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bang! i'm joan crawford!

The latest edition feature a lengthy piece by myself on the subject of POSSESSED, a demented 1940s “womens’ picture” starring Joan Crawford. I urge you to grab the Ghost’s coat-tails as it soars overhead like the parachuting revellers from DeMille’s MADAME SATAN and hitch a ride on its glorious phantom rumble-seat.

Here is an brief extraction to whet appetites:

Possessed (dir. Curtis Bernhardt, starring

Joan Crawford) takes a long sultry look at

the hot topic of what the movie medicos

call ‘skizzo-phrenia’, an affliction

prevalent among frustrated career women.

There’s a perhaps unintended

encapsulation of the experience of the

mentally unorthodox right at the start as

Joan C wanders, with a broken walk, the

streets of L.A., which are dotted with such

things as a BRACK SHOP and another

establishment decorated with a sign which

reads METAL TAPES REPAIRED. We

nodded at this skilled evocation of the

world glimpsed through the eyes of the

psychically confused.

Experience Joan in all her dementia through Cairns-tinted glasses by subscribing to The Ghost With The Most. You know it makes sense.

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