howardhawkshollywoodannex: Joan Crawford and Z…

howardhawkshollywoodannex:

Joan Crawford and Zachary Scott in a publicity still for Mildred Pierce (1945).  Before Joan was cast, others considered included Ann Sheridan, Olivia deHavilland, Joan Fontaine, Barbara Stanwyck, Myrna Loy and Rosalind Russell.  Most of them didn’t want to play the mother of a teenage daughter, and they objected to the seedier elements of the story.

When Joan got the part, she frequently disagreed with Michael Curtiz who objected to Joan’s trying to glamorize her character, especially with shoulder pads.