This is what author, Donald Spoto, strives to accomplish with his Joan Crawford Biography titled, Possessed: The Life of Joan Crawford (published by Harper Collins). I was immediately intrigued by the title and found it very fitting for Ms. Crawford. This is because the word possessed has two very different definitions. Possessed is defined as: 1. Spurred or moved by a strong feeling, madness, or a supernatural power and 2. Poised or self possessed. Those are two very dynamic definitions and I think that's how Donald Spoto wanted to present Joan Crawford, a dynamic, possessed woman. (It should also be noted Joan Crawford also starred in a 1947 movie titled Possessed with Van Heflin, but I still like to think there's a deeper meaning to the title of this biography.)
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Oh and PS, great blog post about Joan: Joan Crawford arrives in Hollywood,
And PPS-- Thanks to Raquelle at Out of the Past I must disclose that I received this book from Harper Collins for the sole purpose of a review and for conducting a giveway. Best of luck to all who enter.