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  • "At M-G-M, if you were a woman you had to do the "Metro walk"--a peculiar exercise that ... required sucking in the stomach, squaring the shoulders, and stepping off with the right foot. Joan Crawford's labored but imperious progress across a room offers the definitive version of it."

    --David Denby, "Fallen Idols: Have Stars Lost Their Magic?" New Yorker, October 22, 2007

    August 26, 2008