Joan Chen and Joan Baez.
I like the first as an actress and as a beauty and the second one for her divine voice.
However, if i had to pick one, i'd pick Joan Chen.
Joan Chen has been directed by some of the best directors that are out there, such as David Lynch,Bernardo Bertolucci, Oliver Stone, Ang Lee and she also has played in very very interesting movies. Moreover, she gives me a positive impression, she seems to be fair and gentle.
OP, why didn't you put the character "Joan" from Mad Men on????
SORRY! just saw R21's post.
Uh, hello? Won't someone say me? I could really use the residuals, you know!
THANKS EVERYBODY !!!
May I say this is the funnest thread in a long, long while?
My favorite Joan is Joan Armatrading, for her amazing and timeless music, prolificness, unwavering indepedence, and sheer fabulousness.
Everybody should listen to her music all of the time, and no, I'm not a lesbian.
More Joans could have gone on this list, but they were a tad too bland (Joan Allen and Joan Lunden), too racist (Joan Sutherland, apparently), or came to mind too late (Joan Cusack - you're fabulous too).
You are not the OP, R27. I am. You are simply R39. :)
Joan Collins all the way, bitches!!!
[quote]Judy B. Jones, star of children's books.
If she really was your favorite, you'd know that it's Junie B. Jones. Her full name is Juniper Beatrice Jones.
Joan-sing For Heroin!
Joani Loves Chachi
I am very much the OP, thank you very much.
I am *also* r39 from the other thread, without whom this fabulous thread wouldn't exist.
Now back to the topic at hand:
Who is more iconic - Joan of Arc, or Joan Van Ark? The poll seems to suggest the former.
But hasn't Joan Van Ark been a key player in the most important night time soap of all time? Is she not the poster child for botched plastic surgery?
I do think this puts her well above poor little Joan from France.
Worst. Poll. Ever.
No Joan Cusack ? No Joan Rivers ?
Fail, OP & R39/OP
Joani Loves Tchotchkes
Joan Hoover - J Edgar's drag name
Joan Caulfield. Very pretty. Her surname was used for Holden Caulfield, in "Catcher in the Rye"
Joan Hackett. Accomplished.
Joan Greenwood. Beautiful voice; very distinctive.
Joan Davis.Loads of laughs in her tv show, "I Married Joan"
"Whatta need speech class fohr? Ya tawk foine."
About Joan of Arc / Joan Van Ark, wikipedia gives us this:
"Her father named her after Joan of Arc because he was certain that she would become famous"
I can't decide if that's just wonderful on his part, or extremely tacky. Or both.
What's more, his wish was heard, granted and came true !!
Seriously, do you think JVA was employed on Dallas/Knots Landing, partly because of her recognizable yet ridiculous name?
Think about that for a minute, and then share your thoughts, please.
The person claiming to be "OP" is not. He is a non-paying member who requested this thread on the Socialist thread (he's R39 on that thread). He can have this thread hereafter but he is not, and never shall be, OP.
R42 Being OP of this foolish tread is hardly worth fighting over.
R43, I can create false anger and rivalry at the effrontery of this usurper if I wish. It is, after all, a foolish thread about which one can act foolish.
My favorite is June, June, JOAN!
r42, I am the OP fair and square.
I'm sorry you are but a worker bee who implemented what people more creative than you came up with.
You will have noticed the 'Socialist thread' deliberately asked non-paying members to come up with ideas for new threads? THOSE people are the OPs of every thread created off of that offer - not the paying members who lend a helping hand.
You clearly have a problem with the socialist idea, and if anyone is an usurper, it is you.
Too funny you had a problem with Sutherland being racist - you yourself are quite the little elitist yourself.
Consider yourself corrected.
Don't fuck with me, fellas, this ain't my first time at the rodeo.
Joan Fontaine is the cuntiest, cunty cunt in the whole wide world. She hid behind those good looks and was a total bitch to her sister Olivia. Despite all that she is so fabulous and gorgeous I don't care that she's a wicked old crone!
R39 from the other thread has the Socialist concept wrong. The OP, aka original poster, is the OP. He or she is doing the non-paying poster a favor by using his or her membership privileges. He or she is throwing crumbs at the requesting poster from the other thread.
