Saturday, May 12, 2007
The Real Fans of Joan Crawford
A bit weird to me how so many online "Joan fans" can proclaim their fandom so adamantly, yet... don't show up when the chips are down. There's an awful lot of blathering out there.
For instance, the "Best of Everything" Joan website just took up a collection for contributions to a fund to have flowers delivered to Joan's grave on this May 10, the 30th anniversary of her death. $218 was collected, which purchased a 3-dozen red-rose bouquet that was delivered to her grave this May 10. (Of the $218, the contributions ranged from $3 to $50.)
When I traveled to Joan's Ferncliff crypt in Hartsdale this past Thursday, May 10, I expected to see other flower tributes to her there other than the one sent from the "Best of Everything" website... And I'd just recently read an online proclamation from Joan's grandson Casey, who said he'd be going out to Ferncliff to pay respects... I thought there would have been the "Best of Everything" rose tribute, plus many other individual tributes. Not so. Where were you, all you allegedly hard-core Joan fans? You couldn't even have come up with money for a $10 bouquet of daisies?
The bouquet sent from the "Best of Everything" site was the only flower arrangement there. Where were the contributions from the other Joan fans and family members?
A sad reflection on Joan's own family, but definitely a happy reflection on her fans who remember and respect her.