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After Joan's studio day ends,
her career as mother begins with helping to feed Cynthia, Cathy and Christopher,
who comes home from school on week-ends. Joan's new hair-do was later changed for her role in Columbia's "Harriet Craig."
the rooms of her 17-room home, Joan's dining room is formal, designed for
holding either large or small dinner parties.
Bright hand-painted wall paneling is a unique feature of the room, which is done in monotone coloring.
parties and outdoor luncheons take place on this patio.
The front steps of the house lead to the pool Joan built for the children.
room is done in cool green and white, with purple-green-and-white draperies.
Furniture has simple lines and is low-built for comfort. Joan has domestic help
but tends to many home chores herself in the evenings.
Joan spends much of
her time away from the studio supervising her family's swimming session.
The children's playground is seen in the rear of the pool.
Corner of the den
was designed by William Haines, one-time actor.
Crayon drawing of Joan was done by Jean Negulesco, director of "Humoresque."
The den's card table
is of sturdy wood, has bright-colored leather chairs.
Unlike most dens, which have an informal keynote, this one has elegance.
has an exquisite lame cover, can double as the place to read scripts.
Color portraits of the twins are spotlighted above headboard.
Joan's miniature collection is considered one of the best in Hollywood.
She collects Staffordshire figurines, too, but they must be unusual ones.
Special place for Oscar is on niche on stairway leading to second floor.
Base of this unusual lamp houses a clock! Joan made its knitted shade.
Joan's china display is as rare and delicate as her other collections.
And her gleaming silver collection is something visitors never forget!
Joan knows the importance of a good wardrobe to her career, personally selects slippers for Columbia's "Harriet Craig."
One of the few stars who applies her own makeup, Joan devotes part of lunch hour to it, always looks fresh and radiant.
She discusses the merits of a costume sketch of sumptuous gown with Director Vincent Sherman, Producer Bill Dozier.
A shrewd mind for the business end of her glamour job has helped, too. Here she has luncheon with business associates.
On the set of "Harriet
Craig," young Patric Mitchell soon feels completely at ease when Joan gives him
and encouragement. Her kindness to co-workers is just one more reason why Joan is known as the great lady of Hollywood.