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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Mommie Dearest – Screenplay Two-fer - posted by Don

First walk, don’t run, to The Concluding Chapter Of Crawford: A Comprehensive Research Guide To ​Joan Crawford’s Life & Career After 1960. Thanks, “John” for the heads up on this. The site is chalk full of some great historical info on Joan Crawford including several scripts of films that Joan Crawford as in or were related to Joan Crawford, like…

Mommie Dearest – April 28, 1980 first draft script by Tracy Hotchner (based on the book “Mommie Deartest” by Chrstina Crawford) – hosted by: The Concluding Chapter Of Crawford – in html format

The abusive and traumatic adoptive upbringing of Christina Crawford at the hands of her mother, screen queen Joan Crawford, is depicted.

This draft was written during the period of time when actress Anne Bancroft was assigned to portray Joan Crawford. While several key scenes in this draft appears in the finished film, this version of the script is far-removed from the version ​filmed in 1981 with actress Faye Dunaway.​​

Mommie Dearest – December 22, 1980 shooting script by Frank Yablans & Frank Perry – hosted by: The Concluding Chapter Of Crawford – in html format

This draft was written following Faye Dunaway’s replacement of actress Anne Bancroft in the role of “Joan Crawford”. Prior to this draft, several screenplays had been written for the film, including drafts by Christina Crawford.

Information courtesy of imdb.com and The Concluding Chapter of Joan Crawford

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