Hollywood Classics Joan Crawford Oil Painting Portrait

Joan Crawford
Vintage Hollywood unforgettable stars.
Beloved and despised and one of the great emotional actresses of the 20th Century.

This is an original oil painting
24 inches tall and 12 inches wide and Museum canvas depths (2 3/8 inches).
( 60.96 x 30.48 x 6 cm )

Her career lasted from 1925 until 1970, Nobody really knows when she was born but mostly likely it was 1906. Her real name was Lucille LeSueur. She grew up mostly poor, dirt poor you may say, with a very unstable youth in San Antonio, Texas, Lawton, Oklahoma, and Kansas City, Missouri. here and there father figures, her mother tried to make ends meet by doing laundry. 

She was discovered when she worked as a dancer and received a contract by MGM in 1925. 


It was a surprise to me was that she was only 5'3 inches. A very petite girl. She had red hair and freckles and big eyes and of course a big mouth. Most of her movie career took place during the black and white silver screen days so hair colors wasn't so much an issues for her.

Clark Gable starred with her eight times and when Gable's wife Carole Lombard died in a plane crash in 1942 Joan took over her roles in "They All Kissed the Bride"  she donated her salary to the American Red Cross. Read more about her on Biography.com
She won an Oscar for her role as Mildred Pierce (1945)

A must see is "Sudden Fear" from 1952 a film Noir thriller directed by David Miller.
Watch the trailer


This is an original oil painting
24 inches tall and 12 inches wide and Museum canvas depths (2 3/8 inches).
( 60.96 x 30.48 x 6 cm )