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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]

 

5/27/15

 

FILMS:  A US magazine ad for Harriet Craig: "What Was Harriet Craig's Lie?" (Thanks to Thomas.)

 

PHOTOS:

1950:  Harriet Craig -- Film stills with K. T. Stevens, one and two.

1954:  

Johnny Guitar -- Film still with Royal Dano.

A candid with George Nader.

1955:  On the set of Female on the Beach.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

5/24/15

 

FILMS:  3 shots of a plaque in Sedona, Arizona, honoring Johnny Guitar. (Thanks to Mike O.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

5/22/15

 

PHOTOS:

1948:  Two small candids with Gary Cooper and Claudette Colbert.

1949:  Candid on the set of Flamingo Road.  Screen shot from It's a Great Feeling.

1950:

The Damned Don't Cry -- Screen shots one, two, and three.

Harriet Craig -- Film stills with Wendell Corey one, two, and three.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

5/20/15

 

PHOTOS:

1941:

When Ladies Meet -- Publicity: with Greer Garson and Robert Taylor; and with Garson, Taylor, and Herbert K. Marshall.

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

1947:

Possessed -- A candid on the set, and a film still.

Daisy Kenyon -- Screen shots one, two, three, and four.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

5/16/15

 

PHOTOS:

1933:  Publicity with Franchot Tone shot by Hurrell.

1934:  Sadie McKee -- A film still with Gene Raymond.

1935:  Candid on the set of the "Within the Law" radio program.

1936:  

Gorgeous Hussy -- Film stills one and two.

Candid with Franchot Tone.

1938:

Mannequin -- A bigger, better replacement on the set with Spencer Tracy.

Candid with Barbara Stanwyck and Franchot Tone; and a publicity shot.

1939:  Candid with Cesar Romero.

 

 

 

 

 


 

5/13/15

 

1932 PHOTOS:

Rain -- New shots by John Miehle: one, two, and three; plus a huge replacement by Miehle.

Publicity by Hurrell.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

5/12/15

 

ENCYCLOPEDIA: B -- Added a new entry for Black and White Ball, Truman Capote's.

 

PHOTOS:

1926:  A film still from Paris with Charles Ray; and a publicity shot as a blonde.

1928:

A screen shot from Across to Singapore.

A publicity shot from Dream of Love with Nils Asther.

1929:  

A bigger, better replacement for a film still from Hollywood Revue.

Publicity for Untamed with Gwen Lee and Robert Montgomery.

1931:  A film still from This Modern Age with Neil Hamilton.

 

 

 


 

May 10

 

We remember.

 

 

Desiderata

Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be critical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.

You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy.

Max Ehrmann 1927

 

 

 

 

 


 

5/09/15

 

EVENTS:  Australia's Museum of Brisbane is exhibiting "Costumes from the Golden Age of Hollywood" through May 24, featuring a dress from The Gorgeous Hussy. (Here's the dress on exhibit accompanied by a still of Joan wearing it in the film.)

 

 


 

5/07/15

 

PHOTOS:

1958:  At the Riviera in Las Vegas with Al Steele and twins.

1959:  Publicity for The Best of Everything.

1963:  On the set of TV's Route 66 with Glenn Corbett.

1964:  Strait-Jacket -- Viewing "The Sculpture" one, two, three, and four; Lucy's photo album; Carol helping Mommie; Joan with William Castle and Dorothy Kilgallen at a Harlem preview of the film.

 

 

 

 

 


 

5/05/15

 

PHOTOS:

1951:  Candid from Goodbye, My Fancy.

1954:

Johnny Guitar -- New screen shots one, two, and three. And bigger, better replacements one, two, and three.

Candid at the premiere of The Egyptian, with Sonja Henie and George Reeves.

1955:  Female on the Beach -- On the set with Tony Curtis; and a publicity shot.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

5/01/15

 

FILMS:  Added two lobby cards for Flamingo Road.

 

PHOTOS:

1946:

Humoresque -- A bigger, better replacement for a film still, with John Garfield.

Date night with Clark Gable at the opening of the Cabana Club in Santa Monica.

1947:  Daisy Kenyon -- A film still with Dana Andrews.

1949:  Flamingo Road -- A film still.

1950:

The Damned Don't Cry -- Screen shots one, two, and three.

With Jean Hersholt at the Masquers Club.

 

 

 

 

 


 

4/28/15

 

PHOTOS:

1938:  Publicity for Mannequin.

1939:  Publicity for Ice Follies, and a candid with pup.

1944:  Candid on the Warners lot.

1945:  Film still from Mildred Pierce with Jack Carson.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LATEST AND UPCOMING RELEASES

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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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