THE CONCLUDING CHAPTER OF CRAWFORD
Sponsorship and Documentary
Network: PBS (America)
Duration: 50 minutes
Premiered: November 18th, 1969 at 8:00 pm
Synopsis: Joan serves as the hostess and narrator for this television documentary on actress Greta Garbo, which details Garbo's life and career, including her decent into anonymity. Many of Garbo's film clips are shown, including her first presence on film, which was in business advertisements.
This production was produced in the United Kingdom by Fred Burnley, and written by Alexander Walker, whom Joan met during her trip to England in the summer of 1969. Walker would later publish the book "Joan Crawford: The Ultimate Star" in 1983.
While this is a production for BBC-1 in England, Joan recorded her narration for this documentary in New York.
This was the first instance where MGM allowed the use of Greta Garbo film clips for use on television.
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Screenshots of the documentary's opening, and of Joan's appearance as narrator.