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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

 

All original Encyclopedia text, from A to Z, is copyright 2004 - 2015 by Stephanie Jones

 

Celebrating 11 Years of BOE: 2004  2015

 

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 LATEST SITE UPDATES

[in last month]

 


 

8/28/15

 

LOBBY CARDS:  Added 8 new Strange Cargo "Color Glo" lobbies from the U.S.

 

1940 PHOTOS:

Strange Cargo -- A film still with Clark Gable.

Susan and God -- A film still with Fredric March; and a bigger, better replacement with Rita Hayworth.

A publicity shot by Laszlo Willinger.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

8/26/15

 

PHOTOS:

1938:  A candid with Franchot Tone.

1939:

Ice Follies of 1939 -- A film still, and a publicity shot with James Stewart.

The Women -- New: "Jungle Red!" with Norma Shearer, another publicity shot with Shearer, and a solo publicity shot. Bigger, better replacements: one, two, three, four, five, six, and seven.

Candid at the Stork Club with socialite Brenda Frazier.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

8/22/15

 

1938 PHOTOS:

Mannequin -- Thanks again to Spiros for more screen shots: 9 photos on pages one, two, three, and four.

The Shining Hour -- Film stills with Robert Young one and two; and a publicity shot (with press blurb).

Publicity shot by Laszlo Willinger.

Candid with Barbara Stanwyck and Franchot Tone.

 

 

 

 

 


 

8/20/15

 

ART:  I've created a page on this website where you can discover -- and own -- Joan prints created and signed by MOMA-featured artist Martin Kreloff. Visit the special Kreloff page to see the prints available. You can contact the artist via his website re ordering.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

8/17/15

 

1938 PHOTOS:

Mannequin -- Thanks to Spiros for 13 new screen shots on new pages one, two, three, four, five, six, and seven. (More to come later in the week!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

8/15/15

 

PHOTOS:

1935:  

No More Ladies -- A film still with Robert Montgomery, and a publicity shot (with accompanying press blurb).

I Live My Life -- A film still.

1936:

The Gorgeous Hussy -- A film still with Melvyn Douglas.

Love on the Run --  A publicity shot with Clark Gable.

1937:

The Last of Mrs. Cheyney -- A publicity shot with Robert Montgomery and William Powell.

The Bride Wore Red --  A film still with Franchot Tone, and sewing on the set.

 

 

 

 

 


 

8/13/15

 

1933 PHOTOS:

Today We Live: A film still with Franchot Tone.

Dancing Lady:  A film still.

 

Who among us doesn't have a hangover from Monday?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

TCM's Summer Under the Stars

 

AUGUST 10 is Joan Crawford Day!

 

6am (Eastern) -- The Unknown
7:15am -- West Point
9:00am -- Our Dancing Daughters
10:30am -- Dancing Lady
12:15pm -- Sadie McKee
2:00pm -- Forsaking All Others
3:30pm -- The Women
6:00pm -- Strange Cargo
8:00pm -- Possessed ('47)
10:00pm -- Flamingo Road
11:45pm -- The Damned Don't Cry!
1:45am -- Baby Jane
4:15am -- Trog

 


 

8/09/15

 

FILMS:  Four new lobby cards for 1932's Rain.

 

PHOTOS:

1929:  Publicity by Ruth Harriet Louise one, two, and three.

1930:

Film still from Paid with John Miljan.

New publicity by Hurrell one and two; and a bigger, better Hurrell replacement.

1932:

Rain -- Film stills with William Gargan one and two; and a bigger, better replacement with Walter Huston.

Grand Hotel -- Publicity with Jean Hersholt plus Joan's actual signature on the premiere-night sign-in ledger; at the premiere with husband Doug Fairbanks, Jr.; credit shot for "Flaemmchen"; screen shots one and two; and bigger, better replacement film stills with Wallace Beery one and two.

At the train station with Doug Jr., back from their belated European honeymoon.

 

 

 


 

8/06/15

 

FILMS:  Six bigger, better lobby cards for 1931's Dance, Fools, Dance.

 

PHOTOS:

1931:

Laughing Sinners -- A film still with George F. Marion.

This Modern Age -- Candid on the set with Pauline Frederick (plus publicity blurb).

