X is for X Factor: What Joan Had


Have you ever looked at someone so deeply and wonder why you’re so amazed by him/her?


Yeah, that’s how I feel about Joan. All. The. Time.


I know what her awesome qualities are that made me love her very much, but still, there is this certain thing that ALWAYS makes me in awe of her.


Maybe it’s because… Joan. Had. IT.


Yes, I know what “it” stands, especially back in the good ol’ days. Haha. But in this post, that “it” means x-factor. It may be Joan’s ethereal beauty, admirable strength and determination, grand expression of gratitude to her fans, or the fact that she held on to her Hollywood stature for almost 50 years. I don’t really know… I guess no one will ever know.


But I’ll tell you what I know: no one can look at Joan andĀ not be mesmerized every time. That’s the way it is. šŸ˜‰


Happy blogging (and fangirling!)


(Photos from Joan Crawford Best)

U is for Underneath the Makeup: Joan’s Freckles


I think it shocks people to see how many freckles I have. I’ve never counted them. I tried, but I lost count.

– Joan Crawford

Joan’s beauty is incredible… and I’m not even exaggerating. Haha. When you look at her photos, it’s impossible not to be mesmerized and enchanted under an ineffableĀ spell.


But, underneath all that cosmetics on her face, lies an even more beautiful truth: Joan had freckles.


Lots of them.

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But to us (her fans), her freckles only made her more angelic and gorgeous.


What’s more, these tiny spots on her face constantly remind us that she was a human being, too, who possessed perfect imperfections.

Actress Joan Crawford Posing on Staircase

Her freckles are there to remind us that she was real… she existed.


To us, Joan is a queen. She is above there, not only literally, but also figuratively. We look up to her as if she had been wearing a sparkling crown all along. But when we see her freckles, we feel like her feet is still on the ground. They are an indication of her being real, her existence, and her similarities in all of us.


God, I love her freckles so much. How I wish she didn’t cover them up with makeup, but she had to because of her job. According to her, she didn’t want to be photographed under light as much as possible because of her freckles. Maybe she kinda hated her freckles. Oh well, we don’t!


Happy blogging (and fangirling!)


(Photos from Joan Crawford Best, Classic Film Scans and We All Had Faces Then)