FX’s Feud: Bette and Joan brought a fresh perspective to the desperation the public perceived when great film stars began appearing on TV shows in the late 50s and 60s. Legend status enjoyed during Hollywood heydays of the 30s and 40s was leveraged every so often by Joan Crawford and others through appearances on talk shows like Merv Griffin, variety shows, and dramatic playhouse style series.

Bryan Johnson, serious fan-scholar of Academy-Award winning actress Joan Crawford’s later career joins this segment to talk in depth about what the transition to TV meant for the star and Hollywood women as a whole. Johnson’s work is found at The Concluding Chapter of Crawford and also on a Facebook page with that same name.

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Cynthia Bemis Abrams

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