were discovered, but I felt a lot of information about Joan s life was missing her relationships or lack of them with her mother and brother, her sexual abuse by her stepfather, and her reported bisexuality Overall, a quick and light read. .Free Pdf ⚐ Joan Crawford ♭ Few Hollywood careers have been fabulous, scandalous, dizzyingly from rags to riches and from triumph to tragedy, glaringly limelit than that of Joan Crawford born Lucille Fay LeSueur, inoraccording to her press releases in Texas Miss Crawford rose from being a telephone operator in Kansas City to glamour, glitter, romance and ultimate stardom When I finished the television series Feud, I wanted to knowabout Joan Crawford, so I found a copy of this 1978 biography Often fascinating and a truly interesting historical perspective on the old Hollywood studio system I also had just a passing knowledge about her Kansas City ties, which are fully explored here. This is a pleasant, kind, breezy read Bob Thomas knew Joan Crawford for thirty years, and his respect and admiration are palpible in his writing However, the book is fair, not just platitudes This is a fun read I highly recommend to all Joan fans Not a bad book Lots of information that I had not read in other books about her The ending tried to make her come across as a soft caring woman which I find hard to believe I still think of her as a harsh driven person A good read though.