Looking for Mabel Normand

Madcap Mabel Normand

May 2016 - Marilyn Slater


My friend Joan has finally written about her special relationship with Theda Bara. At age five, the author met Bara and the actress became her mentor. This memoir is the story of their friendship.

Joan Craig lives in Burbank, California. Her co-author is Beverly F. Stout lives in Greenwood, Mississippi, Their McFarland is now available. 


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2008 article by Robert Birchard










Gift from Theda Bara to Joan Craig Birdsall