Published October 15, 1932
One of the brightest stars of Hollywood's golden age, actress Joan Crawford won an Academy Award 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., frequently appeared in the society pages. Edward Steichen's black and white portrait of Crawford, wearing a black velvet evening dress by Elsa Schiaparelli, appeared in the October 15, 1932, Vogue.
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