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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.
In addition, you can click below to visit 2 other pages of collectibles:
(post-1977 items, including movie memorabilia)
(cigarette cards, matchbook covers, etc.)
For Joan's personal belongings, see these separate pages:
AWARDS • CLOTHING / FURS • JEWELS • CARS • ART COLLECTION / OTHER
See also this list of 2011 Doyle Auction results.
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 handkerchief and a pin promoting Ice Follies of 1939.
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.
Above: A 1929 calendar with image from the Calgary Eye Opener newspaper.
are 5 different Tijuana Bible covers featuring Joan. Tijuana Bibles originated in the
1920s (and were produced through the '50s) and featured
popular stars, comic-book characters, politicians, etc., in crude pornographic situations. They were usually 2.75 x 4.25 inches and 8 pages long.
To see inside pages of some of these Tijuana Bibles, click HERE. Warning: These are sexually explicit drawings, so don't click if you're shy and/or a minor.
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, year unknown. (Thanks to Bryan Johnson.)
Above: Booklet accompanying the February 23, 1963, Pepsi bottlers banquet that honored Joan with the "Pally Award."
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