|Plot Summary of Joan Crawford: Hollywood Martyr|
|"The book has already been optioned for a movie as it is far removed from Christina Crawford's dare I say much-invented account of her mother. The husbands are all there, most of them gay, as are the lovers. Joan was the quintessential fag-hag. She loved her gay fans, indeed she loved most of her fans more than her husbands and lovers of both sexes.
She also liked it rough, wanting the latest lover to break into the house...and often get injured in the process..and take her by force."
David Bret, Resident Scholar
|"This is an unauthorized,sexually explicit biography of Joan Crawford. The author bases his "Information" on a close friendship with Marlene Dietrich in her later years. Since she and Miss Crawford never made a film together and had little or no contact with one another during their careers in Hollywood, as well as the fact that they were movie queen rivals, his source is not one that I would consider reliable. There is NOTHING in this book that is anything more than the rumors and conjecture that have always followed Miss Crawford's life.
Not only is the book boring, as it unfolds through the chronolgy of the plots of her movies, but the author focuses more on his own personal lusting for the hunky gay men that he purports Gable, Georger Cukor ,the first three husbands of Crawford's, and virtually every silent film star and director to be. Miss Crawford seems to have had sex with every man, woman, and child that she metin Hollywood, with the exception of Lassie, and that is questionable.
Elissa Hadley Conklin, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Joan Crawford: Hollywood Martyr|
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Taboo Sex Story?
Kind of sex:
- really kinky sex!!!!
Story of entertainer?
- Movie Drama Actor
Subject of Biography
- long lived adults
- emotionally unstable
Biography of famous person?
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
- hard edged
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Very much smarter than other people
- very athletic
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 5 ()
- Pacific NW
- Fancy Mansion
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Book makes you feel?
Is book humorous?
If humorous, kind of humor
- eccentric personalities
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript. of nude males (the big P)
- male homosexuals doing their thing
- descript of kissing
- use of artificial tools
- actual description of hetero sex
- main character serviced by prostitute
- main character services as prostitute
Lot of foul language?
Commentary on society?
- a lot of play on words
- a lot of flashback and forwards
Writer's slant towards subject:
- very favorable
- very unfavorable
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of nearly entire life
- story of set of events during life
Is this a biography of several people?
If this is a kid's book:
- Age 16-Adult
- A few 1-5 B&W
How much dialogue in bio?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
- little dialog
A LOT of info about personal vices?
Lot of titilating info about love life?
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 76%-100% of book
How much is philosophy rather than life story?
- 26-50% of book
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