Joan Crawford character jug produced by Don Barclay of Hollywood, California, circa 1940. Joan Crawford, born Lucille Fay LeSueur (1908 - 1977) was an American actress. Starting her career as a dancer in traveling theatrical companies, she debuted on Broadway and then moved into movies. By the 1930s, Crawford's fame rivaled MGM colleagues Norma Shearer and Greta Garbo. Crawford became one of Hollywood's most prominent movie stars and one of the highest paid women in the United States. Crawford starred in Mildred Pierce (1945), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. She continued acting in film and television regularly through the 1960s, when her performances became fewer. Crawford withdrew from public life and became more and more reclusive until her death in 1977. The Oscar for her role in Mildred Pierce forms the handle of the jug. However, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences did not like the way the Oscar was portrayed, so few of these jugs were produced. This is one of a series of jugs produced by Barclay called Hollywood Mugs.
Hollywood Mugs by Barclay