People: Mar. 23, 1981

If one believes Christina Crawford's tales of child abuse in the bestselling Mommie Dearest, the real surprise is that little Christina was not actually done away with by her mommie severest. Now Faye Dunaway will unwrap that dirty linen again: Dunaway plays Joan Crawford in the movie version being shot in Los Angeles for a scheduled September release. The facial resemblance is clearly a casting director's dream. Says Dunaway: "It was scary the first time I saw it." She puts Crawford the Legend before Joan the Mom. Faye's judgment: "I have nothing but...