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 - 2016 by Stephanie Jones
Celebrating 12 Years of BOE: 2004 – 2016
[in last month]
A color candid in Los Angeles for a Portrait of Joan signing.
FILMS: A link to a 2012 excerpt from Cliff Robertson's unpublished autobiography about his quasi-sexual first encounter with Joan when initially up for his role in 1956's Autumn Leaves.
1954: Candid at a premiere with a "Joan Crawford doll."
Autumn Leaves -- A screen shot on the beach with Cliff Robertson.
Candid with Christina by Eve Arnold from a Woman's Home Companion article.
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.
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.)
Strange Cargo -- A bigger, better replacement publicity shot with Clark Gable.
Susan and God -- Candid on the set with director Cukor and Fredric March (includes press snipe).
1942: They All Kissed the Bride -- A film still with Melvyn Douglas, Allen Jenkins, and Mary Treen.
1945: Mildred Pierce -- A film still with Zachary Scott.
1935: A candid with freckles. (Thanks to Dara.)
Grand Hotel -- A film still with Wallace Beery.
1933: Dancing Lady -- Gardenia publicity by Hurrell.
FILMS: A complete set of Mexican lobby cards for I Saw What You Did.
1927: Replacement (non-watermarked) 2-pg handwritten letter to longtime early correspondent Dan Mahony.
1976: To a friend re his enjoyment of Our Dancing Daughters ("I'm afraid it's very dated now...").
MAGAZINES: Photos of actual pages from the December 1963 Screen Stories article, "Hollywood Girls Are Killing Their Own Glamor."
1965: I Saw What You Did -- A bigger, better replacement for a publicity shot with Sara Lane and Andi Garrett.
1969: A candid from an Argentinean magazine.
1955: Female on the Beach -- Film stills with Jan Sterling and with Jeff Chandler, Natalie Schafer, and Cecil Kellaway.
1956: A film still from Autumn Leaves.
1957: Publicity for The Story of Esther Costello with Rossano Brazzi.
1959: A bigger, better replacement for a film still from The Best of Everything with Suzy Parker.
1952: Color publicity from the cover of NYC's Sunday News.
1935: A film still from No More Ladies with Charlie Ruggles.
1936: Publicity for The Gorgeous Hussy.
The Bride Wore Red -- Publicity with Robert Young and Franchot Tone.
1939: A film still from Ice Follies with James Stewart.
1940: Publicity for Susan and God shot by Eric Carpenter.
1949: Publicity shot by Bert Six.
Enough Is Enough!
(plus a Don't Get It Twisted rebuttal)
Years ago, I experienced the same exact online terrorism from Bryan Johnson (host of "The Concluding Chapter of Crawford") as the person writing below has recently experienced. When it was just me being abused online, I thought, "OK, I can handle it." But when I found out that Johnson was doing the same thing to others, I got pissed off. Here's what another host of a Joan board recently went through because of this creep:
"There's not enough characters in this message to begin to tell you the nightmare that he is in my life. He left the chat room after one month (in Oct of 2014) and has been an online menace to me ever since.... After many months of laying low he is now engaged in a full on assault against me. He's made hateful videos about me that I just got removed from Youtube, and constantly badgers me through his FB page. Lately he's re-posting my Youtube videos with Concluding Chapter watermarked all over them. This is just the tip of the iceberg-too much to try and detail here. I really feel he may be psychotic and I implore you to PLEASE not let my address be known now that you've had access to it....
I've kept it a "private" room to try and avoid conflict but Bryan refuses to let his animosity towards me go. It's to the point of really creeping me out-i.e., wondering if I need to be looking over my shoulder at all times. I try to never acknowledge or engage, but even that doesn't seem to diffuse him.
He has apparently got him self back into the chat room by making a phony FB account and now steals virtually every post I make, watermarks it, and then posts it on his own page. I don't even know how an adult has the time for all those shenanigans."
Johnson's MO was exactly the same with me years ago: He posted creepy,
defamatory Facebook and YouTube pages that I had to fight to get
...Bryan actually gave "BOE" website creator Stephanie Jones a ton of material to use for her site (including numerous Joan photos) for free ...(during the years between 2009 and 2013).
SJ: It's true that Johnson gave me photos for use on this The Best of Everything website. Although they were all unsolicited, I said "thank you" each time he e-mailed me something. Each of the photos that he sent me is also, to this day, credited on the site.
When he re-opened his previous Joan website and stopped handing out freebies to her is when she went crazy and began attacking him non-stop. She was upset because Bryan was no longer giving her free photos and material.
SJ: Not true. Back in 2013, when Johnson re-opened his Joan site, I was then the host of a Yahoo Joan chat room. Johnson was a member of the group, and he and I got into an argument (what I thought was an intellectual argument) about whether or not Crystal in The Women was a sociopath. (I said "no"; he said "yes.") From there, Johnson went off on a personal tirade about how I couldn't find a job, etc., and so I banned him from the group. He then posted various defamatory sites around the web (Facebook, YouTube, etc.) labeled "The Truth About Stephanie Jones"; all of the host sites took these weird pages down when I notifed them.
