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Fierce: The Untameable Joan Crawford

August-October 2018

A two-month season revelling in the formidable and versatile Hollywood star.

Introduction by season programmer Anna Bogutskaya

Fierce: The Untameable Joan Crawford


“I never go outside unless I look like Joan Crawford the movie star. If you want to see the girl next door, go next door”
Joan Crawford

Joan Crawford is remembered as one of the great beauties of the silver screen, and as a Hollywood socialite whose complicated personal life often distracted from her talent as an actor. She had a nose for what the public wanted, and adapted her physical appearance, acting style and persona to ensure continuing success. From her early years as a flapper during the silent era to her middle-age melodramas and late-career genre resurgence, she was a cinematic chameleon who always dominated the screen with her formidable presence. In the first part of our two-month retrospective, we look at Crawford as a STAR – with all caps.


See our screenings of The Women and Mildred Pierce.

Coming in part two in September: Daisy Kenyon, Sudden Fear, Autumn Leaves and more...


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