Thursday, January 9, 2014


I've had the flu since Christmas so I haven't been feeling well enough to use the computer much lately, so I'm mentioning this a bit late, but Joan Crawford is TCM's Star of the Month for January and I am so thrilled about it! Joan is one of my all-time favorite stars and there are still quite a few of her films I've yet to see, so now I have the chance to see most of them! She was so beautiful and such an amazing actress, and I highly recommend watching as many of her films as you can.

Joan Crawford with Dorothy Sebastian in Our Dancing Daughters (1928).
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 Last Thursday TCM showed many of Joan's silent films, such as Our Dancing Daughters, as well as a few of her early talkies. Tonight they will be showing many of her pre-code films, such as Grand Hotel and Rain. They will continue showing films all through the night, ending Friday afternoon with 1937's The Last of Mrs. Cheyney, co-starring William Powell and Robert Montgomery. On January 16th, they will show the amazing, all-star film The Women (1939) as well as many of Joan's films from the late 1930s and early 1940s. The evening of the 23rd will start off with Mildred Pierce (1945), for which Joan won her only Academy Award. And on January 30th, things will wrap up with movies she made late in her career, including What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962), co-starring Bette Davis.

On another note, I should mention that two stars passed recently. On January 1st, Juanita Moore passed away at the age of 99. Juanita is most known for co-starring with Lana Turner in 1959's Imitation of Life. And on January 3rd, Alicia Rhett passed away at the age of 98. At the time of her death, Alicia was the oldest surviving cast member of Gone with the Wind, in which she played India Wilkes.

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