Christina Crawford

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2013

    Christina Crawford Improves Her Stage Act

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    Christina Crawford: Mommie Dearest Killed Her Last Husband

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    Christina Crawford Has No Sympathy For Faye Dunaway

    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.

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2013

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

    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.

  • Columns

    March 6, 2013

    Drag Queens and Gay Sex Back on Broadway Where They Belong!

    In Kinky Boots, Lola's straight! No, gay! But sexless!

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2012

    Moose Murders Author Is Bringing The Legendary Flop Back! Here's All The Dish!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    Were Your Parents Proud Of You?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2011

    My Shocking Experience With Christina Dearest

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    Bette Davis vs. Joan Crawford: Two Shows About Them!

    ​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 >>

  • Columns

    September 29, 2009

    Gay Celebs Descend on Atlantic City!

    Out and about, and then back here to walk in Nancy Sinatra's boots.

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2008

    Blind Item Comedy Payola Shocker: Graft Isn't Funny

    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 >>