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You Must Remember This: #88: Six Degrees of Joan Crawford: Douglas Fairbanks Jr. / Our Dancing Daughters to Grand Hotel

18/07/2021

August 16,2016

Karina Longworth’s award winning and acclaimed podcast series about Hollywood

Joan Crawford’s early years in Hollywood were like – well, a pre-code Joan Crawford movie: a highly ambitious beauty of low birth does what she has to do (whatever she has to do) to transform herself into a well-respected glamour gal at the top of the food chain. Her romance with Douglas Fairbanks Jr – the scion of the actor/producer who had been considered the King of Hollywood since the early days of the feature film – began almost simultaneous to Crawford’s breakout hit, Our Dancing Daughters. But the gum-snapping dame with the bad reputation would soon rise far above her well-born husband, cranking out a string of indelible performances in pre-code talkies before hitting an early career peak in the Best Picture-winning Grand Hotel.


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