by Holt, Rinehart and Winston .
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||372|
Mama Dearest by E. Lynn Harris is the final known book by the famous author, who recently passed away. Avid fans waited with anticipation and in many ways they are given what they want. Mr. Harris has brought back, uber-diva, Yancey. Though she is a bit hard on her luck, she is still playing the system and has amazing belief in her talents and /5(). Dearest Mama book. Read 3 reviews from the world's largest community for readers/5. Directed by Frank Perry. With Faye Dunaway, Diana Scarwid, Steve Forrest, Howard Da Silva. The abusive and traumatic adoptive upbringing of Christina Crawford at the hands of her mother, screen queen Joan Crawford, is depicted/10(K). This reading group guide for Mama Dearest by E. Lynn Harris includes an introduction, discussion questions, and ideas for enhancing your book club. The suggested questions are intended to help your reading group find new and interesting angles and topics for your ed on: J
Mama Dearest by E Lynn Harris Published by User, 10 years ago The book was a page turner. i couldn't put it down. it was great to see characters from the past revisit this story since I assume it will be his last book.5/5(5). Mommie Dearest is a American docudrama depicts Christina Crawford's adoptive mother, actress Joan Crawford as an abusive and manipulative mother who hurt her adopted children. Starring Faye Dunaway, Mara Hobel, and Diana Scarwid, the film was directed by Frank Perry and adapted for the screen by Robert Getchell, Tracy Hotchner, Frank Perry, and Frank Yablans from the Music by: Henry Mancini. This reading group guide for Mama Dearest by E. Lynn Harris includes an introduction, discussion questions, and ideas for enhancing your book club. The suggested questions are intended to help your reading group find new and interesting angles and topics for your discussion/5(87). Based on Christina Crawford's scandalous tell-all memoir, Mommie Dearest paints a portrait of a Joan Crawford the public never knew. The film portrays Crawford as .
The character of Carol Ann is a compilation of Joan's longtime secretaries and nannies. The actress who played the nanny "Carol Ann" kept a journal during filming Mommie Dearest and later published it as a tell-all book called 'The Mommie Dearest Diary' by Rutanya Alda. Surprisingly, one emerges from Mommie Dearest with more sympathy for the monstrous but intensely vulnerable Crawford than for her whining . The problem with Mommie Dearest, both Christina Crawford’s book and the movie, is that rather than reveal the real, whole person, they flattened Joan Crawford down into . Rutanya Alda (above, right), who played Joan's long-suffering assistant, Carol Ann, came out with her own tell-all book last year about the production: "The 55%.