It was a pretty effective way of showing how batshit insane Joan Crawford was (allegedly), since it was ultimately her own damn fault if her kids had wire hangers in their closets. It’s not like a seven-year-old girl could go out shopping on her own to stock her closets, after all.
Actually, I’d be happy if he used ANY kind of hanger.
Thank you, **Aithele ** (dearest). You rock! So does Faye Dunaway. You hardly ever get to see that kind of scenery-chewing any more.
Good point, Scrivener. Hell, it looks like the poor kid couldn’t even have reached the top hanging rod.
To the extent I’ve thought about this at all, I thought perhaps it might have been a domestic or someone who picked up the clothes at the cleaners on wire hangers, then Christina was responsible for hanging them up and knew she was supposed to change the hangers but didn’t.
Either that, or the helper hung them directly in the closet without Christina knowing.
I’d say its likely the latter, she was simply looking for an excuse to fly off the handle and found one. My Ex was raised in that kind of household, it was really very sad. There were all of these little rules that she had to obey, which her mother usually broke and then blamed on the kids.
Its very likely the reason that my Ex went as crazy as she did. I’ve never seen or heard of that clip before, but I’ve seen a similar scene played out live before, many many times.