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by George Cukor,Mick Lasalle,Peter Cowie

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ISBN:
0847830667
Author:
George Cukor,Mick Lasalle,Peter Cowie
Category:
Arts & Literature
Language:
English
Publisher:
Rizzoli (February 10, 2009)
Pages:
240 pages
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Joan Crawford’s classic beauty, dazzling confidence, and sheer toughness made her the very definition of a star; her formidable talent won her an Oscar for Mildred Pierce and shines through in other classics such as Grand Hotel and The Women.

Joan Crawford’s classic beauty, dazzling confidence, and sheer toughness made her the very definition of a star; her formidable talent won her an Oscar for Mildred Pierce and shines through in other classics such as Grand Hotel and The Women. Focusing on the often overlooked first half of her career, this is the first visual book to reclaim her place in the canon of glamour. Crawford pioneered a new depth that had not been seen before in roles for women. Her domineering charisma gave audiences a new kind of heroine, laying the path for today’s actresses from Meryl Streep to Cate Blanchett

Mick LaSalle, Peter Cowie. Peter Cowie's beautifully illustrated JOAN CRAWFORD: THE ENDURING STAR offers a fresh revaluation of the legend's legacy that should undo much of that damage

Mick LaSalle, Peter Cowie. Peter Cowie's beautifully illustrated JOAN CRAWFORD: THE ENDURING STAR offers a fresh revaluation of the legend's legacy that should undo much of that damage.

Peter Cowie's beautifully illustrated JOAN CRAWFORD: THE ENDURING STAR offers a fresh revaluation of the legend's legacy that should undo much of that damage.

In this book, the photos are dazzling, and Mick LaSalle's introduction and George Cukor's afterword (actually, a eulogy he delivered at Crawford's memorial service) are both terrific. Unfortunately, the rest of the text is clunky and not much fun to read. Joan deserves better.

Joan Crawford's classic beauty, dazzling confidence, and sheer toughness made her the very definition of a star; her formidable talent won her an Oscar for Mildred Pierce and shines through in other classics such as Grand Hotel and The Women.

His most recent work includes Joan Crawford, the Enduring Star (Rizzoli . Cowie, Peter, The Godfather Book, London: Faber and Faber, 1997. Mick LaSalle, Mick (28 November 2008). Peter Cowie, an Ingmar Bergman expert".

His most recent work includes Joan Crawford, the Enduring Star (Rizzoli, New York 2009), and Akira Kurosawa, Master of Cinema (Rizzoli, New York, 2010). Also in 2010, he wrote a concise history of the Berlin International Film Festival (published by Bertz und Fischer, Berlin). In 2017, Cowie was a producer of the Criterion Collection's largest-ever boxed set of DVD's/Blu-rays - "100 Years of Olympic Films 1912-2012", and contributed a book-length study of the more than fifty documentaries on the Olympics.

A foreword by Mick LaSalle and an afterword by George Cukor (obviously pulled from his own words about Joan written many, many years ago when she passed away in 1977) complement the book. This book makes no attempt to disguise the fact that Joan Crawford got to the top with a mattress strapped to her back, even quoting Joan as having said the father of silent film child star Jackie Coogan was a dirty pig!

Joan Crawford departs the Rainbow Room party, with her escort Peter .

Joan Crawford departs the Rainbow Room party, with her escort Peter Rogers following through the revolving door. September 23rd, 1974). Joan Crawford: The Concluding Chapter Of Crawford. Joan Crawford and Cukor were friends from the time they made their first film together - "No More Ladies" in 1935. They would go on to make three more films together; "The Women" in 1939, "Susan And God" in 1940 and "A Woman's Face" in 1941. I have obtained a large chunk of Cukor's paperwork in regard to Joan, and I must report that many people think it was the entertainment industry who organized and oversaw this memorial to Joan.

Автор: Peter Cowie; Foreword by Mick Lasalle; Epilogue by Название: Joan Crawford ISBN: 0847830667 ISBN-13(EAN) .

Joan Crawford’s classic beauty, dazzling confidence, and sheer toughness made her the very definition of a star; her formidable talent won her an Oscar for Mildred Pierce and shines through in other classics such as Grand Hotel and The Women. Focusing on the often overlooked first half of her career, this is the first visual book to reclaim her place in the canon of glamour. Crawford pioneered a new depth that had not been seen before in roles for women. Her domineering charisma gave audiences a new kind of heroine, laying the path for today’s actresses from Meryl Streep to Cate Blanchett. Women—and many men—identified with her in ways they never had before. Drawing from archives around the world and including more than a hundred photos unseen in the past fifty years, Joan Crawford is sure to reintroduce fans to this ultimate Hollywood legend. "She was the perfect image of a movie star . . . You could photograph her from any angle, and the face moved beautifully."—George Cukor, director
  • Fast Lovebird
This coffee table book is a great conversation piece. I love the pictures of Joan taken by George Hurell. He really knew the power of light, shadows and retouching. Not one freckle is visible on many of his Crawford presentations. I chose the word 'presentation' because that is precisely what Hurrell seems to be conjuring. He promoted her to be a presence! Crawford's image still holds up today. Her trendsetting clothes,meticulously coiffed hair and flawless makeup originated the personification of STAR.
Today's leading ladies of the cinema, Halle Berry, Angelina Jolie and Charlize Theron have all unkowningly borrowed from the Crawford standard of beauty. Each and every time they strut down the red carpet, a tribute to Crawford is made.
  • Wal
I bought three of these !! Along with two Alexander Walkers !! I'm
Too happy with both !! I gave one to my sister and mom as a gift !! I just adore Joan so much !! I love everything about her !! This is a beautiful book and hard back too for under 25 dollars !!! Love love love !
  • Zulkishicage
I purchased this book primarily for the photographs, and I was not disappointed. Every stage of her career is represented, on-screen and off-screen. The photographs capture her spirit, her personality and her professionalism. Just as captivating are the clothes and costumes, settings and backgrounds of the periods when she worked. One gets a sense of the fashion and lifestyle reflected in the films of the same years. The text is also an enjoyable read. I would have paid more for the book than I did for the pleasure of viewing/reading it and having it for my library. It arrived earlier than expected, as does most everything I order from Amazon, and well-packaged to protect its new condition. I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in what they see in clothing and interiors in the films of the era as well as interest in the actress Joan Crawford.
  • Onoxyleili
WOW! I have been a Joan Crawford fan for years, but many of the pictures in this beautifully done book I have never seen. It was such a pleasure to just sit down and look at the pictures. I am in the middle of reading the information about Ms. Crawford now. I am pleased to have this in my collection.
  • Mr.Bean
This book has amazing pictures of Joan and her
Enduring career. She was absolutely beautiful and one
Of the greatest actresses of all time. By the way
I don't believe what was written about her in "Mommie
Dearest" and I am saddened by the fact that it tarnished her
Image. To me she will always be a star.
  • Iaiastta
Gorgeous book, Love it.
  • Mr.Twister
The best bio on Joan Crawford and very difficult to find !
It's a coffee table size book.. Loads of beautiful pictures of Joan. But not a lot of reading.. The book had some pictures of Joan Crawford that I have never seen before..