When I saw it recently, Christina Crawford's presentation Surviving Mommie Dearest (at the Snapple Theater Center) was a little bizarre because the bulk of it involved her showing a documentary that includes lots of her facing the camera and telling stories about mama, Joan Crawford. Christina saunt ... More >>
I've written about how at an event years ago, Christina Crawford suggested that mommie dearest Joan Crawford killed her last hubby, Pepsi head Alfred Steele, but Christina didn't get to elaborate as to just what she meant by that. When I cornered her after her talk to ask for some expansion on the ... More >>
At her Surviving Mommie Dearest show last night, Christina Crawford took questions from the audience, so I raised my little hand and said, "Faye Dunaway was always embarrassed by Mommie Dearest..." "She should," interjected Christina, sharply.
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.
In Kinky Boots, Lola's straight! No, gay! But sexless!
If Carrie the Musical can crawl back through the wreckage, why not Moose Murders? The 1983 Broadway flop was a door-slamming, bad-taste comedy set in a mountain lodge full of nefarious, low-level show biz types, and I actually sort of enjoyed it. But the critics went savage on the show and it clos ... More >>
Are they still? I'm sure the answer is yes, unless you're Christina Crawford. But we often convince ourselves that our parents weren't really supportive of us because it's easier to fall into a self-victimizing frame of mind that plays into our I-wasn't-loved-enough-as-a-child shtick. We lose sig ... More >>
In 1998, Christina Crawford, renowned author of the legendary revenge memoir Mommie Dearest, came to Town Hall to sell copies of the new edition of her book after being interviewed onstage by critic Rex Reed. In that Q&A, she graciously reiterated all the awful things Mommie did to her as we wept i ... More >>
Well, there have been two Alien vs. Predators, so why the hell not? And the battling Hollywood battleaxes are ripe for dramatization, their every bitchy contention (like Bette's that she was a real actress while Joan was a mere movie star) begging to be pronounced on a legit stage. So somet ... More >>
Out and about, and then back here to walk in Nancy Sinatra's boots.
Jesus would donate to the AIDS charity For six whole weeks, a local comedy group has sent me (and I presume other press people) a getting-to-know-you gift every single day in hopes of grubbing some media notice. I'm talking 30 freakin' gifts! That's more than Christina Crawford had to give to child ... More >>