Joan Crawford photographed by George Hurrell, 1929. @Deidra Brocké Wallace. Many of the actresses on this page went on to achieve major success in films. However, the dumbbells, the cry babies & the evil sirens who populated the movies after 1934 were the result of a Code that did not approve of assertive, free, happy women.

American actress Joan Crawford - wearing a dress decorated with feathers. (Photo by George Hurrell/John Kobal Foundation/Getty Images)

Joan Crawford (03-23-1904 - 05-10-1977) born Lucille Fay LeSueur in San Antonio, TX was an American film and television actress who started as a dancer and stage chorine. Cause of death, heart attack.

Joan Crawford - born Lucille Fay LeSueur in San Antonio, TX was an American film and television actress who started as a dancer and stage chorine. Cause of death, heart attack.

1934 Joan Crawford - Photo by George Hurrell - http://georgehurrell.com/

Joan Crawford - Hurrell shot all the major stars at MGM. Joan Crawford, one of the studio's leading ladies, became another muse of Hurrell's. He shot 33 portrait sessions with her. "I photographed Crawford literally thousands of times," Hurrell said.

Joan Crawford in an Adrian design for the 1934 movie Sadie Mckee - I liked her in this era before she got too extreme with the eyebrows.

American costume designer Adrian, "High fashion on film". Here Joan Crawford in a Adrian gown.

1962. Publicity for 'What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?'

Bette Davis and Joan Crawford in a 1962 publicity photo for "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

Joan Crawford, 1932 wearing an Adrian gown. http://www.coletterie.com/fashion-history/adrian-image-maker

10 Influential Fashion Designers You've Probably Never Heard Of

Joan Crawford, “Letty Lynton”, 1932 Photographer: George Hurrell Dress by Adrian

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