I vowed not to announce anymore blogathons until my ‘Second Annual Barrymore Trilogy Blogathon’ concludes in August, but when the opportunity arose and a very special person brought the idea forward to me about hosting a blogathon dedicated to Joan Crawford, I just couldn’t resist and automatically I had to jump on the band wagon.

Joan Crawford is and always will be one of my favorite actresses. For years I have been enthralled by her inimitable on-screen performances and enchanted by her numerous charitable work and her amiable persona that she displayed off-screen. Sadly Joan’s stature has been tarnished and overshadowed by Christina Crawford, and her child abuse allegations, which is a shame, because Joan Crawford had an illustrious body of work that unfortunately has been dismissed in recent years.

Usually I only host blogathons dedicated to a specific person on their birthday or death anniversary, but after taking the formidable events that have occurred after Joan’s passing in 1977 into consideration, the idea of hosting a blogathon in Joan’s honor was born. It’s only fair that classic movie enthusiast bloggers coalesce and give Joan her due. She deserves much more than what she has attained in previous years.



1. Bloggers are more than welcome to write about any film or topic relating to Joan’s life and career. However I am not allowing any posts relating to “Mommie Dearest” or the false accusations regarding child abuse. There are a wealth of topics and a plethora of films to choose from without having to take a detour into the negative aspects.

2. Due to Joan’s extensive body of work and a diverse range of topics, I will be allowing no more than three duplicate entries. Usually I only allow two posts on the same subject, but this time I’m going to be fair.

3. The Blogathon will be held on July 28th – 30th, 2016. Please send your posts into me on any one of those days.

4.  To express your interest in participating in the blogathon, leave a comment on my blog, along with the name and URL of your blog, and the subject you wish to cover, or you can always register by email at: For those of you who wish to register by email, please be sure to include the name and URL of your blog along with the topic you wish to cover. Once you get confirmation, please spread the word about this blogathon by advertising the event on your blog. Below are a few banners. Please help yourself to one of the banners and display it on your blog.

This is for you Joan, where ever you may be





In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood: Possessed ( 1947 ) and Joan Crawford and Alfred Steele

Leave It To Beaverhausen: Female On The Beach ( 1955 )

The Wonderful World Of Cinema: Autumn Leaves ( 1956 )

The Cinematic Frontier: Mildred Pierce ( 1945 )

 Wolffian Classic Movies Digest: Humoresque ( 1946 )

B Noir Detour: Joan Crawford and Film Noir

Karavansara: Strange Cargo ( 1940 )

Critica Retro: Letty Lynton ( 1932 )

Back To Golden Days: Dancing Lady ( 1933 )

Silver Screenings: Reunion In France ( 1942 )

Pop Culture Reverie: Possessed ( 1931 )

Old Hollywood Films: Mannequin ( 1938 ) Sudden Fear ( 1952 )

The Midnight Drive-In: Reunion In France ( 1942 )

Speak Easy: Queen Bee ( 1955 )

Portraits By Jenni: Above Suspicion ( 1943 )

Pop Culture Pundit: Mildred Pierce ( 1945 )

Once Upon A Screen: Possessed ( 1931 )

A Shroud Of Thoughts: Grand Hotel ( 1932 ) and Strait Jacket ( 1964 )

The Concluding Chapter Of Crawford: Joan Crawford in the 1960’s

MIB’S Instant Headache: Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? ( 1962 )

Lauren Champkin: Dance Fools Dance ( 1931 )

The Old Hollywood Garden: Johnny Guitar ( 1954 )

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog: Tramp, Tramp, Tramp ( 1926 )

Real Weedgie Midget: The Man From Uncle/ The Karate Killers ( 1967 )

Le Cinema Dreams: Joan Crawford’s performance in “Berserk” ( 1967 )

Goose Pimply All Over: Humoresque ( 1946 )

Smitten Kitten Vintage: Rain ( 1932 )

Finding Franchot: The Bride Wore Red ( 1937 )

Little Bits Of ClassicsTramp, Tramp, Tramp ( 1926 )

Christina Wehner: The Unknown ( 1927 )

The Cinematic Catharsis: Strait Jacket ( 1964 )

365 Days, 365 Classics: Johnny Guitar ( 1954 )

Phyllis Loves Classic Movies: Joan Crawford’s clothes closet and Joan’s fashion

The Cinema Penitentiary Diaries: The Best Of Everything ( 1959 )

