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Joan Crawford Collectibles
from her early career through her death in 1977.
They're divided into two categories: Endorsed Products and Other.
Moving your pointer over a picture will bring up additional info, if available.
In addition, you can click below to visit four other pages of collectibles:
JOAN'S PERSONAL BELONGINGS (clothing, jewelry, etc.)
VINTAGE SMOKING ITEMS (cigarette cards, etc.)
CONTEMPORARY ITEMS (post-1977 items, including movie memorabilia)
WORKS OF ART INSPIRED BY JOAN (during Joan's lifetime and by today's artists/fans)
This one-of-a-kind 11-inch doll (wire, cloth, oil-painted face, jewelled shoes) was created in 1933 by artist Mary Green for Daniel Blum, editor of Screen World magazine. After Blum's death in 1965, many of Green's dolls were auctioned off. This Joan doll was sold at Butterfields, in LA, about a dozen years ago as part of the Dore Freeman Estate. (Thanks to Rick of "Stairway to the Stars" for the doll's history and for the photos. At right is a shot from Hurrell's February 1933 session with Joan that inspired the doll.)
game was first issued by Wilder Manufacturing in 1929. A set consisted of 8
large keeno cards (7" x 8.75") on heavy stock and a deck of 48
"calling cards" (2.25" x 3.25").
The first two cards shown here are from the 1929 game. The other two are from a later '30s edition.
Click here to visit a site with Keeno instructions and other stars' cards.
Secrets Playing Cards
Mini playing cards issued by the UK's Secrets magazine in 1935. Cards were 1-1/4" by 1-3/4".
Film Fantasy Card Game
Issued by MGM in 1939. The deck had 45 cards (4 each from 11 different films, with the joker, appropriately, from "Ice Follies of 1939")
Card size: 2-5/8" x 3-1/2".
puzzle (10-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches) was released by Midwest Distributors, Inc., in 1932 to promote "Rain."
From left: Cover of box, back cover, puzzle.
Above: A Joan Crawford fan-club 'zine from 1938. (Thanks to Chris Wilmore, from his personal collection.)
Below: Fan-club 'zine pages from the 1940s. (You can click on the last one to enlarge.)
Above: Pepsi salt-and-pepper shakers handed out at a 1955 appearance by Joan at a Topeka, Kansas, Pepsi bottler's plant.
are 4 different Tijuana Bibles featuring Joan. Tijuana Bibles originated in the
1920s (and were produced through the '50s) and featured
popular stars, comic-book characters, politicians, etc., in pornographic situations. They were usually 2.75 x 4.25 inches and 8 pages long.
The photos in the first two rows above are from the Tijuana Bible website.
A 1935 "Seein' Stars" newspaper strip by Feg Murray. The caption beneath Joan's picture reads: "The 'Rhapsody in Blue'--Joan Crawford, who has affected woman's styles more than any other star, has only one dress that isn't some shade of blue."
Above: A card that Joan sent to friends. (Thanks to Bryan Johnson.)
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