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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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12/10/16

 

PHOTOS:

1956:  Candid on the set of Autumn Leaves.

1957:  A film still from The Story of Esther Costello.

1959:  At husband Al Steele's funeral in April.

1960:  Candids: Pepsi publicity at a bowling alley in Rome, and at Pepsi headquarters in NYC with new company president Herb Barnet (and "Woman Knitting" painting).

1961:  At a Pepsi event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

12/06/16

 

PHOTOS:

1950:

A screen shot from The Damned Don't Cry.

Two candids at the All About Eve premiere.

1952:

Publicity for This Woman Is Dangerous with David Brian.

A color publicity shot.

1954:  Publicity for Johnny Guitar.

1955:

Color publicity for Female on the Beach.

Publicity for Queen Bee with John Ireland.

 

 

 

 

 


 

12/03/16

 

PHOTOS:

1952:  Sudden Fear -- Screen shots: one (title); two (at the theater); three (black gown); fourfive, and six (on chaise longue after hearing recording); seven (Palance reading to her in bed); eight and nine (closet shots).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

12/02/16

 

PHOTOS:

1945:  Mildred Pierce -- A film still with Ann Blyth and Bruce Bennett.

1946:  Humoresque -- Publicity with John Garfield.

1947:  Daisy Kenyon -- A bigger, better replacement publicity shot.

1948:  Candids one (color with boyfriend Greg Bautzer) and two (with Christina and Christopher at the circus).

1952:  Sudden Fear -- With Jack Palance: A screen shot on the train, and film stills one and two.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

11/30/16

 

FILMS:  A Woman's Face -- Added one new lobby card, and 5 bigger cards.

 

PHOTOS:

1937:  

Publicity for The Last of Mrs. Cheyney with Robert Montgomery and William Powell.

A film still from The Bride Wore Red.

1938:

Publicity for Mannequin.

General publicity, with gown by Adrian.

1941:

A film still from When Ladies Meet with Robert Taylor and Spring Byington.

Publicity by Hurrell.

 

 

 

 

 


 

11/26/16

 

PHOTOS:

1933:

Publicity for Today We Live by Hurrell.

1935:

No More Ladies -- A bigger, better replacement film still with Robert Montgomery.

I Live My Life -- Four screen shots on mule.

1936:

Turkey-dinner publicity one and two.

Publicity at home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

11/23/16

 

PHOTOS:

1931:

Publicity for Laughing Sinners by Clarence Sinclair Bull.

Possessed -- Film stills with Skeets Gallagher and with Clark Gable.

1932:

A film still from Letty Lynton with Nils Asther.

Rain -- A film still with Guy Kibbee and Matt Moore, and a publicity shot by John Miehle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

11/22/16

 

PHOTOS:

1928:

Across to Singapore -- Film stills one (with Ramon Novarro) and two.

Four Walls -- A film still with John Gilbert.

1929:

Our Modern Maidens -- A film still with Rod LaRocque.

Publicity by Ruth Harriet Louise.

1930:

Montana Moon -- A film still with Johnny Mack Brown.

Publicity by Hurrell.

 

 

 

 

 


 

11/19/16

 

NEW PHOTOS:

1926:  Publicity by Ruth Harriet Louise.

1928:  

A publicity shot for Rose-Marie.

Publicity by Ruth Harriet Louise.

 

BIGGER, BETTER REPLACEMENT PHOTOS:

pre-1925:  At age 5 or so.

1926:

A publicity shot for The Boob.

Publicity by Ruth Harriet Louise; and publicity by unknown.

1928:

A publicity shot for Rose-Marie.

Publicity shot for Four Walls by Ruth Harriet Louise.

 

 

 


 

11/17/16

 

FILMS:  Berserk -- A Japanese movie poster.

 

LETTERS:

1963:  To a British couple and kids with Christmas greetings; and to a fan with thanks and Thanksgiving plans.

1964:  To a fan with thanks for helping her in Chicago.

1965:  To a Bronx fan and social worker with various apologies -- one, two, and three.

1966:  To a friend and his mother with thanks and travel plans.

1967:  A more legible version of Joan's letter to Elvis Presley, with thanks for his album and use of his golf cart.

 

PHOTOS:

1965:  Hosting Hollywood Palace -- With a stage manager, and with Joanie Sommers one and two.

1970:  At the Golden Globes with John Wayne.

 

 

 

 


 

11/15/16

 

LETTERS:

1956:  To a fan/friend, re the cold in his neck and Esther Costello filming.

1957:  To a fan/friend, re Esther reviews, travels, and the dentist.

1959:  To producer Jerry Wald. And a letter from Wald to Joan.

 

PHOTOS:

1959:

A film still from The Best of Everything with Hope Lange.

A candid disembarking from a TWA flight.

1962:  A bigger, better replacement for a Baby Jane screen shot.

1965:  Screen shots from I Saw What You Did -- one, two, and three (with John Ireland).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

11/13/16

 

LETTERS:

A series of letters to a Brooklyn fan and/or his wife:

 

1945:  Re not being able to meet the wife (130 East End Avenue return address).

1946:  Trying to squeeze in a brief meeting (130 East End Avenue return address).

1951:  Re missing a meeting with the couple (NYC Hampshire House stationery).

1952:  A colorful birthday telegram to wife, and a letter with thanks for the couple's birthday greetings.

1953:  A warm, newsy letter re upcoming projects Why Should I Cry? (which became Torch Song), Lisbon, and TV show.

1954:  Another newsy letter, this time re Johnny G, TV, and Cathy's arm.

1955:  Re Female on the Beach and Queen Bee.

1956:  To the wife re family news (on Sutton Place stationery); to the couple re new apartment; and to the couple re anniversary thanks, new apartment, and Esther Costello.

 

 

 


 

11/11/16

 

FILMS:

Harriet Craig -- A 7-ft-long lobby poster.

Goodbye, My Fancy -- A Spanish movie poster.

Torch Song -- "You Won't Forget Me" sheet music.

The Story of Esther Costello -- Two lobby cards.

The Best of Everything -- Sheet music and the title card.

 

PHOTOS:

1947:  Daisy Kenyon -- Bigger, better replacements one (with Dana Andrews) and two (with Andrews and Henry Fonda).

1950:  A small candid on the set of The Damned Don't Cry.

1952:  Publicity with Jack Palance; and a bigger, better replacement publicity shot by Ernest Bachrach.

1955:  Queen Bee -- A screen shot with John Ireland.

1959:  On the set of The Best of Everything --  With director Jean Negulesco, with The Twins, and with poodle.

 

  

 

 

 

 

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 December 13, 2016: 1952's Sudden Fear on Blu-ray.

 

 

 

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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