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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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5/01/16

 

PHOTOS:

1926:  A film still from Paris, including press blurb and Joan's signature from back of photo.

1927:  An MGM fashion publicity shot.

1928:  Filming a scene from Rose-Marie.

1929:  Publicity for Untamed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

4/29/16

 

PHOTOS:

1961:  Color candid, and b/w candid with Vince Edwards.

1962:  

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? -- A screen shot, and film stills one and two.

A candid at a Pepsi event in Los Angeles, and a candid with a fan.

1965:  Candid with a fan.

1968:  A bigger, better replacement for a Berserk film still.

1976:  From Joan's last photo session, shot by John Engstead.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

4/26/16

 

MAGAZINES:  Look (September 26, 1939): A 6-page, 23-photo pictorial: "My Past, Present, and Future by Joan Crawford."

 

PHOTOS:

1941:  A bigger, better replacement for a Hurrell publicity shot, with new press snipe.

1944:  Candid at home with husband Phil Terry, shot by John Engstead.

1947:  Publicity for Daisy Kenyon.

1952:  Color publicity for This Woman Is Dangerous, with David Brian.

1959:  On the set of The Best of Everything.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

4/23/16

 

PHOTOS:

1936:  Publicity for The Gorgeous Hussy; and general publicity shot at home by Hurrell.

1937:  A title screen shot for The Bride Wore Red.

1938:  A bigger, better replacement for a Mannequin film still with Spencer Tracy.

1939:  MGM publicity shots by Willinger, one (hand-tinted) and two; plus a candid by the pool (with towel over that face!).

 

 

 

 

 


 

4/21/16

 

PHOTOS:

1936: More Love on the Run!

New:  One (with Gable), two (with Gable), three (with Gable), four, and five.

Bigger, better replacements:  One (with Gable), two (with Gable), three (with Gable), four (with Franchot Tone), five (with Tone), six (with Tone), seven (with Gable and Tone), and eight.

 

 1936. 'Love on the Run.' With Clark Gable.    1936. 'Love on the Run.' With Clark Gable.    1936. 'Love on the Run.' With Clark Gable.

 

 

 


 

4/19/16

 

PHOTOS:

1932:  Grand Hotel -- With John Barrymore: Film stills one and two, and a screen shot.

1933:  Bigger, better replacement publicity by Hurrell.

1936:  Love on the Run

Candid on the set (new).

Stills from early scenes with Clark Gable one (replacement), two (new), and three (new).  

"Country bumpkin" stills:  Solo (new); and with Gable one (replacement) and two (replacement).

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

4/17/16

 

PHOTOS:

1932:  

Letty Lynton -- Publicity shots by Hurrell: One new one (in iconic ruffled dress by Adrian); and bigger, better replacements one and two.

From the Mayfair Ball at LA's Biltmore Hotel: A giddy Joan and Norma Shearer, and a group photo with text from Picture Play.

1933:

Dancing Lady --  A new film still with Franchot Tone; and a bigger, better publicity shot with Clark Gable.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

4/15/16

 

PHOTOS:

1929:  Publicity shot by Ruth Harriet Louise.

1930:

Our Blushing Brides --  Publicity shots in undies and in ski-wear with other models.

Paid -- A joke shot on the set with director Sam Wood, Marie Dressler, Wallace Beery, and Polly Moran.

1931:  

Dance, Fools, Dance -- A bigger, better replacement film still with Clark Gable.

Possessed --  On the set: A photo and in-depth description of the scene courtesy of Mark A. Vieira.

1932:  Grand Hotel -- Publicity shot.

 

 

 

 

 


 

4/13/16

 

FILMS:  

A French publicity sheet for 1927's The Unknown (L'Inconnu).

A US newspaper ad for 1929's Our Modern Maidens.

 

PHOTOS:

1925:  A film still from Pretty Ladies with ZaSu Pitts.

1926:  Screen shots from Tramp, Tramp, Tramp one and two.

1929:

Joan and Doug at the Grauman's premiere of Hollywood Revue of 1929.

Publicity for Our Modern Maidens.

 

 

 

 

 


 

4/12/16

 

PHOTOS:

1961:  On the game show I've Got a Secret with host Garry Moore and panelists.

1964: Strait-Jacket

Bigger, better replacement publicity shots, one and two.

Six screen shots of makeup tests on pages one and two.

1968:  

A film still from Berserk with Robert Hardy.

An appearance on Irv Kupcinet's Chicago TV show.

1971:  At a press conference in LA promoting My Way of Life.

 

   

 

 

 


 

4/11/16

 

PHOTOS:

1953:  Color film stills from Torch Song with Michael Wilding, one and two.

1954:  With columnist Earl Wilson at the Beverly Hills Hotel Crystal Room.

1956:  With Big Al at London's Dorchester Hotel.

1957:  

The Story of Esther Costello:  A film still with Rossano Brazzi.

On a Pepsi tour with Rolls-Royce in Johannesburg.

1958:  With Big Al on the staircase of their East 70th Street apartment.

1960:  With twins Cathy and Cynthia.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

4/09/16

 

PHOTOS:

1950:  A screen shot from The Damned Don't Cry.

1952:  Four screen shots from Sudden Fear on pages one and two.

 

ART:

A 46-ft-long (!) piece by Dawn Clements from 2004: Travels with Myra Hudson. A primary photo of the entire piece, plus 7 detailed shots and a Saatchi Gallery description.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

4/07/16

 

ENCYCLOPEDIA: T

Created a new entry for costumer William Travilla, who worked with Joan on Flamingo Road. Includes an extended quote re an explosive encounter with her on the film set, plus a kinder, gentler meeting a decade later. Also includes photos of Travilla and sketches of "Lane Bellamy" costumes. (Thanks to Vincent for guiding me to the source for the info.)

 

Also added a 1949 photo of Joan with Gene Tierney to the page's Tierney entry.

 

PHOTOS:

1949:  Flamingo Road -- Wardrobe test shots one, two, three, and four.

 

 

 

 

 


 

4/06/16

 

PHOTOS:

1947:

On the set of Possessed with producer Wald and director Bernhardt.

Candid at a Beverly Hills toy store opening, with a monkey on her back.

1949:  Bigger, better replacement publicity by Yousuf Karsh. And publicity by Bert Six.

1950:  A small publicity shot for Harriet Craig with Wendell Corey.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

4/05/16

 

PHOTOS:

1942:  

Reunion in France:  A new publicity shot; a bigger, better replacement publicity shot; and a colorized film still with John Wayne.

A candid publicity shot displaying artwork by Christina. (From unknown magazine asking stars which possession they treasured the most.)

1943:

Publicity for Above Suspicion with Fred MacMurray.

At a Warners reception at NYC's Sherry-Netherland hotel, with actress Nancy Walker.

 

 

 

 


 

4/03/16

 

AWARDS:  Added 21 new photos and descriptions for various Joan awards now housed in the Brandeis Collection.

 

Note: The items on the page of this site formerly known as "Awards/Art/Other" have now been separated into two new pages: Awards (featuring Joan's Oscar, Golden Globe, plus new Brandeis pieces), and Art Collection/Other (featuring personal items, like Joan's own art collection, furniture, checks, compacts, etc.).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

4/01/16

 

PHOTOS:

1931:  Candid with Marlene Dietrich.

1932:  A screen shot from Grand Hotel.

1936:  A publicity shot.

1939:  MGM publicity by Laszlo Willinger, one and two.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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