Not the Girl Next Door: Joan Crawford, a Personal Biography

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Publisher Description

She was beautiful, talented, irascible, ruthless, vulnerable, and a true Hollywood legend. From abused child to dance-hall entertainer to silent-film actress, she went on to become one of Hollywood’s screen goddesses with films such as Possessed opposite Clark Gable, with whom she began a torrid off-screen affair, Grand Hotel, and Mildred Pierce, her Academy Award–winning film. Joan Crawford succeeded and survived through sheer determination, talent, invention, and re-invention.

Now, Charlotte Chandler, the acclaimed biographer of Ingrid Bergman (Ingrid), Bette Davis (The Girl Who Walked Home Alone), and Groucho Marx (Hello, I Must Be Going), gives us a revealing and often surprising portrait of Joan Crawford, much of it in Joan Crawford’s own words.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
NARRATOR
CC
Charlotte Chandler
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
10:30
hr min
RELEASED
2008
February 5
PUBLISHER
Blackstone Audio
SIZE
482.3
MB

Customer Reviews

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Confused

That's how I felt when I listed to this audiobook "confused". I didn't enjoy listening to this audiobook because it was difficult trying to figure out if this story was being told from Joan Crawford's perspective or several other people. In fact, at times, I wasn't sure when Joan Crawford was being quoted directly or if the author was paraphrasing. I didn't like the way the author flipped flopped between the movie roles she played and the way Joan lived her life. I lost perspective of her life story.

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