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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]

 

3/04/15

 

LETTERS:

1959:  To Gunnar of the Bel Air Sands with thanks for the champagne.

1960:  "God knows nobody went off to sleep faster than I did at the touch of your hand!": one and two.

1961:  To a fan with thanks and recent travel news.

1973:  To a colleague with appreciation for his work on her recent Pan-Am commercial.

 

PHOTOS:

1963:  Posing (with Peck, Duke, and Begley) with the Oscar she just accepted for Anne Bancroft.

1967:  A sharper version of a candid outside her NYC apartment.

1968:  Berserk:  A color film still with Robert Hardy.

 

 

 

 


 

3/03/15

 

PHOTOS:

1960:  Color candid.

1962:  What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?:

From me, merely a bigger, better replacement on the set with Davis and Aldrich.

But from Spiros, a bonanza of screen shots! Close-ups while talking to Maidie Norman: one, two, threefour, five, six, and seven; buzzing Jane; tied up; and, spoiler alert, dying on beach.

 

 

 

 

 


 

3/01/15

 

JEWELRY:  Added 4 shots of a gold, amethyst, and diamond bracelet designed by Adrian and given to Joan by husband Phillip Terry on their 3rd wedding anniversary.

 

ADS:  Added a page for 2 special Variety ads: June 21, 1977, announcing the industry tribute to be held at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater; and an "Our Beloved Friend" memorial--signed by family, friends, and colleagues--on May 10, 1984, the 7th anniversary of her death.

 

 

 

 

 


 

2/28/15

 

FILMS: Added a review by Ed B. for 1953's Torch Song.

 

MAGAZINES:  Added a 1937 cover for the Danish magazine Tempo. And a 1931 cover for the US magazine Moving Picture Stories.

 

PHOTOS:

1942:  Reunion in France publicity with costume and sketch by Irene.

1944:  Publicity shot.

1947:  On the set of Possessed with Van Heflin.

1950:  Film still from The Damned Don't Cry with Steve Cochran.

1951:  

A bigger, better replacement for a Goodbye, My Fancy film still with Robert Young.

A candid with goddaughter Joan Evans.

1955:  A bigger, better replacement for a candid with Al Steele and Jackie Cooper.

 

 

 


 

2/24/15

 

PHOTOS:

1934:  Publicity for Sadie McKee shot by Frank Tanner.

1935:  Film still from No More Ladies with Robert Montgomery.

1937:  On the set, serving the cast and crew of The Last of Mrs. Cheyney.

1939:  Publicity for The Women; and a street candid.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

2/22/15

 

ART:

Updated all of the Margaret Keane info on the site. First, the copy of her portrait of Joan is much better now. Next, I added more info to the Keane entry of the ENCYCLOPEDIA, including 2 new photos and links to Joan-owned Keane paintings and to Joan posing in front of her Keane portrait, as well as info on the recent Big Eyes film and a recent quote from Keane re Joan on vulture.com.

 

In other ART updates: Thanks to Mike O for sharing the 1933 work featuring Joan, "Hollywood's Malibu Beach" by Miguel Covarrubias, which originally appeared in Vanity Fair.

 

 

 


 

2/21/15

 

FILMS:  Added a New York Daily News review of Grand Hotel from April 1932.

 

PHOTOS:

1931:

A film still from Dance, Fools, Dance with William Bakewell.

Publicity by Hurrell appearing in New Movie magazine.

1932:

Grand Hotel -- On the set; a publicity shot; and a bigger, better replacement film still with Lionel Barrymore.

Letty Lynton -- On the set with director Clarence Brown and Robert Montgomery; and bigger, better replacements of publicity by Hurrell, one and two.

1933:

Dancing Lady -- A film still with Franchot Tone; and publicity with undies and robot.

 

 

 


 

2/19/15

 

PHOTOS:

1928:

Our Dancing Daughters -- Film stills with Johnny Mack Brown, one and two.

