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Not the Girl Next Door, Joan Crawford epub

by Charlotte Chandler


Not the Girl Next Door, Joan Crawford epub

ISBN: 0739492306

ISBN13: 978-0739492307

Author: Charlotte Chandler

Category: Memoris

Subcategory: Arts & Literature

Language: English

Publisher: Doubleday Large Print Home Library Edition (January 1, 2008)

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Rating: 4.4

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Charlotte Chandler's first book, Hello, I Must Be Going, was a bestseller about Groucho Marx. I heartily recommend Chandler's biography Not the Girl Next Door to all of Crawford's fans.

Charlotte Chandler's first book, Hello, I Must Be Going, was a bestseller about Groucho Marx. Her second book, The Ultimate Seduction, included conversations with Mae West, Tennessee Williams, Henry Moore, and others. Her book about Billy Wilder, Nobody's Perfect, is being produced as a stage play by David Brown. Chandler is a member of the board of the Film Society of Lincoln Center and is active in film preservation. 19 people found this helpful.

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Joan Crawford was born Lucille LeSueur in San Antonio, Texas, in 1908 (as she always insisted, though other .

Joan Crawford was born Lucille LeSueur in San Antonio, Texas, in 1908 (as she always insisted, though other sources disagreed). Her father abandoned the family, and her mother soon remarried; Lucille was now known as Billie Cassin. In this fascinating new biography of screen legend Joan Crawford, Charlotte Chandler draws on exclusive and remarkably candid interviews with Crawford herself and with others who knew her, including first husband Douglas Fairbanks, J. and Crawford's daughter Cathy.

In this fascinating new biography of screen legend Joan Crawford, Charlotte Chandler draws on exclusive and remarkably . When I mentioned her lovely dress, she said, People expect to see Joan Crawford, not the girl next door. If they want to see the girl next door, let them go next door.

In this fascinating new biography of screen legend Joan Crawford, Charlotte Chandler draws on exclusive and remarkably candid interviews with Crawford herself and with others who knew her, including first husband Douglas Fairbanks, J. There were parquet floors, the walls were white, and her modern sofa and chairs were yellow.

As Charlotte Chandler did so well in her previous biographies, she will again draw on the recorded words of Joan . Joan Crawford was born Lucille LeSueur in Texas in 1908.

As Charlotte Chandler did so well in her previous biographies, she will again draw on the recorded words of Joan Crawford and those who knew her well to paint a rich portrait of the woman and the star. She became a chorus girl in silent films before finding her voice in Possessed(1931) with Clark Gable. Their affair would continue, on and off screen, for many years. Throughout the thirties, Joan continued to earn critical acclaim for her forte of playing career women who never gave up.

Charlotte Chandler's biography of Joan Crawford draws on candid interviews with . The book is an easy read and it's obvious that Charlotte Chandler genuinely like and admired Crawford and there WAS much to admire.

Charlotte Chandler's biography of Joan Crawford draws on candid interviews with Crawford herself and with those who knew here, including first husband Douglas Fairbanks, Jr, and Crawford's daughter, Cathy. The actress was a terrific dancer, and in fact, began her career as a chorus dancer.

Charlotte Chandler, whose writing is positively magic, has given us in this compelling new personal biography, "Not the Girl Next Door", something far beyond very important new information on this complex Oscar winning star. She has given us an actual "personal experience" of Joan Crawford herself. Often times there is far more to be learned from how individuals "see themselves", and also "want to be seen", than from only the cold hard facts of their lives.

Not the Girl Next Door: Joan Crawford, A Personal Biography. San Jose Mercury News. New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN 978-1-4165-4751-8.

As Charlotte Chandler did so well in her previous biographies, she will again draw on the recorded words of Joan Crawford . Joan Crawford was born Lucille LeSueur in Texas in 1905 (although she maintained it was in 1908). She became a chorus girl in silent films before finding her voice in Possessed (1931) with Clark Gable.

