Society seems to relish a simplistic garish caricature rather than the more complicated story of this woman's life, and her legacy is tarnished. The following are shots of Joan in her prime as a young star in Hollywood. Thanks to "Mommie Dearest", a masterfully camp performance by Faye Dunaway & the vindictive words of her daughter Christina - it's an image too easily forgotten.
With Clark Gable
With gal pal Barbara Stanwyck
No matter her faults, and the subsequent bizarre hardening of her face into the 1940s, there was never another to match young Joan, I'm very fond of her!
Have a fabulous Saturday!