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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 14 Years of BOE: 2004  2018

 

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10/18/18

 

PHOTOS:

 

1927:  Publicity by Ruth Harriet Louise.

1928:  Our Dancing Daughters -- Film still (bigger, better replacement).

1929:  Publicity shot.

1933:  Dancing Lady -- Four screen shots with Clark Gable on pages one and two.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

10/16/18

 

LETTERS:

 

1950 -- To a fan re reading/possibly starring in his play.

1958 -- To a fan re appearing with Bob Hope and future TV work.

1961 -- To the 1950 fan above: He actually got his play produced, with Carmen Mathews!

1971 -- To a fan with thanks for good wishes (read later letters, though---this guy would turn out to be a bit of a pest!).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

10/14/18

 

PHOTOS:

1957:  The Story of Esther Costello -- Screen shots one (with Irish orphans), two (with Rossano Brazzi), three (with Heather Sears), four (with Sears), five (with Sears), and six (with Brazzi).

1962:  Candid with Carolyn Jones and Cesar Romero (includes press caption).

1964:  Candid on the set of Hush, Hush... Sweet Charlotte. (Thanks to Tom!)

1965:  On the set of I Saw What You Did.

1968:  Berserk -- On the set with producer Herman Cohen; and color screen shots one, two, and three.

 

 

FILMS:  Bigger, better replacement for a full set of US What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? lobby cards.

 

 


 

10/12/18

 

FILMS:  The Story of Esther Costello

Four new movie posters from Sweden, Australia, and the US.

A Danish program.

 

BOOKS:  Four new Esther Costello book covers; and bigger, better replacements for two others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

10/10/18

 

PHOTOS:

1945:  Candid newspaper photos with Warners execs (with captions): Upon completion of Mildred Pierce, and at a party in her honor.

1952:  A film still from Sudden Fear with Jack Palance.

1956:  A film still from Autumn Leaves with Cliff Robertson.

 

FILMS:

Sudden Fear -- A US newspaper ad for a special 6:45am ladies' showing of the film--with free breakfast!

Johnny Guitar -- A Belgian movie poster, 3 pages from the US pressbook (featuring a suggested "Queen of Jeans" contest), a US newspaper ad, and two scenes from the Miami premiere.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

10/09/18

 

FILMS:  

Mildred Pierce -- Three new links, six new 1956 re-release lobby cards, two new US trade ads, three new US newspaper ads, and two on-the-street photos (ladies' matinee and publicity truck).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

10/05/18

 

FILMS:

Ice Follies of 1939:  US herald cover and centerfold.

The Women:  Belgian poster.

Flamingo Road:  US herald cover.

 

MAGAZINES:  A 1944 Dutch cover (Vizier), and a 1945 Danish cover (Uge-Revyen).

 

PHOTOS:

1940:  Strange Cargo publicity by Willinger with Clark Gable (bigger, better replacement).

1949:  Candid with Farley Granger and goddaughter Joan Evans (shot by Frank Worth).

1952:  Autographed color postcard publicity for This Woman Is Dangerous.

1953:  Two candids at the same event, with director David Miller and with Jane Powell.

 

     

 

 

 


 

10/03/18

 

PHOTOS:

 

1936:  A film still from The Gorgeous Hussy.

1938:

On the set of Mannequin with director Frank Borzage, producer Joseph Mankiewicz, and Spencer Tracy.

Dancing publicity for The Shining Hour with Tony DeMarco.

Candid at Grand Central Station.

1939:  Publicity for The Women.

 

 

 

 

 


 

10/01/18

 

PHOTOS:

 

1931:  Publicity by Hurrell (bigger, better replacement).

1932:

Letty Lynton -- Publicity by Hurrell (bigger, better addition to page).

Rain -- Cast and crew publicity on the set (includes press caption).

1934:  

Publicity for Sadie McKee by Hurrell.

Publicity for Forsaking All Others.

1935:  A film still from I Live My Life with Brian Aherne.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

9/27/18

 

PHOTOS:

 

1927:  

A film still from Winners of the Wilderness.

An MGM fashion publicity shot with press caption.

1928:  Four Walls -- Film stills with John Gilbert, one and two.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

9/25/18

 

LETTERS:

Five letters to fan Linda Taliaferro, 1967 and 1972, during her journey from college student to Pepsi job seeker: one, two, three, four, and five ("Do you mean you were in Jordan Marsh, watching me autograph my books, and you didn't come up and say hello?").

And 1971 to fan John (with thanks for place of honor on his autograph wall).

 

PHOTOS:

1964:  Color at the premiere of Broadway's Fiddler on the Roof.

1968:  With Duke Ellington at the Newport Jazz Festival.

1970:  A color film still from Trog.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

9/22/18

 

LETTERS: 1962 to a journalist friend, with thanks for the liquor-holding knitted poodle.

 

PHOTOS:

1956:  On the set of Autumn Leaves; and publicity by Cecil Beaton.

1957:  Candid fishing with a shirtless Al Steele.

1959:  With twins Cathy and Cindy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

9/20/18

 

PHOTOS:

 

1950:  Candids -- Combing hair at home, and being interviewed at Breakthrough premiere (includes press caption).

1953:  Torch Song -- Publicity with Gig Young (includes press caption).

1954:  Johnny Guitar --  Bigger, better replacements: On the set, and a film still with Sterling Hayden.

1955:  With new husband Al Steele -- Cake for honeymooners on the SS United States before sailing for Europe (includes press caption), and at a press conference in Rome (includes press caption).

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

9/18/18

 

PHOTOS:

 

1946:  Divorcing Phillip Terry (includes press caption detailing the mean man's "harassment"!).

1947:  

Possessed -- Candid on the set, and a publicity shot with Van Heflin.

Publicity arriving at Ciro's.

1949:  Warners publicity by Bert Six, one and two.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LATEST AND UPCOMING RELEASES

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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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