Saying No to Undiluted Hokum

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Real Estate Agent with Red Rock Real Estate UT DRE# 6541633-SA00

Saying No to Undiluted Hokum

 

After watching several documentaries on Joan Crawford, I became curious as to why Mommie Dearest was written and filmed. Seems Christina, adopted daughter, carried much hate for her, revealing all in a #1 best selling book and movie. 

 

Many people are more than willing to believe in the worst of others and often do, once convincingly swayed. Imagine being unable to defend against a salacious book/movie designed to destroy your entire life's work and reputation.

 

According to several sources:

While Christina grew up, a solid wedge was driven between parent and child, though Joan, according to her close circle was a doting mother. Christina desired her mother's fame but fell short. She was angry, lacking what came naturally to Joan.

 

People loved Joan Crawford because she was very generous and kind to everyone, from her children to adoring fans, to stylists and wardrobe people, fellow actors/actresses, the directors of 80+ films. Her lengthy career spanned six decades. 

 

When Joan passed away in 1977, she left absolutely nothing to Christina. The movie, Mommie Dearest, sent shock-waves throughout America when released in theaters in 1981. "No wire hangers!" is still used as an example for Internet memes.

 

Interesting that Christina waited until her mother died to release the book and then several years later, the movie. Joan was unable to deny anything Christina put to paper or film. The twins (Christina's siblings) also discounted her sensational stories.

 

You may be wondering what this has to do with the real estate industry...As professionals, it is our duty to potential buyers and sellers to seek viable fact-based data. Clients depend on that and local insights to help guide them to informed decisions.

 

My Advice: Research subject matter thoroughly to initiate an informed conclusion based on facts, rather than following along with everyone else due to less resistance. The truth sets you free but lies will hold teller captive for the rest of time.

 

* Undiluted Hokum - movies and storylines, according to Joan that were not plausible. She refused to take roles in such ventures.

 

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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, preferred Real Estate Agent at Red Rock Real Estate and Fact Seeker | 90 E 100 S, St. George, Utah | 435.632.9374 or wanda@buynsellutah.com 

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Will Hamm
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Interesting Wanda,  I did not know much about Joan and the story of her and her daughter.

Oct 16, 2020 08:54 AM #1
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Wanda,

And so it goes, lots of stories have been told by children who perceived themselves as victims.  We do not pay attention to any of that stuff, and we lived in Los Angeles we heard many stories from the celeb kids...some were true and some were not.  For whatever reason they are told, it did not matter, because all this is just one slice of life among the many slices out there.  A

Oct 16, 2020 09:07 AM #2
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Rocky Dickerson
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Very true Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! and of course we might also pull something else from this... no wire hangers when showing a house (Sorry my warped sense of humor had to go there)

Oct 16, 2020 11:10 AM #3
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
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Had not heard about the book or movie about Joan. I did know my parents liked her movies.

Oct 16, 2020 11:37 AM #4
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Hi Wanda- I knew very little about Joan Crawford until the movie came out. It's a shame but that movie informed my impression of Joan Crawford. You're right, we need to always seek the facts. 

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Well, now you do and if you are still curious Will Hamm, do some research on the movies she made and the documentaries that were done

Oct 16, 2020 08:18 PM #6
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While home during the shutdown I had some time to spend researching things that I have always been curious about Ron and Alexandra Seigel. Some childhoods are not ideal but most people grow up to be productive people that refuse to blame everyone else for what they didn't have or didn't get!

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I have been blasted by a few agents who wanted things exactly their way Rocky Dickerson. Glad it doesn't happen often!

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She grew up poor, was driven and had an amazing strong work ethic, earning everything she had Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543. If more people had her self-motivation, they'd be very successful!

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That was always my impression as well about Joan Crawford prior to researching the book and movie Kathy Streib. Glad to get information from both sides - all sides actually. It changed the mindset!

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