Today would be the legendary Joan Crawford's 108th birthday. Crawford was one of the most famous movie stars — and highest paid women — in the late 1920s and 1930s, and F. Scott Fitzgerald once called her "the best example of the flapper, the girl you see in smart night clubs, gowned to the apex of sophistication, toying iced glasses with a remote, faintly bitter expression, dancing deliciously, laughing a great deal, with wide, hurt eyes. Young things with a talent for living."

She was also, it has to be said, allegedly terrifying. Say it with me: NO...WIRE...HANGERS...EVER!!! And have a lovely night.