1 hr 9 min

Episode 235: Hoes of History: Joan Crawford The Homance Chronicles

    • History

Joan Crawford was an Oscar-winning actress, dancer and executive. Joan Crawford's extraordinary career encompassed over 45 years and some 80 films. Joan was born Lucille Fay LeSueur and had a rough childhood. Her father left before she was one-year-old, so she had to work to survive instead of focus on school.
That didn't deter her from following her dreams of becoming a dancer and actress. She moved to Hollywood around 20 years old and her career took off fairly quickly. Unfortunately, it fizzled after only 6 years, but she is the comeback queen. She was in the Top Ten earners in the U.S. at one point. Joan couldn't escape being milked for money by her family though.
She ultimately got married four times and adopted 4(ish) children. She eventually took home an Oscar later in her career. She was a hustler until the day she died. Her first two children didn't have many nice words to say about her. Her oldest daughter, Christina, wrote the 1978 memoir Mommie Dearest, which paints an abusive and uncontrollable picture of Joan as a mother. At the end of the day, despite what has been said, Joan Crawford is an icon and a legend. 
Get your Homance apparel: etsy.com/shop/nicolebonneville
Follow us on IG: @homance_chronicles
Connect with us: linktr.ee/homance
Send us a Hoe of History request: homancepodcast@gmail.com

Joan Crawford was an Oscar-winning actress, dancer and executive. Joan Crawford's extraordinary career encompassed over 45 years and some 80 films. Joan was born Lucille Fay LeSueur and had a rough childhood. Her father left before she was one-year-old, so she had to work to survive instead of focus on school.
That didn't deter her from following her dreams of becoming a dancer and actress. She moved to Hollywood around 20 years old and her career took off fairly quickly. Unfortunately, it fizzled after only 6 years, but she is the comeback queen. She was in the Top Ten earners in the U.S. at one point. Joan couldn't escape being milked for money by her family though.
She ultimately got married four times and adopted 4(ish) children. She eventually took home an Oscar later in her career. She was a hustler until the day she died. Her first two children didn't have many nice words to say about her. Her oldest daughter, Christina, wrote the 1978 memoir Mommie Dearest, which paints an abusive and uncontrollable picture of Joan as a mother. At the end of the day, despite what has been said, Joan Crawford is an icon and a legend. 
Get your Homance apparel: etsy.com/shop/nicolebonneville
Follow us on IG: @homance_chronicles
Connect with us: linktr.ee/homance
Send us a Hoe of History request: homancepodcast@gmail.com

1 hr 9 min

Top Podcasts In History

Rachel Maddow Presents: Ultra
Rachel Maddow, MSNBC
The Rest Is History
Goalhanger Podcasts
Black History, For Real
Wondery
Throughline
NPR
American Scandal
Wondery
American History Tellers
Wondery