In this fascinating new biography of screen legend Joan Crawford, Charlotte Chandler draws on exclusive and remarkably candid interviews with Crawford herself and with others who knew . Books related to Not the Girl Next Door. Joan Crawford was born Lucille LeSueur in San Antonio, Texas, in 1908 (as she always insisted, though other sources disagreed)  .

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Was good to know some of the history of Joan Crawford's life, other than the story that Christina told about her in Mommie Dearest....also thought it was interesting that she never "hated' Bette Davis. Was never a fan of her dancing. And there wasn't a favorite movie that she did, altho' did like her in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane. She was never one of my favorite actresses. It was good to read about her life. Was also surprised at her benevolence towards charities and people.
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It was a great book. Anyone who reads this book will end up learning the truth about Joan Crawford. She is a very complicated person.
Charolotte Chandler's immensely intriguing biography on actress Joan Crawford is hard to put down. Chandler wrote the wonderfully telling bio on Bette Davis a few years ago entitled The Girl Who Walked Home Alone. I found that equally hard to set aside. Well, I am a huge fan of Joan Crawford, so it was wonderful to read interviews Charlotte had with Joan over the years. Chandler's information sources are first hand throughout the book. She interviews Joan over lunch or sometimes with Joan and her trusted friend and publicist John Springer. Not very much in this bio is second-hand information, she goes right directly to the source. There are several good quality photographs in the center of the volume as well as summaries of her movies in order throughout the text. Included in this wonderful biography are interviews with people who met her over the years, a young neighbor who had a crush on her husband Doug, for instance! These people knew her personally. Included are lots of juicy tidbits from first husband Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. The book was so hard to put aside as it really broadens the reader's knowledge of this great and glittering star. We don't just hear what a bad person Joan was a la Mommie Dearest, but you do get an all-around picture of her shortcomings, fears and insecurities spoken from Joan herself. Christian Crawford bravely told her story and hers is truly a worthwhile book, but there was more to Joan Crawford then just being a Mother. She was the consummate star and her audience, her fans, her stardom were everything to this rather driven woman who came from poverty/nothing and completely made herself into a box office sensation. This book shows the great woman's driving force in life. What more can you ask for in telling the story of a person's life? I heartily recommend Chandler's biography Not the Girl Next Door to all of Crawford's fans.
As other reviewers have stated, this biography glosses over some of the most unsavory incidents in Crawford's life. For example, nothing is mentioned about an inappropriate relationship between "Billie" and the stepfather she worshipped. There is also no mention about the infamous casting couch or some of the sketchy behaviors on her way to becoming a star.

No mention was made of Crawford's alcoholism or her other personal demons. Her marriages were discussed only in superficial terms. Three husbands and nothing about what happened? Clearly, Crawford struggled with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and/or other mental issues. One of the other reviewers said that Crawford likely had a narcissistic personality disorder and I think that reviewer is spot on.

As expected, there is little mention made of Crawford's abusive behaviors with her two oldest children. Christina was portrayed as a selfish, willful child. Christopher came off like someone deeply disturbed. Playing armchair psychologist, Christopher seemed like someone along the autism/Aspergers' spectrum, mostly because of his antisocial behavior like refusing hugs from anyone. Mommie Dearest painted a portrait of the most evil mother in the entire world, while Chandler suggested that Crawford was a beleaguered saint for having to deal with such "horrible" children. I suspect the REAL Joan Crawford lies somewhere between this book and Mommie Dearest.

I liked the synopses of her movies but was disappointed that there were so many spoilers. There should have been a spoiler alert or just the background of a story.
A little boring but good details
loved this book
Joan Crawford remains a star! Her claim to fame is awesome. Such a strong woman who used everything she had to get the life she got. Nothing wrong with living as she did. I absolutely loved her. The beauty! The image! The lady! The star! She was all that and more. The Vincent Sherman quotes in the book are priceless. He gave a great candid view of the often media crafted public Joan Crawford. That alone makes this a great read.