A Joan Blondell Appreciation Post

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“If any actress best represents the snappy 1930s dame, it’s Joan Blondell. During that era she played a lively assortment of chorus girls, waitresses, golddiggers, reporters, and secretaries in a total of 53 movies, 44 of them for Warner Bros. ‘Yet, for all that overwork,’ Mick LaSalle writes in Complicated Women, ‘Blondell hardly ever had a false moment. Self-possessed, unimpressed, completely natural, always sane, without attitude of pretense…the greatest of the screen’s great broads. No one was better at playing someone both fun-loving yet grounded, ready for a great time, yet substantial, too.’” -Fifteen Tough Film Dames

I guess I was what they call a studio dame. The brilliant thing – making the front office aware that you’re the one in front of the camera, you’re the one who makes what people pay to see – I didn’t think that way. I never fought for better roles.” – Joan Blondell

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