I kind of like R39 from the other thread. He reminds me of all my pretty, bitchy, femme, over-the-top exes who were into old films and showtunes. Kisses, R39.
"He or she is throwing crumbs at the requesting poster from the other thread"
Yes! Because you don't sound elitist at all saying that. You really understood the term 'socialist' and everything it stands for.
See, r42 is a proxy at best. He's not the OP, never came up with anything, and is entirely exchangeable - in a creative sense.
Anyone could have done what he did (which is next to nothing), while I had the idea of this thread. And that makes me - the original poster.
Secondly, thanks for the thumbs up, r51.
Isn't it charming how envious some people can get at an ORIGINAL idea?
Let me close by quoting Peggy Noonan: "Savor!"
Joan Kennedy - first smart wife to get out of that family. Chappaquiddick, my ass!
Another vote for Joan Bennett. Shame on you for forgetting her, OP.
What am I?
Pate de Foie Gras?
Call me, "Miss Moran"
Too many decrepit eldergays voting for Joan Crawford. I thought all of that old cunt's fans were dead by now.
R66 you'll end up old before your time if your thoughts keep on stinking.
Back to your coffin, eldregay. The sun's coming up!
Actually, i'm 28.
You are such an ignorant douchebag R66.
Immediate thread fail for not including Joan Rivers
r56: Joan Sutherland was excluded for her racist comments. Sorry. (google it, plus there is a thread about it here on DL).
r61 and r63: Joan Fontaine and Joan Crawford represent the golden era in the poll; there was no space for lesser Joans such as Blondell and Bennett. You will have to deal with that.
r70: It was a tough choice between Joan Rivers and Joan Van Ark, for that last spot. In the end, JVA persevered: see, her father knew she was going to be famous one day. I just played my part, and included her.
Joan Rivers will understand the importance of including Joan Van Ark in this poll. And so should you!
Fontaine and Crawford represent old Hollywood; Baez represents the 60s; Armatrading the singer/songwriter generation; Jett represents the MTV era; Collins stands for 80s glamour; Didion represents the intelligentsia; Chen world cinema; Arc represents world history; and Joan Van Ark represents KNOTS LANDING (!)
I couldn't be happier with this well-rounded, thoughtful, and very necessary poll.
Well done, me, for giving DL what it secretly always wanted and needed!
^^ correction: JVA represents Knots Landing AND botched plastic surgery. Very important!
THIS is why she beat Joan Rivers for that last spot. Rivers, like Valene Ewing, is the poster child for plastic surgery gone very wrong.
But unlike JVA, she is no double threat, and thus had to take the back seat.
If one reads the Socialist thread, it was OP who determined to exclude Joan Sutherland because he didn't like her being a racist. R39 from the Socialist thread, who requested this Joan thread, had to go along with OP's decision.
Its a tie for me between Crawford and Collins.
True, r74, but that still doesn't make him the OP of this thread. I pushed the Joan idea (with all options save one) on the people in the socialist thread; the usurper OP is nothing but a worker bee, whose only input is omitting Sutherland (and I acquiesced to that right away).
Funny how jealous you people get at an original idea.
To rub it in: there is now a spin-off to the Joan thread, "Who is your favorite Tom, and why".
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. And flattered is the person who came up with the idea - not some guy who typed in a poll he never came up with.
God, am i the only one that voted for Joan Chen?
“Don’t listen to anyone’s advice. listen to yourself in the quietest time of the night: must I do this? If you must, then do it.”
— Joan Chen at San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (SFIAAFF) opening night
r77, Joan Chen is fabulous, wise, a Twin Peak icon, otherwordly, and she got to kiss Michael Ontkean.
For all those reasons I included her in the poll, and not some Joan Lunden bore.
Personally, I had to go with Joan Armatrading, the most important female musician of the last 40 years.
But Joan Chen's wisdom will stay with me forever. Thanks for reminding us!
Joan Prather. Now there was a girl who knew who to blow in order to keep her job. Gotta admire her for that.
"whose only input is omitting Sutherland (and I acquiesced to that right away)"
R39 had no choice but to acquiesce to the OP's choice given that the OP had already posted the thread.
