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Trailers from Hell: Dan Ireland on Faye Dunaway's Joan Crawford in 'Mommie Dearest'

Photo of Trailers From Hell By Trailers From Hell | Thompson on Hollywood July 6, 2012 at 12:11PM

"Joan Crawford Week!" concludes at Trailers from Hell with producer-director Dan Ireland's introduction to Frank Perry's Razzie winner "Mommie Dearest," starring Faye Dunaway as ferocious momma Crawford.
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Faye Dunaway as Joan Crawford in "Mommie Dearest"
Faye Dunaway as Joan Crawford in "Mommie Dearest"

"Joan Crawford Week!" concludes at Trailers from Hell with producer-director Dan Ireland's introduction to Frank Perry's Razzie winner "Mommie Dearest," starring Faye Dunaway as ferocious momma Crawford.

"No wire hangers, ever!" Joan Crawford once noted in an early 70s interview that among current actresses only Faye Dunaway had "what it takes" to become a true star. Faye repaid the compliment by portraying Joan in this movie based on daughter Christina Crawford's tell-all book about the dysfunctional household she grew up in with her mercurial movie star mom. Despite its numerous "Razzie" awards for Worst Picture it's developed a rabid fan following over the years.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.