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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 - 2015 by Stephanie Jones

 

Celebrating 11 Years of BOE: 2004  2015

 

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 LATEST SITE UPDATES

[in last month]

 

1/30/15

 

FILMS:  An Italian poster for Johnny Guitar (see last row).

 

PHOTOS:

1950:  On the set of Harriet Craig.

1952:  Three screen shots from Sudden Fear.

1954:  Johnny Guitar -- One new color screen shot, and bigger, better color replacements one, two, and three.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

1/28/15

 

PHOTOS:

1942:  

They All Kissed the Bride -- More jitterbugging with Allen Jenkins, and a better replacement on the stairs post-jitterbug.

A screen shot from Reunion in France.

Publicity with new husband Phil Terry, one and two.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

1/27/15

 

PHOTOS:

1934:  

Publicity for Chained shot by Hurrell.

Bigger, better replacements for general Hurrell publicity, one and two.

1935:  Publicity for No More Ladies shot by Hurrell: one, two, and three.

1937:  Publicity shot by Hurrell.

1939:  A screen shot from The Women.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

1/26/15

 

FILMS:  An Arabic ad for I Live My Life.

 

PHOTOS:

1933: Today We Live publicity one, two, and three.

1934:

Sadie McKee publicity shot by Hurrell.

Chained publicity with Otto Kruger and solo publicity. Plus bigger, better replacements one and two.

1936:  On the set of Love on the Run with Louis B. Mayer and opera singer Rosa Ponselle.

 

 

 

 

 


 

1/24/15

 

PHOTOS:

1929:

On Catalina Beach with husband Doug Fairbanks, Jr. Shot by Nickolas Murray.

Bigger, better replacements for The Duke Steps Out, with William Haines, and Untamed, with Robert Montgomery.

1930:  Publicity shot.

1932:  A screen shot from Rain.

 

 

 

 

 


 

1/23/15

 

PHOTOS:

1926:  MGM publicity.

1928:  

West Point --  Bigger, better replacement film stills with William Haines one and two.

Four Walls --  A bigger, better replacement film still with John Gilbert.

Our Dancing Daughters -- A new film still with Dorothy Sebastian.

1929:  Publicity by Ruth Harriet Louise.

 

 

 

 

 


 

1/20/15

 

LETTERS:

1950:  To a fan, with holiday greetings.

1951:  To a friend re the holidays, kids' tonsillectomies, etc.

1964:  A holiday note to Agnes Moorehead.

1968:  Declining involvement in the Cuban Crusade.

1969:  To a friend re travels and upcoming TV appearance.

 

MAGAZINES:  A 1980 cover for Australia's Big Reel, announcing Anne Bancroft to portray Joan in MD.

 

PHOTOS:

1970:  Trog -- Film stills: new, and a bigger, better replacement.

1971:  At the Golden Globes with Lex Barker.

 

 

 


 

1/18/15

 

FILMS:  A groovy 1970s newspaper ad for Female on the Beach: "First time on Los Angeles television."

 

PHOTOS:

1951:  Small candid, turning a camera on the press.

1955:  Female on the Beach -- With Jeff Chandler: a film still, and screen shots one and two. Plus solo screen shots one and two.

1959:  On the set of The Best of Everything, singing with poodle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

1/17/15

 

PHOTOS:

1952:  Sudden Fear -- Film stills with Jack Palance, one and two. And screen shots one and two.

1954:  Johnny Guitar -- A candid in her dressing room, accompanied by a Republic mail-clerk's back-story of the photo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

1/15/15

 

PHOTOS:

1949:  A screen shot from Flamingo Road with Sydney Greenstreet.

1955:

Female on the Beach -- Thanks to Stephen for film stills with Jeff Chandler: one large, and small one and two.

Just married, with Al Steele and cake in Las Vegas.

1958:  Candid with Al Steele and shades.

1959:  Film still from The Best of Everything.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

1/13/15

 

1942 PHOTOS: Jitterbugging in They All Kissed the Bride.

 

New, in action with Allen Jenkins: one, two, three, and four.

New, at end of dance with Jenkins, one and two; and on the set with director Alexander Hall.

Bigger, better replacements, at end of dance: one and two.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

1/11/15

 

ART:

1930 caricature appearing in New Movie magazine.

1930s by pin-up artist R. Wilson Hammell.

 

PHOTOS:

1932:  Candid in her Cadillac Fleetwood.

1933:  At home, with decor by William Haines.

1936:

On the set of Gorgeous Hussy with Barbara Stanwyck.

Publicity for Love on the Run, with outfit by Adrian.

 

 

 

 


 

1/09/15

 

PHOTOS:

1928:  Publicity for Tide of Empire shot by Ruth Harriet Louise, one and two.

1929:

Film still from Untamed with Robert Montgomery and Ernest Torrence.

Publicity shots: en pointe, with tennis racket, and at home with bust of husband Doug Jr.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

1/06/15

 

BOOKS:  A copy of the first page of Carl Johnes's original manuscript for The Last Years, with handwritten dedication to his parents.

 

FILMS:  Thanks to Vincent for sending in his thoughtful review of Esther Costello.

 

MAGAZINES:

Covers for the Southwest edition of Boxoffice (1964), Belgium's Le Soir Illustre (1937), and the Jersey edition of the NY Daily News coverage of Joan's death (1977). Click here to also see inside pages of the Daily News coverage that day.

 

TV:  Joan's personal script cover for her 1970 Tim Conway Comedy Hour appearance.

 

PHOTOS:

1957:  Candid with John Raitt and his wife.

1964:  At Brandeis to induct Leo Jaffe of Columbia as a Brandeis Fellow.

1968:  Publicity from Berserk.

1969:

A screen shot from Night Gallery.

Added a slightly different version of Joan's Blackglama ad.

 

 

 


 

1/04/15

 

PHOTOS:

1938:  Film still from The Shining Hour with Robert Young.

1939:  The Women: Joan's opening screen credit, and a candid at the premiere.

1942:  Publicity for They All Kissed the Bride shot by Whitey Schaefer.

1946:  Film stills from Humoresque, one and two.

1947:  Color publicity shot.

1950:  At home, from a Cosmopolitan photo spread shot by Jack Woods.

1952:  Publicity shot.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

12/31/14

 

FILMS: An Adrian costume sketch for This Modern Age.

 

MAGAZINES:  A 1946 cover for Peru's Cines.

 

PHOTOS:

1931:  Publicity for Laughing Sinners.

1932:

Film still from Letty Lynton with Nils Asther.

Publicity for Rain shot by John Miehle.

1933:  Publicity shot by Hurrell.

1935:  

Publicity for I Live My Life.

Candid at Grand Central Station.

 

 

 

 


 

12/29/14

 

MAGAZINES:  Added new covers for 1928's French Models and for 1931's Le Film.

 

PHOTOS:

1927:  On the set of The Understanding Heart with director Jack Conway.

1928:

Film still from Rose-Marie with James Murray.

Fashion publicity.

1931:  Film still from Possessed with Clark Gable.

 

 

 

 

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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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