Friday, June 21, 2013

Beauty Secrets

Joan Crawford

Crawford didn't use fancy products to keep her legendary face smooth and taut - she chewed gum in the belief that it firmed up her jaw and help to drain the toxins out from under her chin. She was also religious about her cleansing regime, and would splash her face 25 times with ice cold water after every wash.

Tip: try blasting your hair and body with cold water after a warm shower to shrink pores and keep hair shiny. And don't forget to massage your neck and jawline in upward strokes too.

Joan Crawford 

According to O, The Oprah Magazine, the legendary actress dished on some of her favorite beauty tips in her book "My Way of Life." Her recipe for treating dry hair? A "masque" of mayonnaise.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Joan's Home

Thursday, January 19, 2012



Have to love the brows!!!

French Manicure, White tips, Red base, Joan Crawford

Joan Crawford

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Joan Crawford
Birth Name Lucille Fey Leseur
Nickname Billie Cassin, Cranberry
DOB March 23, 1905 at 10PM
DOD May 10, 1977
Cause of Death Heart Attack or Pancreatic Cancer
Profession Actress
Religion Christian Scientist
Married 5x


Worked as an elevator operator at Harzfeld's department store in downtown Kansas City, Missouri.

Each time Crawford married, she changed the name of her Brentwood estate and installed all new toilet seats.

She was so dedicated to her fans that she always personally responded to her fan mail by typing them responses on blue paper and autographing it. A great deal of her spare time and weekends were spent doing this.

Was forced by MGM boss Louis B. Mayer to drop her real name Lucille LeSueur because it sounded too much like "sewer".

Her 1933 contract with MGM was so detailed and binding, it even had a clause in it indicating what time she was expected to be in bed each night.

She was named as 'the other woman' in at least two divorces.

It was recently learned from an excellent, detailed and objective TV biography of her (including information from Christina Crawford) that Joan Crawford's hatred of wire hangers derived from her poverty as a child and her experiences working with her mother in what must have been a grim job in a laundry.

Decided to adopt children after suffering a series of miscarriages with her husbands and being told by doctors that she would never be able to have a baby.

Drank excessively and smoked until she began practicing Christian Science, at which time she abruptly quit doing both.

During her later years, Crawford was drinking up to a quart of vodka a day.

She disliked her 'new' name and initially encouraged others to pronounce it Jo-Anne Crawford. In private, she liked to be referred to as Billie. Never liked the name "Crawford", saying to friend, actor William Haines that it sounded too much like "Crawfish". He replied that it was much better than "Cranberry," which became the nickname he used for Crawford for over 50 years.

She was a favorite model of Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks for their early experiments in animation ("The Hand Behind The Mouse," by Leslie Iwerks).

She was of French descent on her father's side, and Irish/Scottish/English descent on her mother's side.

Often wore shoulder pads.

Has once said that Clark Gable was the only man she had ever loved.

Personal Quotes Wore gardenias everywhere. "I had great bowls of gardenias all over my house. But unfortunately I’d have to throw them away about an hour after I’d put them on. They just turned brown. Nothing you can do about it. I just have too much body heat."

[In The Women (1939)] Norma Shearer made me change my costume sixteen times because every one was prettier than hers. I love to play bitches and she helped me in this part. Nobody can imitate me.

You can always see impersonations of Katharine Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe. But not me. Because I've always drawn on myself only.

(Crawford, criticizing Marilyn Monroe) Look, there's nothing wrong with my tits, but I don't go around throwing them in people's faces!

Send me flowers while I'm alive. They won't do me a damn bit of good after I'm dead.

Not that anyone cares,but there's a right and wrong way to clean a house.

Contracted by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Member of the Board of Pepsi
American Cancer Society
Endorsement of American Tobacco Company Lucky Strike cigarettes
Endorsement of Liggett Group Chesterfield cigarettes
Endorsement of R. J. Reynolds Camel cigarettes
Oscar for Best Actress 1946 for Mildred Pierce
Hollywood Walk of Fame 1750 Vine St.
Kentucky Colonel
Huguenot Ancestry
Risk Factors: Smoking, Claustrophobia

Mommie Dearest

Have always loved this wrap around staircase!

Closet Inspired by Mommie Dearest