Published July 1, 1931
One of the brightest stars of Hollywood's golden age, Joan Crawford won an Oscar for her performance in Mildred Pierce and was nominated twice more, for Possessed and Sudden Fear. She and her first husband, actor Douglas Fairbanks Jr., made frequent appearances in the society pages. This photograph of a sunny-looking Crawford, which appeared in the July 1931 Vanity Fair, was taken by Cecil Beaton.
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