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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 - 2017 by Stephanie Jones

 

 

Celebrating 13 Years of BOE: 2004  2017

 

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 LATEST SITE UPDATES

[in last month]

 


 

1/19/17

 

PHOTOS:

1934:  Publicity for Sadie McKee by Hurrell.

1936:  Publicity for Love on the Run with Clark Gable.

1937:  Publicity for The Last of Mrs. Cheyney with Robert Montgomery and William Powell.

1938:  Candid at the Ringling Bros./Barnum & Bailey Circus at Madison Square Garden.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

1/17/17

 

PHOTOS:

1929:  On the set of Our Modern Maidens with Rod LaRocque and Eddie Nugent.

1930:

A film still from Montana Moon with Johnny Mack Brown.

A film still from Paid.

Publicity by Hurrell.

1931:  Publicity by Hurrell.

1932:

A film still from Letty Lynton with Nils Asther.

Publicity by Hurrell.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

1/14/17

 

PHOTOS:

1925:  Sally, Irene, and Mary -- Film stills with Constance Bennett and Sally O'Neil, one (new) and two (bigger, better replacement).

1926:  Publicity by Ruth Harriet Louise, autographed to "Johnnie."

1928:  Our Dancing Daughters -- Publicity with Johnny Mack Brown.

1929:  MGM fashion publicity with press blurb.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

1/12/17

 

PHOTOS:

1953:  Publicity for Torch Song.

1955:  Publicity for Queen Bee.

1957:  A candid with hat.

1963:  Three small photos of Joan's first appearance on the Merv Griffin Show.

1967:  On the set of ABC's Girl Talk with Virginia Graham (includes press release from Pepsi).

 

       

 

 

 


 

1/10/17

 

PHOTOS:

1952:  A color candid.

1955:  Queen Bee -- On the set: With The Twins and Chris (actual photo plus printer's proof for magazine), and wardrobe test; plus a glorious color publicity shot by Bob Coburn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

1/09/17

 

LETTERS:

Added 14 photos to the main LETTERS page while in the process of re-doing the whole section. (Have currently renovated through 1961.)

 

And new letters:

1936:  To a fan with thanks for clippings.

1956:  To a British fan. (Thanks to Vincent.)

1958:  A Christmas greeting to Jerry Lewis.

1959:  To a fan with thanks for clips and for sharing their mutual sense of loss.

 

 

 


 

1/05/17

 

BLU-RAY UPDATES:

Mildred Pierce will be released on Criterion Blu-ray February 21, with the following extras:

 

New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray

New conversation with critics Molly Haskell and Robert Polito

Excerpt from a 1970 episode of The David Frost Show featuring actor Joan Crawford

Joan Crawford: The Ultimate Movie Star, a 2002 feature-length documentary

Q&A with actor Ann Blyth from 2002, conducted by film historian Eddie Muller

Segment from a 1969 episode of the Today show featuring Mildred Pierce novelist James M. Cain

Trailer

An essay by critic Imogen Sara Smith

 

I also added past Blu-ray release info and cover photos to the following FILMS pages of this site: Grand Hotel, The Women, Daisy Kenyon, Possessed ('47), Johnny Guitar, The Best of Everything, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, and I Saw What You Did.

 

 

FILMS:  A 1959 German re-release poster for Johnny Guitar (last row).

 

 


 

1/03/17

 

PHOTOS:

1947:  Daisy Kenyon -- Screen shots one (title), two, three, and four (with Henry Fonda).

1950:  Harriet Craig -- Publicity shot by Edward Cronenweth.

1954:  Johnny Guitar -- Color screen shots one (with Sterling Hayden), two (with Hayden), three (with John Carradine), four (with Scott Brady and Hayden), and five (with Hayden).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

1/01/17     Happy 2017, Everybody!

 

PHOTOS:

1943:  Color Warners publicity.

1944:  Publicity with pup shot by Bert Longworth, and publicity by Bert Six.

1946:

Humoresque -- A new film still, Meetin' the Mom; and bigger, better replacements with John Garfield, one and two.

Color magazine publicity.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

12/29/16

 

FILMS:  A Roxy Theatre (NYC) program cover and centerfold for 1942's They All Kissed the Bride.

 

PHOTOS:

1932:  Publicity for Letty Lynton with Robert Montgomery.

1938:  Publicity for Mannequin. On the set of The Shining Hour with new pup.

1939:  Publicity for The Women.

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

1942:  They All Kissed the Bride -- Bigger, better replacements: On the set with director Hall (shot by Irving Lippman), and jitterbugging with Allen Jenkins.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

12/23/16

 

ART:  A second version of the 1930 "devil portrait" by Chilean artist Jorge Delano (aka "Coke").

 

FILMS:  

A 1931 color postcard from Ocean Park, Cal., featuring a marquee for Laughing Sinners.

A 1932 Spanish herald for Letty Lynton (row 4).

Two lobby cards for 1933's Dancing Lady.

Two lobby cards for 1934's Chained.

 

PHOTOS:

1931:  Possessed -- Publicity with Clark Gable, shot by Hurrell.

1932:  Letty Lynton -- Publicity in the famous dress, shot by Hurrell.

 

 

 

 

 


 

12/21/16

 

FILMS:  A lobby card for The Unknown: "She laughs at death!"

 

PHOTOS:

1925:  Firecracker publicity from the Calgary Eye-Opener.

1926:  A bigger, better replacement with grisettes on the set of Paris.

1927:

A bigger, better replacement film still from Taxi Dancer.

The Unknown -- A new screen shot; and a bigger, better replacement film still.

1929:  Our Modern Maidens -- A film still, and a publicity shot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

12/17/16

 

LETTERS:

1958:  To a friend re travels in Europe and the upcoming Bob Hope TV show.

1962:  To a friend re his visit to her Philly press conference (on Pepsi stationery).

1964:  To the same '62 friend (above) re another Philly visit and Joan's MGM recordings.

1965:  To a Miami Beach playwright/playgoer fan and his mother --- one, two, and three.

1966:  To child actor/painter Bill Seay; and to a friend/fan re The Best of Everything, Route 66, and Films in Review.

1969:  To costume/set designer Ambrose du Bek.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LATEST AND UPCOMING RELEASES

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February 21, 2017: 1945's Mildred Pierce on Criterion Blu-ray.

 

 

 

 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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