For Film Friday this week I wanted to blog about the cult classic, Mommie Dearest, the biographical film about Joan Crawford, played by Faye Dunaway, and her turmoil relationship with her adopted daughter Christina. Whilst she might be the mother of your nightmares, her house is a classic Hollywood dream.
A sneak peak of the house here shows off its classic colonial style exterior, and the house used for the film is located in the heart of Los Angeles and has the same airs and graces that most properties in the land of the rich and famous have.
The all white marble mansion is typical Hollywood and the perfect house for a Hollywood starlet, the grand stairway in the house creates the perfect combination of elegance and intimidation that most Hollywood homes project.
The luxurious walk in wardrobe is shown-off here, looking more like a shop than just one person’s closet! I just love this oversized, cream silk chaise lounge that is located in the walk in, it screams all things debauched and lavish in the most fantastic way.
Running with the same theme and style, Joan’s bed is almost a futuristic marvel, it’s completely over the top, and is perfectly fitting for her drama queen nature, I especially love the huge silk bolster pillows!
I’m even slightly envious for her daughter Christina’s four poster bed, (though less so over all that pink!)
After a sea of white marble in the interior, these blue lounge chairs are rather striking and create a beautiful effect scattered around the poolside.
The beautiful use of windows and glass panelling in this house creates an air of modern sophistication, even if it is all a little too much and perhaps unrealistic living quarters, but as with all LA mansions there’s a certain level of theatrics and overzealousness when it comes to the architecture and interiors. But the grandeur and the drama of this house are what makes it the perfect companion for the wild and dangerous nature of the lady living it in.