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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 - 2019 by Stephanie Jones 

 

 

Celebrating 15 Years of BOE: 2004  2019

 

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 LATEST SITE UPDATES

[in last month]

 


 

4/22/19

 

PHOTOS:

 

1925:  Old Clothes film stills with Jackie Coogan, one (new) and two (bigger, better replacement).

1926:  

A 4-page Loew's State newsletter promoting Paris (includes 5 photos from and 4 articles about the film).

Publicity shot for the 13 WAMPAS Baby Stars of 1926.

1928:  Publicity by Ruth Harriet Louise (bigger, better replacement with new press caption describing outfit).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

4/20/19

 

TV:  Thanks to Vincent for this 1975 newspaper ad from WNEW-TV (channel 5) in New York City, promoting "The Sunday Night Joan Crawford Theatre." (Joan was taped introducing Mildred Pierce on one Sunday evening, but unknown if she also introduced her films on the other Sunday nights.)

 

FILMS:  Thanks again to Michael Lia for another new Joan film review, this time of Trog. (As always, if you have your own review of any Joan film to share on this site, please send it in.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

4/19/19

 

PHOTOS:

 

1964:  Candid at dinner with theater producer Frank Hale (includes newspaper clipping).

1967:  Hosting ABC's Hollywood Palace (includes newspaper clipping).

1968:  A still from The Lucy Show with Lew Parker.

 

FILMS:  Thanks to Michael Lia for his new review of I Saw What You Did. (If you have your own review of any Joan film to share on this site, please send it in.)

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

4/17/19

 

PHOTOS:

 

1959:  On the set of GE Theater's "And One Was Loyal" with Tom Helmore (includes press captions); and publicity for Zane Grey Theatre's "Rebel Range" (includes press caption).

1961:  Publicity for Zane Grey Theatre's "One Must Die" (includes press captions).

1963:  At the Oscars with Gregory Peck, Sophia Loren, and Maximilian Schell.

 

LETTERS:

1955 to friend Bill Shea with inside joke.

1956 to a fan with thanks and travel plans. (See also the 4/11 entry below for more letters to the same fan.)

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

4/15/19

 

FILMS:  Thanks to Michael Lia for his review of The Story of Esther Costello. (And he's got more to come!) If you'd like to share your own review of any Joan film with readers of this website, please e-mail me (and remember to include a star rating, of 5).

 

PHOTOS:  Thanks to Vincent for the below 5 great photos!

1955:  Queen Bee -- Birthday flowers on the set with director Ranald MacDougall, one and two. And preparing for scenes with crew, one and two.

1957:  The Story of Esther Costello -- On the set with Heather Sears and Sears' visiting sister.

 

 

 

 

 


 

4/13/19

 

PHOTOS:

 

1950:  Publicity for Harriet Craig. And thanks to Vincent for these candids on the Harriet set: one and two (with Wendell Corey and Cliquot).

1952:  RKO publicity for Sudden Fear by Ernest Bachrach; and a candid on the set of a CBS Radio show.

1954:  Candid with Sonja Henie by Bob Beerman.

1955:  A film still from Female on the Beach with Jeff Chandler, Natalie Schafer, Ed Fury, and Cecil Kellaway.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

4/11/19

 

Mo' money, mo' problems.LETTERS:  5 chatty letters to same fan, with thanks, family Easter plans, friendship philosophies, movie and TV plans, etc.: 1944, 1950, 1951, 1952, and 1953.

 

PHOTOS:

1945:  A film still from Mildred Pierce with Eve Arden.

1950:  A film still from Harriet Craig; and a Damned Don't Cry publicity shot by Bert Six.

1951:  Publicity for Goodbye, My Fancy by Bert Six.

