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Most agree, Joan Crawford was an actress of supreme qualities. TCM played "The Story of Esther Costello" the other night and I was completely captivated enough to want to order that on DVD. I discovered the 4-DVD set from TCM/Sony of "Joan Crawford in the 1950s," which contains four dramatic flicks: Harriet Craig (1950); Queen Bee (1955); Autumn Leaves (1956); The Story of Esther Costello (1957). These have been digitally remastered are are available (around $40 for the set, and worth every penny). The Costello story reminded me very much of the Helen Keller story with Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke. Bancroft was at her best, and continues to rank as one of my top 10 actresses. Her cameo role in The Elephant Man, was also unforgettable.
When she started to play, Mr. Steinway came down and personally
rubbed his name off the piano. [Speaking about pianist &*$#@+#]
Yes a great actress imo--I was always amazed that a serious actress like her was married to a wild guy like Mel Brooks-there was a lovely film shown on PBS where Brooks discusses his marriage with her: Mel Brooks: Make a NoiseLance wrote: Bancroft was at her best, and continues to rank as one of my top 10 actresses. Her cameo role in The Elephant Man, was also unforgettable.
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters ... oise/2622/
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