In short, I initially banned Johnson from the Yahoo group because he was making personal attacks; he then went on an Internet rampage with more personal attacks. I think I was pretty calm about the whole thing! :) But I did find his own actions extremely bizarre.
Stephanie Jones may have a comprehensive website on Joan, but Bryan Johnson was instrumental in helping her get it off the ground in the first place.
SJ: Not true at all that Johnson was in any way "instrumental" to this website. Back in 2004, I created this site after Bsabas Bennett, the webmaster of a now-defunct Joan site (Joan Crawford Online), had announced he was taking his site down. All of us Joan fans were freaking out: Where will we go, what will we do?? Bsabas sent me and others (not including Johnson) a CD with his Joan material on it. THAT is what was instrumental in getting this site off the ground in 2004. (I thank Bennett on the About page of this site.) Johnson had nothing to do with it.
We (the admins and creator of this Joan page) had to block Stephanie as she was attacking Bryan here several months ago....
SJ: Not true. I have NEVER been a member of Kyle Michael's Facebook page.
As for RV ... here's the "real" story: Bryan created a group called "The Joan Crawford Chat Room" years ago. He eventually enlisted the assistance of R. Bryan says that at first R. was nice and Bryan had no issue with him, but after a while R. became extremely intrusive in Bryan's life. For instance, if Bryan wasn't on FB, R. would get mad and go on a rant - and therefore became very controlling. So Bryan left the group, instead of removing R. from the group. RV turned the group into a bashing site against Bryan Johnson. And now he's using the "BOE" site to continue his rants.
This claim by Kyle Michael is especially bizarre
to me. I know for a fact that RV (not Johnson) created "The
Joan Crawford Chat Room" on Facebook...because RV initially
asked me if I wanted to be a co-moderator. At that time, I was away
from the Internet for a couple of days and so didn't respond to
him immediately. When I got back, I found that he had invited Johnson
to be co-moderator. Given my history with Johnson, I told RV that
I couldn't have anything to do with his new page since Johnson was
also involved. RV had been a longtime member of both my old
Joan Yahoo group and my current Facebook page; I was pissed at him
that he asked Johnson to co-host "Chat Room," which I
, of course, didn't join.
Bryan wishes Stephanie Jones and RV could provide evidence against Bryan as there is no proof to show, as none of what they have claimed is true.
SJ: The Internet allows screen shots, for one thing. And there are IP numbers. (And, I just checked: Facebook and YouTube have records of the pages that Johnson posted about me, as well as records of the dates that I requested that they be taken down). Johnson's fingerprints are everywhere.
What is YOUR involvement in this, Kyle Michael? Why are you defending Johnson, even in the face of his outright lies? You need to take a look in the mirror and address your own psychological biases before you support someone who's done the things that Bryan Johnson has done online. Online, you claim to be "spiritual" and a "medium." From what I've seen online, though, you're not spiritual at all; rather, you shallowly take the side of someone you simply like better without learning the facts of a given situation. That's not "spirituality." In fact, that's "third-grader-ism" at its very height.
A 78 rpm Columbia record label for "I Loved You Then..." from 1928's Our Dancing Daughters.
Two lobby cards for 1931's This Modern Age.
COLLECTIBLES: Two grooming kits from the 1930s: for the "Jr. Miss" (from Hasbro) and for the travelling man.
1936: A film still from Love on the Run.
1929: A bigger, better replacement for a publicity shot by Nickolas Murray on Catalina Beach.
1932: On the set of Rain with William Gargan and director Lewis Milestone.
Lady of the Night (1925) -- Two Swedish movie posters for Joan's first film.
Twelve Miles Out (1927) -- An 8-page French press sheet, with photos and artwork.
1926: Paris -- A film still with Charles Ray.
Rose-Marie -- Candid on the set with James Murray.
Four Walls -- Publicity with Louis Natheaux and John Gilbert.
A publicity shot by Ruth Harriet Louise for Tide of Empire (includes press snipe).
FILMS: A German lobby card for Trog.
1943: To a serviceman re his seeing Reunion in France 5 times, Christina, and Pupschen.
1965: To a longtime fan re a book and autograph.
1970: To a fan re 30s/40s movies versus present-day films.
1974: To a friend/fan, with thanks and mentions of Betty Barker's assistance.
ADS: A record label of a 1972 Joan promo for the American Cancer Society.
1959: Publicity by Eve Arnold.
1960: Color candid.
Oscars -- Bigger, better replacements: Color backstage after the ceremony with Gregory Peck; and, a month later, delivering Anne Bancroft's Miracle Worker Oscar to her on the set of Bancroft's play Mother Courage.
Publicity for Columbia.
1972: An autographed still from TV's The Sixth Sense.
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