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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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8/23/16

 

FILMS:  An Indiana (US) window card for 1941's When Ladies Meet. And an Argentinean poster for 1942's They All Kissed the Bride.

PHOTOS:

1941:  A film still from When Ladies Meet with Robert Taylor.

1943:  Above Suspicion -- A candid on the set lighting the cigs of husband Phil Terry, director Richard Thorpe, and co-stars Conrad Veidt and Fred MacMurray (including a press snipe). And a bigger, better replacement for a film still with MacMurray.

1944:  Color publicity with Joan Leslie.

1945:  Publicity for Mildred Pierce shot by Bert Six.

 

 

 

 

 


 

8/21/16

 

PUBLICATIONS:  1934 cover of a St. Louis Sunday supplement comparing stars then and now.

 

PHOTOS:

1931:  Publicity for Laughing Sinners.

1933:  A bigger, better replacement for a publicity shot from Dancing Lady.

1935:  A film still from I Live My Life.

1936:  Publicity for The Gorgeous Hussy (including press snipe re the expensive Indian star sapphire she's wearing).

1938:  A film still from The Shining Hour with Melvyn Douglas.

 

 

 

 

 


 

8/19/16

 

FILMS:

A bookmark from India promoting 1929's Untamed (see last row).

A window card for a showing of 1931's Dance, Fools, Dance in Pelham, New York.

 

COLLECTIBLES:  A cover ("General Delivery") from a Tijuana Bible.

 

PHOTOS:

1929:  Publicity for Untamed with Robert Montgomery.

1932:  Rain -- A film still with Beulah Bondi and William Gargan, and a closeup from a still with Walter Huston; plus publicity by John Miehle one and two.

 

 

 

 


 

8/18/16

 

MAGAZINES:  Screenland (April 1929): "The Modern Maid Inspires the Mode," by Adrian. A 4-pg essay by the designer on Joan's modern style ("She is as indefinite as every other modernistic tendency") and how you can achieve it.

 

PHOTOS:

1925:  A film still from Old Clothes with Jackie Coogan.

1926:  Two very different publicity shots by Ruth Harriet Louise: one and two.

1928:  Publicity for Across to Singapore. And general publicity by Ruth Harriet Louise.

 

 

 


 

8/16/16

 

PHOTOS:

1953:  Torch Song -- A bigger, better replacement for a publicity shot with Gig Young.

1955:  A candid with roses.

1962:  At the Oscars with Greer Garson, Maximilian Schell, and Burt Lancaster. And a better replacement for a Baby Jane film still.

1963:  A candid with journalist Herbert Luft.

1965:  At the Oscars.

1971:  Candids signing My Way of Life at the May Co. Wilshire in Los Angeles, one and two.

 

 

 


 

8/13/16

 

NEWS:  See 1952's Sudden Fear at NYC's Film Forum today through next Thursday (August 18). (NOTE: Sunday's 1:40pm show includes Joan's private home movies!)

 

FILMS:  Johnny Guitar:  A 5-ft-by-2-ft US theater banner, plus a 1955 newspaper ad for a New York drive-in showing.

 

PHOTOS:

1947:  On the set of Daisy Kenyon with Leonard Lyons, Walter Winchell, and Dana Andrews.

1952:  A film still from Sudden Fear.

1953:  A bigger replacement for a Torch Song still with Charles Walters (includes a new press snipe).

1955:  A film still from Queen Bee with John Ireland.

1957:  A film still from The Story of Esther Costello with Denis O'Dea.

 

 

 

 

 


 

8/11/16

 

PHOTOS:

1947:

Possessed -- Publicity with Van Heflin, and a film still with Raymond Massey.

Daisy Kenyon -- A new film still; and a bigger, better replacement with Dana Andrews.

1948:  Candid with Gertrude Michael.

1950:  The Damned Don't Cry -- A publicity shot in Palm Springs with Steve Cochran (includes press snipe); and screen shots, one and two (with Kent Douglas).

1952:  Sudden Fear -- A bigger, better replacement film still with Jack Palance.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

8/06/16

 

PHOTOS:

1938:  Candid at home playing badminton.

1941:  A film still from A Woman's Face with Richard Nichols (Lars-Erik!).

1942:  A film still from They All Kissed the Bride with Melvyn Douglas.

1943:  Candid with Jack Benny, Gary Cooper, and husband Phil Terry.

1944:  A candid fan snapshot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

8/04/16

 

PHOTOS:

1932:  

Rain -- Publicity by John Miehle.

General publicity.

1933:  Today We Live -- Film stills with Robert Young, one and two.

1936:  Candids with husband Franchot Tone, one and two.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

8/02/16

 

FILMS:  

Uruguayan heralds for Montana Moon and Dance, Fools, Dance.

 

PHOTOS:

1925:  A film still from Old Clothes with Jackie Coogan and Max Davidson.

1928:  Publicity shot by Ruth Harriet Louise.

1930:  Publicity shot by Hurrell; and candid publicity with Andre Luguet.

1931:  This Modern Age -- A film still with Monroe Owsley.

 

 

 

 

 


 

8/01/16

 

LETTERS:

1962:  On Christmas letterhead to George Cukor, with thanks for his Christmas gift and his opinion of Baby Jane.

Four letters to Pepsi exec Jim Shircliff: 1968 Christmas greeting, 1973 Christmas greeting, a 1974 post-Christmas letter with excitement over family and "happy sheep dog" holiday photo, and a 1977 post-Christmas letter.

1969:  Christmas greetings to a friend.

1970:  To columnist and TV host Irv Kupcinet.

1972:  To an Australian fan.

1975:  To a fan with thanks for his appreciation of her work.

1977:  To a friend with thanks for a birthday poem. (This April letter is one of Joan's last sent. She died on May 10.)

 

 


 

7/27/16

 

60candid16july1.htmPHOTOS:

1960:  Color candids one, two, and three.

1962:

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? A film still with Bette Davis. Screen shots: with Davis, one and two; with Maidie Norman; and solo.

A color candid in Los Angeles for a Portrait of Joan signing.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

7/26/16

 

FILMS:  A link to a 2012 excerpt from Cliff Robertson's unpublished autobiography about his quasi-sexual first encounter with Joan when initially up for his role in 1956's Autumn Leaves.

 

PHOTOS:

1954:  Candid at a premiere with a "Joan Crawford doll."

1956:

Autumn Leaves -- A screen shot on the beach with Cliff Robertson.

Candid with Christina by Eve Arnold from a Woman's Home Companion article.

1959:  

The Best of Everything -- A color photo on the set added to an already existing page with actress Linda Hutchings.

A contact sheet by Eve Arnold from her Life magazine (10/5/69) session with Joan.

 

 

 

 


 

7/23/16

 

PHOTOS:

1955:  Color on the set of Female on the Beach.

1956:

Autumn Leaves -- A post-battering grocery-store still with Ruth Donnelly.

A still from a session with Cecil Beaton.

1959:  Publicity on the set of The Best of Everything by Eve Arnold. (Thanks to Dara.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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