The Best of Everything

              A Joan Crawford Encyclopedia







I wanted to be famous, just to make the kids who'd laughed at me feel foolish.

I wanted to be rich, so I'd never have to do

the awful work my mother did and live

at the bottom of the barrelever.

And I wanted to be a dancer because I loved to dance...


Maybe the illusions, the daydreams,

made life more tolerable, but I always knew, whether I was in school or working

in some damned dime store, that I'd make it.

(Funny, but I never had any ambition whatsoever to become an actress.)