Taking Up Room: Grand Hotel ( 1932 ) and Mildred Pierce ( 1945 )

The Stop Button: Love On The Run ( 1936 )

Cinema Fanatic: The quest to complete Joan’s entire filmography

Way Too Damn Lazy To Write A Blog: The Women ( 1939 )

Bunny Bun’s Classic Movie Blog: The Unknown ( 1927 )

Defiant Success: A Woman’s Face ( 1941 )

Film Grimoire: Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? ( 1962 )

Douglas Fairbanks Jr. Prince Of Hollywood: Our Modern Maidens ( 1929 )

LA Explorer: Forsaking All Others ( 1934 )

Movie Rob: The Story Of Esther Costello ( 1957 ), Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? ( 1962 ) and The Bride Wore Red ( 1937 )

Recap Retro: Joan Crawford in Night Gallery ( 1969 )

The Flapper Dame: Daisy Kenyon ( 1947 )

Shadows And Satin: Dance Fools Dance ( 1931 )

Mildred’s Fat Burgers: Our Dancing Daughters ( 1928 )

The Grrr Can’t Help It: Harriet Craig ( 1950 )

It’s A Beautiful Day: Susan and God ( 1940 )

Stars and Letters: Correspondence from Joan Crawford

Classic Film: Flickers Of Silver and Gold: I Live My Life ( 1935 )

Movie Classics: The Damned Don’t Cry ( 1950 )

Silver Screen Modes: Joan Crawford and Adrian

Blind Curious: Joan Crawford on the radio

Apocalypse Later: Letty Lynton ( 1932 )



  1. What about “Strange Cargo” (1940)?
    Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, escaped convicts, the jungle, adventure and drama galore.
    Just the thing for Karavansara, don’t you think?


  2. The perfect double feature for this would be “Berserk!” and “Strait-Jacket”. Unfortunately I don’t own either of them, and the window of opportunity is too short to hope to get them before the due date. (I’m not currently on Netflix.)

    But fear not. I have one of the most extensive John Wayne collections extant. And Crawford starred with Wayne in a movie called “Reunion in France” (1942)
    I’ll go with that one.


  3. And I vowed not to join any more blogathons for July so I could work on my three history project blogathon posts… so much for that 😉 I’ll let you know in a couple of days what I want to write about!


      1. I’d like to write about Crawford’s Clothes Closet. I just read about her in Star Style and the amount of clothes she had was ridiculous!!!!


  4. cant believe i missed ur animal film blogathon… just watched the perfect movie for it today 😦

    I’m in for this one. gimme a few days to think of a topic tho

    Thanks for the update as always!


  5. Hello, I gave it some thought and decided to sign up with a film I’ve been intending to watch for a long time. I’d love to write about Tramp Tramp Tramp, even if I haven’t known before that it starred Joan Crawford 🙂


  6. Hi, thanks for the invite! Would it be alright if I wrote about my quest to finish Joan’s filmography? I’ve seen 69 of her films – everything from the 30s, 40s, 50s – and am only missing 3 from the 60s and 13 from the 20s.


  7. The Flapper Dame

    Hi Crystal- can I change my mind about joining? 🙂 I’d really like to watch and write about Daisy Kenyon if it’s alright! Thanks- Emily!!!


  8. This will be interesting as I’m not a fan of Joan Crawford, or should I say, I have seen little of her work, e.g. Whatever…., Beserk…Mildred Pierce…and the Night Gallery. I would like to do, “Susan and God,” It’s got Frederick March, and Nigel Bruce! Should be interesting

    My current address is: and it’s called, It’s A Beautiful Day.
    Thank you for the invite.


  9. Hi! I’d like to do I Live My Life — which I assume is still free because everybody seems to hate it! I like it, however; besides Joan and the adorable young Brian Aheris there is a script with bits by Joseph L. Mankiewitz and a wonderful (as always) performance by Frank Morgan.


  10. Thanks for the invite! Sure, I’ll happily take a look at Letty Lynton, given that we were talking precodes, as its the only one of Joan’s that I haven’t seen from 1932 and 1933 and it has an interesting history that I’ll enjoy exploring. I see that Cinema Retro is covering it too, but that two are allowed to share a title.

    My blog is Apocalypse Later at


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