Wednesday, February 06, 2008

The worst Oscar-winning picture ever

Joan Crawford plays a self-sacrificing mother, a woman whom fate has singled out for a blow on the head with a sockful of wet sand.

In one memorable scene, Mildred--a real self-sacrificing ninny, who has stooped so low as to take a job as a waitress--comes home after a long day slinging hash to be comforted by the old family retainer, Butterfly McQueen.

Only in Hollywood would a humble waitress who works in a diner have live-in help.


Dick Stanley said...

That seems pretty normal, a waitress with a maid. I mean look at television. Don't all the low-income characters on the sitcoms always seem to live in 3,000 square foot houses?

miriam sawyer said...

You mean everyone doesn't live in a 3000 square foot house? Except the poor young people with starter jobs who live in really cute New York apartments on a salary of $20,000 a year?