Faye Dunaway Spotted Buying 'Mommie Dearest' Screenplay, Memoir as She Preps to Write Tell-All

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Faye Dunaway

The actress may be a little fuzzy on the details of the Joan Crawford biopic in which she starred; she's penning a book on the making of the 1981 movie.

This story first appeared in the June 5 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

Faye Dunaway finally is ready to talk about Mommie Dearest -- though she may be a little fuzzy on the details. The actress, who's penning a book on the making of the 1981 Joan Crawford biopic, recently was spotted in Larry Edmunds Bookshop on Hollywood Boulevard buying a copy of the film's screenplay and the Christina Crawford memoir that inspired it.

As she browsed, she was followed around the store by an aggressive paparazzo. "It was very uncomfortable," says one witness. To paraphrase a line from the camp-classic film: Why can't she be given the respect that she's entitled to? Dunaway's rep had no comment.