Peaches Christ in conversation with A. Ashley Hoff --WITH LOVE, MOMMIE DEAREST -

Fabulosa Books

489 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

Tue, May 7th, 2024 @ 7:00PM PDT

A. Ashley Hoff

A. Ashley Hoff is the author of Match Game 101: A Backstage History of Match

Game and My Huckleberry Friend: Holly Golightly and the Untold History of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. He previously worked for talent agencies in Chicago and Los Angeles and has written articles on Hollywood for The Advocate and Films in Review. He has been interviewed on numerous pop culture subjects on The Nick Digilio Show on WGN Radio, The Frank DeCaro Show on Sirius XM, Feast of Fun on iTunes, in magazines such as Closer Weekly, and on various local talk shows and podcasts.

Peaches Christ

Peaches Christ is a filmmaker, event producer and cult leader living in San Francisco. She produces and hosts events celebrating cult films and has featured celluloid and drag icons in her productions including John Waters, Elvira, Bruce Campbell, Pam Grier, and more. She works in partnership with conductor Edwin Outwater to create symphony events that have played prestigious venues including London's Royal Albert Hall. Peaches has notable drag children that include Bob the Drag Queen and Jinkx Monsoon. Peaches is a filmmaker, the alter- ego of Joshua Grannell, writer and director of the feature film All About Evil starring Natasha Lyonne. Joshua is the co-owner of the Into The Dark production company and produces immersive theater with David Flower, including the popular Terror Vault show at the historic San Francisco Mint building. Peaches has appeared in many films and television shows during her career and co-hosts the cult movie podcast, Midnight Mass with filmmaker Michael Varrati.

About the book

When she died in 1977, Joan Crawford was remembered as an icon of Hollywood's Golden Age—until publication the following year of her daughter’s memoir, Mommie Dearest.

Christina Crawford’s book was an immediate bestseller, addressing the infrequently discussed topic of child abuse.

When Paramount Pictures released the film, starring Faye Dunaway as Crawford, it was critically panned, and remains one of the most legendary critical bombs in film history. The lavish, big-screen adaptation drew unexpected laughter in the scenes depicting life in the Crawford household. Rarely have such good intentions been met with such ridicule.

Despite this, the movie was a commercial success and remains, four decades later, immensely popular. With Love, Mommie Dearest details the writing and selling of Christina's book and the aftermath of its publication, as well as the filming of the motion picture, whose backstage drama almost surpassed what was viewed onscreen in the film.

Based on new interviews with people connected to the book and the film, Hollywood historian A. Ashley Hoff explores the phenomenon, the camp, and the very real social issues addressed by the book and film.


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Fabulosa Books
489 Castro Street
San Francisco, CA 94114