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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

 

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Celebrating 12 Years of BOE: 2004  2016

 

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6/21/16

 

PHOTOS:

1950:  The Damned Don't Cry -- A film still in fur; a publicity shot with Steve Cochran, David Brian, and Richard Egan; and screen shots one (with Kent Smith) and two (with Cochran).

1952:  A bigger, better replacement for a Sudden Fear publicity shot with poodle.

1954:  A film still from Johnny Guitar with Sterling Hayden.

1959:  Publicity for The Best of Everything.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

6/19/16

 

PHOTOS:

1937:  On the set of The Bride Wore Red.

1939:  

Ice Follies of 1939 -- A bigger, better replacement on the set with niece Joanie LeSueur.

A candid with boyfriend Charles Martin.

1942:  A bigger, better replacement for They All Kissed the Bride publicity.

1945:  Mildred Pierce -- Bigger, better replacement film stills one and two; and a new screen shot.

1946:  A screen shot from Humoresque.

1949:  At a club with George Cukor, Clifton Webb, and Gene Tierney.

 

 

 


 

6/17/16

 

ADS:  1933 for Max Factor ("How Joan Crawford Gives Her Beauty Dramatic Appeal!").

 

FILMS:

Strange Cargo:  One new lobby card and four bigger replacements.

Above Suspicion:  One new lobby card and three bigger replacements.

 

MAGAZINES:

Cine-Revue (France): 1966 issue with a 1959 color photo.

Everybody's (UK): A 1954 cover.

Le Film Complet (France): Cover featuring No More Ladies.

Screen Pictorial (Japan): A 1934 cover.

Sight and Sound (UK): A May 2016 cover.

Viva (US): 1978 article photo.

 

 

 

 


 

6/16/16

 

PHOTOS:

1930:  With Xavier Cugat and his Grauman's caricature of Joan.

1931:  Doug Jr. with Joan-mask, shot by Steichen.

1932:  

A film still from Letty Lynton with Robert Montgomery.

A bigger, better replacement Rain publicity shot by John Miehle.

1933:

Publicity for Today We Live shot by Hurrell.

Candid on the set of Dancing Lady.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

6/14/16

 

PHOTOS:

1928:  A bigger, better replacement for a film still with John Gilbert in Four Walls.

1929:  A pirate publicity shot by Ruth Harriet Louise.

 

LETTERS:

1960:  To photographer Don Gusias with thanks for perfume and re upcoming role in Return to Peyton Place.

1965:  To author James M. Cain re his script, The Magician's Wife, and her potential role in it.

1971:

August:  To a fan re Joan's "floating island" recipe.

November:  To Chicago columnist Irv Kupcinet and wife.

1972:  

May:  To a friend re Betty Barker, and Phyllis Whitney's book Listen for the Whisperer.

December:  To a friend with apology for delay in writing.

 

Update: Thanks to Anne and Brad for identifying the woman in the photo shown in the 6/10 entry below. She's Beatrice Majors Van Vleet Burns, wife of the Hawaiian governor in 1965, John Burns. To learn more, see this 1997 article about Mrs. Burns, by her son.

 

 


 

6/10/16

 

PHOTOS:

1959:  Color on the set of The Best of Everything with twins and poodles.

1963:  On the set of The Caretakers with Polly Bergen and Constance Ford.

1964:  A candid with some very big beads.

1965:

Hosting The Hollywood Palace, with Jack Jones.

A candid with unknown. (Can anyone tell me anything about the woman with Joan, or the location? If so, please e-mail me.)

1968:  A bigger, better replacement for a Berserk still with Judy Geeson.

1970:  A bigger, better replacement for a publicity shot with Dick Martin on the Tim Conway Comedy Hour.

1973:  Candids at Town Hall in NYC, April 8: one, two, and three.

 

 

 


 

6/08/16

 

PHOTOS:

1955:

Publicity for Female on the Beach, including a Universal press blurb ("Queen of Films -- and Fashion!").

Candid on the set of Queen Bee, with Lucy Marlow.

Receiving the "Golden Shutter Award" from the LA Press Photographers Association.

Joan and cake-fingers, a few days after her marriage to Al Steele.

1956:  In London with Al, Norman Wisdom, Belinda Lee, and Laurence Harvey.

 

 

 

 

 


 

6/07/16

 

MAGAZINES:  1947 cover of Chile's Sintonia (thanks to Gustavo), and 1952 cover of Portugal's Cartaz.

 

PHOTOS:

1949:  Publicity shot by Bert Six.

1950:  A bigger, better replacement for a publicity shot (this one autographed).

1953:  Publicity candid on the set of Torch Song.

1954:  Two color screen shots from Johnny Guitar with Sterling Hayden.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

6/04/16

 

PHOTOS:

1938:  Publicity shot with gown by Adrian.

1939:  Publicity for The Women.

1943:  Publicity for Above Suspicion, with Conrad Veidt; and color publicity for her new studio, Warners.

1946:  Autographed publicity.

1948:  Candid with beau Greg Bautzer.

 

 

 

 


 

6/01/16

 

ADS:  A new 1931 ad for "Skinner's Silks."

 

PHOTOS:

1932:  With husband Doug Fairbanks, Jr., back from their belated European honeymoon.

1935:  On the set of I Live My Life.

1938:  Screen shots from The Shining Hour -- one, two, three, and four.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

5/28/16

 

FILMS:  A new lobby card for 1931's Laughing Sinners.

 

PHOTOS:

1926:  Tramp, Tramp, Tramp -- Screen shots with Harry Langdon one, two, and three.

1929:  Our Modern Maidens -- Screen shots one, two, and three.

1930:  Bigger, better replacement publicity shot by Hurrell.

1931:

A film still from Dance, Fools, Dance with Lester Vail.

A film still from Laughing Sinners with Neil Hamilton.

 

 

 

 

 


 

5/26/16

 

FILMS:  A 1971 TV Guide ad for a Kansas City late-night CBS showing of 1955's Female on the Beach.

 

PHOTOS:

1950:  A bigger, better replacement with Lana Turner on the set of Turner's A Life of Her Own, with new press blurb.

1951 (circa):  Intently watching herself onscreen; originally published in Look magazine. (Does anyone have info on the exact year? If so, please e-mail me.)

1952:  A screen shot from This Woman Is Dangerous with Dennis Morgan.

1956:  A bigger, better replacement film still with Vera Miles in Autumn Leaves.

1957:  Publicity for The Story of Esther Costello, with German press blurb.

1962:  At the International Press Honors Awards with Rosalind Russell.

 

 


 

5/24/16

 

1954 PHOTOS: Johnny Guitar

New ones:  With John Carradine, with Frank Ferguson, with Sterling Hayden, and...shootout!

Bigger, better replacements:  On the set with director Nick Ray; a screen shot with Scott Brady; solo in white; and solo with gun.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

5/22/16

 

PHOTOS:

1941:  Publicity by Hurrell; and by unknown, one (in glorious color) and two.

1942:

They All Kissed the Bride -- Added new color publicity shots one and two by Whitey Schaefer to 2 already-existing pages.

Candid with husband Phil Terry at Mocambo.

1944:  A screen shot from Hollywood Canteen, and a publicity shot.

1947:  Daisy Kenyon -- Publicity, and a FANTASTIC candid on the set tossing cards (thanks, John!).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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March 2006: Ferncliff Mausoleum and Flower Photos

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May 2007: Ferncliff Mausoleum and Flower Photos

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