Sunday, August 17, 2014

Joan Crawford, 1941

"She was the perfect image of the movie star and, as such, largely the creation of her own indomitable will. She had, of course, very remarkable material to work with: a quick native intelligence, tremendous animal vitality, a lovely figure and, above all, her face, that extraordinary sculptural construction of lines and planes, finely chiseled like the mask of some classical divinity from fifth-century Greece. It caught the light superbly, so that you could photograph her from any angle, and the face moved beautifully...." -- George Cukor, first published in the New York Times 5/22/77 and later read at her Los Angeles tribute, 6/24/77.

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