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You Must Remember This: #92: Six Degrees of Joan Crawford: Mommie Dearest

22/07/2021

September 13,2016

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

The year after Joan Crawford died, her estranged, adopted daughter Christina published a tell-all, accusing her late mother of having been an abusive monster when the cameras weren’t around. Three years later, Mommie Dearest became a movie, starring the only actress of the “new Hollywood” who Joan herself had commended, Faye Dunaway. The disastrous production of that film revealed how much had changed in Hollywood since Joan’s heyday, and the finished film did much to mutate Joan’s persona in the minds of future generations.


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