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A Talk With Joan Crawford's Grandson

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Casey LaLonde is the grandson of Hollywood legend Joan Crawford. Having written the forewords for both "Joan Crawford: Her Life in Letters" and the upcoming "Joan Crawford: An Illustrated Filmography", Casey is working to restore his grandmother's good name and reputation. In the past years, there have been some negative stigmas attached to Ms. Crawford, most of which stem from her daughter Christina's book (and eventual movie) "Mommie Dearest". For those familiar with the book or movie, it's a slap in the face to a woman that has inspired, and continues to inspire many people. But to Joan Crawford's dedicated fans, it's a sad portrayal and an untrue representation. We had the chance to sit down with Casey and talk with him about his grandmother's legacy, her contributions, and setting the record straight about the allegations. Casey also talks about Joan's feud with Bette Davis and Norma Shearer, and how she transitioned in films over many decades.