Joan Crawford, My Way of Life

1939 by Nickolas MurayCrawford, for example, could be her unabashedly eccentric self when telling readers to entertain while wearing a lovely gown (she often had her dressmaker fashion a matching turban and shoes). Or that hard chairs were perfectly fine for guests (“soft ones spread the hips”). Or that one should not serve a red vegetable next to a yellow one, which “looks unappetizing.”

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