Monday, 23 March 2015

A little bit of heatness



Oh bloody hell! It's Monday again, and after a lovely weekend pottering in the extensive gardens here at Dolores Delargo Towers, the very last thing I want to do is go back to work.

Never mind, dear Joan Crawford's birthday is today, and that's something that cannot be ignored. Thus, on this Tacky Music Monday, here is the immortal lady herself - blacked-up like some early RuPaul, and in a wig-tearing strop - with Two-Faced Woman (from the intensely tacky 1953 movie Torch Song, and, to add insult to injury, dubbed by India Adams):



It's no wonder we queens all love her so!

Have a good week, people.

Joan Crawford (born Lucille Fay LeSueur, 23rd March 1904 (some sources list 1905, 1906 or 1908) – 10th May 1977)

9 comments:

  1. Oh, God - this is one of those things that you just have to assume was the result of some sort of large-scale chemical imbalance over a period of several month at Metro. Maybe something in the water, or the Commissary chicken soup.

    At least it provides a great and comparatively lengthy shot of Bess Flowers at 4:25...

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    1. Drugs, methinks, may well have been involved in this shambolic affair. What, to this day, I never understand is what drove Joan to do this? She must have been struggling to put dear, ungrateful, Christina through private school... Jx

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  2. TCM just ran this. always a pleasure.

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    1. Ah, TCM... If only we could get it without paying a hefty upgrade on our cable package. Jx

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  3. Hard to imagine that she missed having a custom plastic slipcover made for Oscar -- he must just COLLECT finger prints...

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    1. I can only think it's a disposable copy - much like the all-too-visible Pepsi bottles. Jx

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  4. And one of my many celebrity twin look-a-likes...

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