I just saw the old movie about Joan Crawford, 'Mommie Dearest'. If the portrayal is accurate, it seems to me that this woman had some kind of mental illness. If you have seen it, what do you think? Narcissistic? Bipolar? Paranoid? The way she seemed so manic...frantically chopping down rosebushes in the middle of the night...and her outbursts...must have been very scary to grow up with her.