“A House of Gingerbread and Bells!” Or, the Night Joan Crawford Hypnotized America with a Fully-Orchestrated, Utterly Unintelligible, Six-Minute Dramatic Reading About “Little Children.” Or—Really, About Being Joan Crawford!

“A House of Gingerbread and Bells!” Or, the Night Joan Crawford Hypnotized America with a Fully-Orchestrated, Utterly Unintelligible, Six-Minute Dramatic Reading About “Little Children.” Or—Really, About Being Joan Crawford!

Joan Crawford and Bette Davis may have been better movie stars than they were mothers, but as FX’s Feud shows, relationships weren’t always so strained between these Oscar winners and their offspring.

Photos of Joan Crawford and Bette Davis with Their Children

Joan Crawford and Bette Davis may have been better movie stars than they were mothers, but as FX’s Feud shows, relationships weren’t always so strained between these Oscar winners and their offspring.

Great legs, really bitchy one-liners, technicolor & a really awful garish final musical number, make this a camp classic. Joan Crawford tried her hardest to sing, but was eventually dubbed. Hear her own voice on countless outtakes on the DVD extras. TORCH SONG 1953 original vintage still (detail) (minkshmink collection)

Great legs, really bitchy one-liners, technicolor & a really awful garish final musical number, make this a camp classic. Joan Crawford tried her hardest to sing, but was eventually dubbed. Hear her own voice on countless outtakes on the DVD extras. TORCH SONG 1953 original vintage still (detail) (minkshmink collection)

Photos: Joan Crawford and Bette Davis with Their Children | Vanity Fair

Photos of Joan Crawford and Bette Davis with Their Children

Photos: Joan Crawford and Bette Davis with Their Children | Vanity Fair

Joan Crawford - March 23, 1904 - May 10, 1977 born - Lucille Fay LaSueur So many think Joan only had Christina & Christopher. She actually had 5 children!

Joan Crawford - March 23, 1904 - May 10, 1977 born - Lucille Fay LaSueur So many think Joan only had Christina & Christopher. She actually had 5 children!

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