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPCOMING US TCM FILM SCHEDULE (times Eastern):

APRIL

Thursday, April 11:

7:15am -- Dance, Fools, Dance

8:45am -- Laughing Sinners

Thursday, April 18: 4:15am -- It's a Great Feeling

Tuesday, April 23: 1:30am -- Above Suspicion

Sunday, April 25: 5:30pm -- What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

MAY

Wednesday, May 1:

12:00pm -- This Woman Is Dangerous

1:45pm -- Paid

Sunday, May 12: 3:30pm -- Mildred Pierce

Thursday, May 16: 8:00pm -- Hollywood Canteen

JUNE

Friday, June 7: 9:00am -- The Last of Mrs. Cheyney

Tuesday, June 25: 6:30am -- Dancing Lady

 

 


 

4/09/19

 

EVENTS:  Friday, April 12: Women and Cocaine presents 1930's Paid at The Cinema Museum of London. (Thanks, Caroline!)

 

PHOTOS:

1939:

Publicity for Ice Follies of 1939 with James Stewart and Lew Ayres (includes press caption).

A candid snapshot.

1941:  Publicity for When Ladies Meet (includes press caption).

1942:  Columbia publicity at home for They All Kissed the Bride.

1943:  MGM publicity at home for Above Suspicion (includes press caption).

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

4/01/19

 

1938 PHOTOS:  Publicity for Vogue by Horst P. Horst.

 

Encyclopedia: H

A new entry for and photo of Horst.

A self-portrait by Hurrell.

 

FILMS:

No More Ladies (1935) -- Three links, US and Swedish movie posters, two bigger lobby cards, a US magazine ad, and the end title shot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

3/30/19

 

PHOTOS:

1929:  Publicity at home by Ruth Harriet Louise; and a film still from The Duke Steps Out with William Haines.

1930:  A film still from the never-released Great Day! (See also this site's Great Day! page for two lengthy accounts of why the film was never released: from the 1983 Ultimate Star bio and a 2002 essay by Sandy McLendon.)

 

FILMS:

Montana Moon (1930) -- A link.

Our Blushing Brides (1930) -- A link.

Paid (1930) -- A plot summary and 3 links.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

3/28/19

 

1929 PHOTOS:

Hollywood Revue of 1929:  New publicity with band members; and a big addition from the "Singin' in the Rain" number to already existing page.

 

FILMS:

Paris (1926) -- A Swedish window card.

The Unknown (1927) -- A lobby card; two French movie posters; and, in Misc., a US window card and French press sheet cover.

Twelve Miles Out (1927) -- A Swedish window card.

Spring Fever (1927) -- End title shot.

Across to Singapore (1928) -- End title shot.

Our Dancing Daughters (1928) -- Link and end title shot.

Hollywood Revue of 1929 -- Three new links and end title shot.

Our Modern Maidens (1929) -- Link and end title shot.

Untamed (1929) -- A plot summary and three new links.

 

 

 

 


 

3/25/19

 

FILMS:  Four new movie posters for The Karate Killers.

 

ENCYCLOPEDIA: L

Thomas LeSueur -- Added two Abilene, Texas, newspaper articles about LeSueur's death, age 70, in 1938.

Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne --  Added a new entry and photo for this premiere (reputedly lavender) Broadway couple that inspired Joan to marry Franchot Tone in 1935.

 

 


 

March 23

Happy Birthday, Joan!

 


 

3/21/19

 

1970 PHOTOS:  Five color screen shots from Trog on pages one, two, and three (thanks to the very patient Vincent E).

 

FILMS:  Links for The Caretakers, Links and movie poster for The Karate Killers, and Links for Trog.

 

ENCYCLOPEDIA: K:  Updated entry for The Karate Killers.

 

TIMELINE: 1967:  Updated info for Man from U.N.C.L.E. and Karate Killers filming and release, first on US TV and then in London theaters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

JOAN CRAWFORD EVENTS

 

If your city, group, or self is presenting a Joan Crawford-related event in the
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LATEST AND UPCOMING RELEASES

 Let me know if you have updates to add here.

 

 

December 11, 2018: Female on the Beach on Blu-ray

For more info and to order:  bluray.com / Amazon

 

 

 

 

September 25, 2018:

Psycho Biddy Double Feature: Strait-Jacket and Berserk on Blu-ray

bluray.com / Amazon.com / brokehorrorfan.com

 

 

August 21, 2018: Strait-Jacket on Blu-ray

A sampling of reviews:  whysoblu.htm / screenanarchy.com / horrortalk.com / avnirvana.com.

 

 

 

 

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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