Living Life in the Moment

Living Life in the Moment

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Joan Crawford in Palm Springs

One of the many reasons I love living in Palm Springs is our connection to Hollywood. Back in the Golden Age of Hollywood, movie stars spent time in the desert because it was just far enough away to feel like they were on vacation, but also close enough to get back to LA if called back to the studio by one of the Hollywood movie bosses. The old studio system of MGM and Warner Brothers kept it's stars under tight control. But I digress....At left is perhaps my all time favorite Palm Springs celebrity photo. This is actress Joan Crawford, with her "lover" Greg Bauzer. What's so great about this photo is that she is wearing a 3/4 length fur coat in Palm Springs. "Beauty suffers" as they say. I wonder just how hot it was that day, but dammit, in the words of Joan Crawford herself: "I never go out of the house without looking like Joan Crawford". and "If you want to see the girl next door, then go next door!". I guess that's what she was thinking when she posed for this photo. Special thanks to the Palm Springs Daily Photo for this great picture of Joan. If you've never seen a Joan Crawford film, do yourself a favor and check out Mildred Pierce.

-Rick Rockhill

8 comments:

bunnygirl said...

Joan Crawford is interesting for the longevity of her career and the change in her image over time.

Watch a Joan Crawford silent film and you'll hardly believe it's the same person!

karma lennon said...

Lovely, just lovely. I love photos of old movie stars. Now that was Hollywood.

TWISI said...

It would be nice if today's celebrities would learn from the STARS of the past!

CRUSTYBEEF said...

ahhh yes, Joan Crawford-a stunning eclectic woman..
Old Hollywood was the greatest, I think.
Always,
Crusty~

Stephen Rader said...

How perfect that you feature Joan Crawford today. Did you hear/read about Leona Helmsley's will?

The Queen of Mean left her dog - - a Maltese named Trouble - - $12 million, yet she left two of her grandchildren nothing at all.

Why? As Leona puts it, "for reasons that are well known to them."

Now, any homosexual worth his weight in monkey fur and ball fringe knows that "for reasons that are well known to them" is a line straight out of the final scene in MOMMIE DEAREST!

Leona stole that line from Joan!!! How tacky.

Maybe the grandkids will take a cue from Christina Crawford and write a nasty tell-all book! Then, it can be made into a movie and Faye Dunaway will have a career again!!!

Stephen Rader said...

How perfect that you feature Joan Crawford today. Did you hear/read about Leona Helmsley's will?

The Queen of Mean left her dog - - a Maltese named Trouble - - $12 million, yet she left two of her grandchildren nothing at all.

Why? As Leona puts it, "for reasons that are well known to them."

Now, any homosexual worth his weight in monkey fur and ball fringe knows that "for reasons that are well known to them" is a line straight out of the final scene in MOMMIE DEAREST!

Leona stole that line from Joan!!! How tacky.

Maybe the grandkids will take a cue from Christina Crawford and write a nasty tell-all book! Then, it can be made into a movie and Faye Dunaway will have a career again!!!

Canadian flake said...

what a wonderful picture. maybe I am not as old as I thought...I didn't know joan Crawford did silent movies...lol. You gave given me hope..roflmao.

Ambre said...

Joan Crawford, one of my favorites!

~smile~

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