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May 10, 2017

Episode 322: Mommie Dearest (1981)

Special Guests: Rutanya Alda, Justin Bozung
Guest Co-Hosts: Terry Frost, Joshua Grannell

Based on the scandalous memoir by , Frank Perry's Mommie Dearest (1981) gave the world a powerhouse performance by Faye Dunaway as Joan Crawford.

On this episode of The Projection Booth, Joshua Grannell and Terry Frost join Mike to discuss the movie and its reception. Guests this episode include actress Rutanya Alda who gives a behind-the-scenes account of the shooting of the film and Justin Bozung who is currently writing a book about director Frank Perry.

Don't fuck with us, fellas, this isn't our first rodeo...

Download Episode Now:

Buy Mommie Dearest on DVD
Buy The Mommie Dearest Diary: Carol Ann Tells All by Rutanya Alda
Buy Mommie Dearest by Christina Crawford
Buy Looking for Gatsby by Faye Dunaway
Buy Bette & Joan: The Divine Feud by Shaun Considine
Buy Survivor by Christina Crawford
Read Roger Ebert's review of Mommie Dearest
Read about Joan Crawford being Box Office Poison
Visit the Concluding Chapter of Crawford website
Listen to the You Must Remember This episode on Mommie Dearest
Will Faye Dunaway talk about Mommie Dearest in her next memoir?
Visit the official Peaches Christ website
Visit the Paleo Cinema website
Visit the Martian Drive-In Podcast

"Main Title" - Henry Manicini
"Uncle Daddy" - Henry Mancini
"Joan Crawford" - Blue Oyster Cult
"Mildred Pierce" - Sonic Youth



  1. http://snltranscripts.jt.org/78/78imommy.phtml

    1. One of the funniest sketches and one of my favs. from the original SNL. Sorry I couldn't find a video version.

    2. I am kind of amazed at, even reading the transcript, the whole skit comes back to me again.

  2. À propos CRAWFORD-DAVIES animosities;
    there's a radio play on BBC4extra
    'Bette & Joan & Baby-Jane'
    available for anyone (w/ internet access) to listen
    for next 4weeks