Christina Crawford Has More Stories, And Will Tell Them In NYC

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In case you haven't heard (or maybe you did and blocked it out):

Just in time for Mother's Day, Christina Crawford will descend upon the heart of Manhattan to tell even more harrowing stories about her late mama, the shoulder-padded menace Joan Crawford.

Her show, Surviving Mommie Dearest, "features an award-winning bio-pic documentary covering 100 years of show-biz history and details the turbulent relationship between Christina and her movie legend mother. Complete with film clips and footage from forgotten 1940's home movies, Surviving Mommie Dearest is slated for a limited run of five performances, during the week of Mother's Day and will run off-Broadway at the Snapple Theater Center in Manhattan."

Christina will talk about the abuse she suffered as well as her road to recovery. She'll also field queries from the crowd, and naturally she will then sign books.

And all the gays of a certain age are currently getting their jackets off the (wooden) hanger and heading towards the Snapple place.

This isn't their first time at the rodeo.

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Christina's show opened and closed quickly in south Florida . . .  Tickets didn't sell very well.


Brother Christopher died in 2006 and Cindy Crawford died in 2007.  Cathy (Cindy's fraternal twin) is still living and given past history, would certainly disagree with everything Christina has to say. 


wonder what her brother and sisters have to say about her?


i feel i read about this "show" being performed (or maybe trying out) in south florida and critics showing its author/star the same respect the author/star showed her mother.

Anne_Thrax 1 Like

If it weren't for Joan and her supposed "abuse", Christina would have no income whatsoever.

SouthernDave 1 Like

Myrna Loy once acted with Christina in a production of "Barefoot in the Park," and allegedly said Christina was less than professional: "Even I wanted to slap her!"

Has Christina ever talked or written about Elvis? She worked with him in a movie called "Wild in the Country," written by (wait for it)  playwright Clifford Odets!

Elvis' leading ladies were Hope Lange, Millie Perkins and the fabulous Tuesday Weld, wrestling with Elvis over a spurting garden hose! Subtle symbolism, huh?


For God's sake - the woman is 73; isn't it sad she's never found anything in life to concentrate on in place of her bad relationship with her mother?  How many times can she try and flog her book and its tired tales (some perhaps true; some almost certainly invented or exaggerated) of childhood woe?  The only time I ever felt less than worshipful about the great Lypsinka was when she participated in one of Christina's freak shows years ago...

Used2BMelinda9 1 Like

@CafeMuscato I agree it's sad. Weren't the book and film revenge enough? I believe her abuse was real, but it's undignified and weird to keep harping on it for a check. And living well is the best revenge.



It's all part of the ongoing Joan Crawford legacy. As Stephen Boyd, playing Messala, said on his deathbed to Charleton Heston, as Judah, in Ben Hur about their lifelong conflict and anger: "It continues!"