Possessed -- A film still with Clark Gable.

Publicity shots by Hurrell for Laughing Sinners and for This Modern Age.

 

 

 

 

 


 

8/04/15

 

ADS:  1931 for Hennafoam Shampoo.

 

PHOTOS:

1928:  Publicity for Dream of Love shot by Ruth Harriet Louise.

1929:  Publicity with Doug Jr..

1930:  

Our Blushing Brides -- A film still with Robert Montgomery.

A bigger, better replacement for a Hurrell publicity shot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

8/03/15

 

FILMS: 1929's Our Modern Maidens:  Lobbies -- 3 new ones and 3 bigger, better replacements; poster -- a  US one-sheet.

 

MAGAZINES:  

1928 2-page article in Motion Picture Classic. (This article also includes a poem by Joan that I've added to the Poetry entry of the Encyclopedia.)

An October 1928 cover of Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World touting Our Dancing Daughters.

 

PHOTOS:

1927:  Being sketched by vaudevillian and cartoonist Bert Levy.

1929:  Our Modern Maidens --  A wide candid shot on the set (with accompanying description from Photoplay); and film stills with Rod LaRocque one and two.

 

 


 

8/01/15

 

PHOTOS:

1928:

Across to Singapore:  A film still with Ramon Novarro.

Law of the Range:  Bigger, better replacements one and two.

Four Walls:  A film still.

Our Dancing Daughters:  A new film still with Johnny Mack Brown; and a bigger, better replacement publicity shot with Anita Page and Dorothy Sebastian.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

7/30/15

 

FILMS:

Tramp, Tramp, Tramp:  Added 6 national ads promoting the cross-country trek of star Harry Langdon's character. And added 6 bigger, better lobby card replacements.

 

MAGAZINES:  A 2-page Photoplay article on the WAMPAS Baby Stars of 1926.

 

PHOTOS:

1927:  Spring Fever -- A film still with William Haines.

1928:  Rose Marie -- New film stills one (with James Murray), two (with Murray), and three.

 

 

 

 

 


 

7/29/15

 

MAGAZINES:  An article from the April 1927 Motion Picture: "Her Kingdom for a Friend: A Strange Story About the Supposedly Gay Joan Crawford."

 

PHOTOS:

1925:  Candid.

1926:  Publicity for Paris. And photos/text on a page from Motion Picture: "The Black Bottom in Ten Lessons."

1927:  A film still from The Unknown.

1928:  Photo and text from a Nov. '27 Photoplay promoting West Point.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

7/27/15

 

LETTERS:

1942:  To an MGM exec asking for a donation for the wartime nursery school project she's heading up.

1953:  To a fan, re the "ham" coming out in Torch Song.

1955:  To a fan, re Female on the Beach and upcoming films.

1959:

To a friend and potential crew member re working on The Best of Everything.

To a fan re where to buy a collectible car.

1966:  To a fan, along with monogrammed hankey for auction.

1970:

To set designer Ambrose Du Bek, with thanks for flowers and Easter wishes.

To former co-star Barry Sullivan.

1972:

To set designer Du Bek, with more thanks for flowers and Easter wishes.

More thanks to Du Bek for more flowers.

1974:  Thanks again, Mr. Du Bek! (includes Joan's home phone number)

1975:

To a fan with thanks for a T-shirt that he made her.

To photographer John Engstead.

1977:  A month before her death, to Du Bek re his travels and dental surgery.

 

 

 

 

JOAN CRAWFORD EVENTS

 

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LATEST AND UPCOMING RELEASES

 Let me know if you have updates to add here.

 

March 4, 2014. Montana Moon, Our Blushing Brides, I Live My Life, The Last of Mrs. Cheyney, and The Bride Wore Red on DVD from Warner Archives.

May 6, 2014. The Women on Blu-ray. Order from Warner Bros. or Amazon.

 

 

SPECIAL PHOTOS

 

March 2006: Ferncliff Mausoleum and Flower Photos

July 2006: Ann Blyth at the Castro

May 2007: Ferncliff Mausoleum and Flower Photos

March 2008: Ferncliff Mausoleum and Flower Photos

March / May 2009: Ferncliff Flower Photos

 

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