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Both articles originally appeared in the Los Angeles Times


Saturday, September 5, 1925


Something in a Name at That

Cognomen of Actress Discarded

Lucile Le Sueur [sic] Will Now be Known to Film Fans as Joan Crawford


The metamorphosis of Lucile Le Sueur, motion picture actress, into Joan Crawford, motion picture actress, was announced yesterday by Harry Rapf at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Miss Le Sueur’s new screen name was selected by a conference of studio officials.

The old name, it was said, was considered too difficult. Very few knew how to spell it and even fewer how to pronounce it, and it was felt it was an obstacle to her success. Miss Le Sueur, under contract to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, just finished a picture in which she played opposite Jackie Coogan, having been loaned for the purpose.


October 25, 1925


Another Texas Girl Succeeds In Hollywood


"Another Texas girl has made good!”

That is often the exclamation In Hollywood when it is discovered that some rising young screen star has hailed from the Lone Star State. There are now more than a dozen of them, including Bebe Daniels and Corinne Griffith.

Joan Crawford is the latest recruit. Miss Crawford took the circuitous route via Kansas City and New York to find her way to California and film fame. She went to Kansas City to school and learn to dance and to New York City to venture upon the stage and into the Winter Garden show. She was given a screen contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer after they had made a film test of her and was sent to Culver City to engage in her film work.

Her success was Instantaneous and she went on and carved a name of distinction for herself and at present is being rewarded with the important role of Irene in Edmund Gouldlng's production, "Sally,  Irene and Mary"  for  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

Her innate understanding of film craft, her photographic features, and her ability to register personality on the screen are fully covered in "Another girl from Texas makes good."



[Thanks to Norman for both articles.]

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