Dream of Love -- Publicity shots with Nils Asther: one, two, and three; solo publicity with guitar; publicity shot by Ruth Harriet Louise.

General publicity, with tennis racket, by Ruth Harriet Louise.

1929:  A bigger, better replacement for a Ruth Harriet Louise pirate picture.

 

 

 

 


 

2/17/15

 

PHOTOS:

1925:  MGM beach publicity with Dorothy Sebastian.

1926:  MGM publicity with cactus.

1927:  Film stills from The Taxi Dancer: New, one and two; and bigger, better replacements, one and  two.

1928:  Publicity shot by Ruth Harriet Louise.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

2/15/15

 

PHOTOS:

1959:  Color screen shots from The Best of Everything, with Suzy Parker and in the kitchen.

1961:  Color street candid at unknown event.

1963:  Candid at unknown event.

1964:

Candid with unknown guest on the set of Strait-Jacket, promoting Pepsi.

A much bigger, better replacement for a candid with Cotten, Davis, Aldrich on the set of Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte.

1965:  I Saw What You Did -- A film still with John Ireland. And on the set with Sara Lane and Andi Garrett, one and two. With the girls and William Castle and Cesar Romero. And clowning for the cameras.

 

 

 


 

2/13/15

 

PHOTOS:

1950:  The Damned Don't Cry -- Film still with David Brian and Kent Smith.

1951:  Goodbye, My Fancy -- On the set with Vince Sherman, Eve Arden, and crew.

1953:  Candid with dancer in drag.

1955:  A better replacement for a Queen Bee film still with Lucy Marlow.

1956:  Candid at a fund drive for the "League in Aid of Crippled Children."

1957:  From Town and Country magazine, with pups.

 

     

 

 


 

2/12/15

 

PHOTOS:

1941:  Publicity for When Ladies Meet, with Robert Taylor and Greer Garson.

1945:  A film still from Mildred Pierce, with Jack Carson and Zachary Scott.

1946:  Publicity for Humoresque.

1947:  Publicity shot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

2/11/15

 

NEWS:

From February 6 through April 16, the American Film Institute is hosting the Leading Ladies of Hollywood's Golden Age film series in Silver Spring, Maryland. Joan is featured in Rain (3/28, 3/30, 4/2) and Mildred Pierce (3/29, 3/30), as well as in The Women (3/21). (Thanks to Lucas for the info.)

 

PHOTOS:

1941:  With Judy Garland and husband-to-be David Rose.

1945:  With Gregory Peck, receiving the Golden Apple award from the Hollywood Women's Press Club.

1946:  On the set of Humoresque.

 

 

 


 

2/10/15

 

FILMS:  A trade ad for Today We Live (see last row).

 

PHOTOS:

1934:  Screen shot from Sadie McKee. And publicity for Chained shot by Hurrell.

1935:  Film still from I Live My Life.

1936:

Film still from The Gorgeous Hussy with Louis Calhern.

Film still from Love on the Run.

15th-century Joan.

1939:  Screen shot from The Women.

 

 

 


 

2/05/15

 

1931 PHOTOS:

This Modern Age:  Film stills with Pauline Frederick, and with Neil Hamilton and Monroe Owsley.

Possessed:  A film still, a screen shot, and publicity by Hurrell one and two.

Publicity shots: By Clarence Sinclair Bull, and at home by Hurrell.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

2/04/15

 

PHOTOS:

1928:  Dream of Love publicity.

1929:  A film still from Untamed, with Robert Montgomery, Gwen Lee, and Don Terry.

1930:  Pre-Code publicity for Our Blushing Brides; and publicity by Hurrell.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JOAN CRAWFORD EVENTS

 

If your city, group, or self is presenting a Joan Crawford-related event in the
coming weeks or months, please
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February 6 - April 16, 2015 (Silver Spring, Maryland): The AFI presents Leading Ladies of Hollywood's Golden Age. Joan's Rain is showing 3/28, 3/30, 4/2; Mildred Pierce on 3/29, 3/30; and The Women on 3/21.

 


 

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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