Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Something in Common






7 comments:

  1. boy ! those girls could be just anyone and anything !

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  2. Maybe more in common than meets the eye. In the Crawford documentary that I worked on we used a publicity still of Crawford (probably used in a fan magazine) from the early thirties, during the Doug Jr. marriage. She was posed in the bedroom of her Brentwood house and on the nightstand by her bed there is a framed photo of La Dietrich!

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  3. They also had daughters who were briefly actresses themselves and wrote scandalous bios of their mothers! I wonder if Maria Riva and Christina Crawford know each other.......

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  4. "on the nightstand by her bed there is a framed photo of La Dietrich!"

    Hmmm. I suspect that it was one of Joan's one-sided crushes. Dietrich looked at poor Joanie with some contempt: Marlene was of an aristocratic heritage, and referred to Joan as "that cheap tap dancer"!

    "I wonder if Maria Riva and Christina Crawford know each other......."

    The big difference is that despite the appalling details that Maria Riva revealed about her mother's monstrous ego and personality, Riva maintained a strong, clear admiration for Dietrich, the actress/product/creation. Christina Crawford never even gave her mother that.

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  5. I swear after the Marlene/gun photo I was primed for one of Joan from Trog with her "hypo gun." Thank you for choosing a slightly more flattering shot! LOL

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  6. Don't thank me -- after reading your comment, I changed the photo! LOL!!!! I'd forgotten all about Trog (small wonder), and it actually continues the theme much better. Ha!

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  7. ::::SCREAMING!!:::: How funny.....

    (And, yes, the parallel is far more obvious now, right down to the hair!)

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