Seriously, R39, you should become a paying member. You "sound" really cute, superficial, bitchy, egotistical and self-involved, like the subject of the thread linked below. You could be the OP of some great threads. Why don't you become a paying member?
"Why don't you become a paying member?"
r82, the answer is simple: because worker bees such as r28 are rushing to implement my ideas. There is, quite simply, no need for me to become a paying member.
And I am as self-involved as you are pedantic.
The original post on this subject was made at r39 on the socialist thread - that makes me the OP of this whole thing. Without me, we wouldn't be having this thread, nor this very discussion. I came up with the Joan poll, and 9 out of 10 options.
r28 is entirely exchangable - another worker bee would have implemented my idea, with the same outcome, but possibly with less usurpist delusions. (Needless to say, r28 caved in at r42, and was never heard of again).
Try not to be jealous that my poll idea was *attractive* to other people, and even spawned a spin-off thread.
Jealousy and pedantism make you look ugly, r82.
What a fascinating question.
Joan the Fair Maid of Kent
Joan of Arc because she was family, but also include Joan Cusack.
I liked that offbeat show, Joan from Cinncinnati.
The clear winner is Ms. JOAN CRAWFORD, followed by JOAN COLLINS and fearless JOAN of ARC!
Thanks all for participating in this very necessary poll!
For us eldergays, Roller Derby queen Joan Weston. It wasn't a Sunday afternoon without watching Joan battle the dastardly Ann Calvello from Kezar Pavilion in Golden Gate Park.
Joan Van Ark, of course.
Because she makes me look good by comparison
Midnight gettin' uptight Where are you
You said you'd meet me now it's quarter to two
I know I'm hangin' but I'm still wantin' you
Hey Jack It's a fact they're talkin' in town
I turn my back and you're messin' around
I'm not really jealous don't like lookin' like a clown
I think of you ev'ry night and day
You took my heart then you took my pride away
I hate myself for loving you
Can't break free from the the things that you do
I wanna walk but I run back to you that's why
I hate myself for loving you
Daylight spent the night without you
But I've been dreamin' 'bout the lovin' you do
I won't be as angry 'bout the hell you put me through
Hey man betcha you can treat me right
You just don't know what you was missin' last night
I wanna see you beggin', say forget it just for spite
I think of you ev'ry night and day
You took my heart then you took my pride away
SNUBBED for the Rock Hall AGAIN?
Oh, today is a frustrating day for the Joan Jett fans.
NEW THREAD REQUEST
In anticipation of next week's Oscar nominations, could a paying member please start a new thread & poll:
"Who is your favorite Sally, and why?"
Poll options should be:
Sally Field, Sally Kirkland, Sally Kellerman, Sally Ride, Sally Hawkins, Sally Jessy Raphael, Sally Struthers, Sally Deweese, Sally Ann (aka Salvation Army).
We really need the new Sally thread !!
Could a discerning paying member please start it?
Why don't you start it? You are the OP after all.
I'm the OP and mastermind of these wonderful - and very necessary - threads, yet I don't possess 18 dollars like you do.
So, just do your job please, and quit bitching.
I'll start a Sally thread. You must, however, acknowledge your true role and place in the scheme of the DL before I do so. Acceptance of reality and one's own condition is the first step toward enlightenment.
I most certainly won't, r107.
And you knew I wouldn't, before you went and started the Sally thread.
Once again, one of my wonderful thread ideas proved too tempting for the DL masses to resist.
It's for YOU to learn the DL rules - never contradict the STREEP TROLL (tm), for this is who I really am!
Learn it, own it, live it.
NEW *FINAL* THREAD REQUEST
The Joan and Sally threads have proved to be a great success, so we need one final thread, to give DL a trifecta.
Could a paying member *please* start a thread & POLL:
"Who is your favorite Ann(e), and why?"
Poll options should be:
Anne Boleyn, Anne Hathaway, Ann Dowd, Ann Sothern, Ann Curry, Queen Ann Romney, Evil Ann Coulter, Sinister Anne Archer, Anne of Green Gables.
Please word the poll exactly like that.
Thank you in advance !!