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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 - 2019 by Stephanie Jones 

 

 

Celebrating 15 Years of BOE: 2004  2019

 

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 LATEST SITE UPDATES

[in last month]

 


 

2/17/19

 

FILMS:

Opening-credit and end-title screen shots for Mildred Pierce, Humoresque, Possessed, and Daisy Kenyon.

 

PHOTOS:

1943:  Publicity for Above Suspicion with Fred MacMurray.

1944:  Candid at the typewriter, shot by Len Weissman; and two watermarked candids with husband Phillip Terry (I usually hate to include watermarked photos on the site, but Joan's expressions and the couple's body language are especially striking).

1947:  Possessed -- Screen shots one, two, and three.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

2/15/19

 

FILMS:  

The Last of Mrs. Cheyney:  Two US movie posters and two info links.

Mannequin:  A US movie poster, US lobby card, and two info links.

 

PHOTOS:

1939:  MGM publicity by Laszlo Willinger (thanks to Julian K); and a bigger, better replacement on the set of The Women with cast and director Cukor.

1941:  Publicity at home with her film projector.

1943:  Publicity (thanks to Julian K).

 

 

 

 


 

2/13/19

 

FILMS:

Chained -- A title shot and two new info links.

Forsaking All Others -- A title shot and a new US lobby card.

 

PHOTOS:

1934:  Publicity for Chained by Hurrell.

1936:

Love on the Run -- A film still with Clark Gable (includes press caption).

Publicity by Hurrell.

Newspaper candid with Franchot Tone and friends at the Beverly Wilshire.

1937:  A press mark-up candid with Tone at Sonja Henie's "Polar Palace" in Hollywood.

 

 

 

 


 

2/11/19

 

FILMS:  

An end title shot for 1933's Today We Live, and a title shot for '33's Dancing Lady.

 

On the FILMS page main chart, added links to Library of Congress National Film Registry essays accompanying Mildred Pierce and Johnny Guitar. (Joan's two other Library of Congress Registry films, Grand Hotel and The Women, don't currently have essays posted to the LofC site.)

 

1933 PHOTOS: Dancing Lady

New screen shots: With Franchot Tone -- one, two, and three; and one with Ted Healy and a Stooge.

With Fred Astaire: A new film still; and a bigger, better replacement still.

 

 

 

 

 


 

2/09/19

 

FILMS:  Updated the chart for Joan appearances in 1925 films (exact release date, whether Joan starred or was extra, DVD availability, etc.).

 

1932 PHOTOS:

Grand Hotel -- Publicity shots: solo one and two, and with Lionel Barrymore. Plus bigger, better replacements: with Lionel Barrymore one and two, and with Lionel and John Barrymore.

Letty Lynton -- Publicity shot by Hurrell.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

2/07/19

 

FILMS:  Possessed ('31) --  A title screen shot, three new lobby cards, and a Swedish movie poster that bills Gable first.

 

PHOTOS:

1928:  Publicity for Tide of Empire shot by Ruth Harriet Louise (Joan was ultimately replaced by Renee Adoree).

1929:  Wedding-gown publicity for Our Modern Maidens (bigger, better replacement).

1931:  

Laughing Sinners -- A screen shot with Neil Hamilton.

This Modern Age -- A screen shot.

Possessed -- Screen shots one (with Gable) and two (leaving rally).

 

 

 

UPCOMING ON TCM IN FEBRUARY:

Wednesday, February 13, 10:15am: Our Dancing Daughters

Tuesday, February 19, 12:00pm: What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

Sunday, February 24, 9:00pm: Grand Hotel

 

 

 


 

2/06/19

 

ENCYCLOPEDIA: M

 

Mamacita:  Updated information for the final years of Joan's longtime "faithful servant" Anna Brinke (including findagrave.com and Google Map links).

Mickey's Gala Premier:  Added a new entry and photos for the 1933 Disney short that included a cartoon appearance by Joan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

2/04/19

 

ART:  Production drawings and final screens of Joan in Disney's 1939 Donald Duck short "Autograph Hound."

 

ENCYCLOPEDIA:  

A:  A new entry and photos for Autograph Hound.

B:  A new entry and photo for James Warner Bellah.

C:  A new entry for Ursula Curtiss.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

2/02/19

 

BOOKS:  Updated the style for all of the Books pages, and added:

 

1932: HC front cover and info for Dancing Lady by James Warner Bellah.

1962/1964: Bigger HC front/back covers and new PB front/back covers for the '62 autobio A Portrait of Joan.

1964: PB front/back covers and info for Out of the Dark (basis for I Saw What You Did) by Ursula Curtiss.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

1/29/19

 

PHOTOS:

 

1959:  On the set of The Best of Everything with Stephen Boyd and Hope Lange; and color publicity by Eve Arnold.

1962:  Tearful candid at a bullfight in Spain (thanks to Julian K.).

1963:  On the set of TV's Route 66 --- Two new candids and two bigger, better replacements.

1965:  With Carol Channing backstage at Hello, Dolly! (bigger, better replacement).

1967:  A color screen shot from The Karate Killers.

1970:  At NYC's Plaza Hotel, receiving a (much deserved!) "Marketing Woman of the Decade" award (includes press caption).

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

1/27/19

 

PHOTOS:

 

1953:  Torch Song -- Color candid by Sanford Roth; a color film still; and color screen shots one (3 small "any dark bar"), two ("Big Bird"), three, and four (with Marjorie Rambeau).

1955:  Receiving a press photographers' award; and at Grand Central Station with the kids.

1956:  Autumn Leaves -- Candids on a cold beach with director Robert Aldrich and with Cliff Robertson; chicken liver for dinner on the set; and a screen shot with Robertson.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

1/25/19

 

PHOTOS:

 

1945:  A film still from Mildred Pierce.

1947:  Publicity for Possessed.

1953:  A candid snapshot.

1954:  Jeans publicity for Johnny Guitar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

1/23/19

 

FILMS:  It's a Great Feeling -- New: Title screen shot, VHS and DVD photos, links, US movie poster, five lobby cards, and two sheet music covers.

 

PHOTOS:

1934:  Publicity for Chained shot by Hurrell.

1941:  A film still from A Woman's Face with Albert Bassermann and Marjorie Main.

1942:  Publicity for They All Kissed the Bride.

1943:  

Publicity for Above Suspicion (bigger, better replacement).

Candid delivering gifts for the American Women's Voluntary Services.

 

 

 

 

 


 

1/21/19

 

PHOTOS:

 

1929:  Publicity for Untamed.

1932:  Publicity for Grand Hotel with Lionel and John Barrymore.

1933:

Today We Live -- Publicity by Hurrell.

Dancing Lady -- Filming with director Robert Z. Leonard and Franchot Tone; and publicity by Hurrell, one (new) and two (bigger, better replacement plus press caption).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

1/19/19

 

PHOTOS:

 

1926:  

On the set of Paris with Charles Ray, director Goulding, and visiting theatrical producer Morris Gest (includes lengthy press caption).

MGM publicity.

1927:

A film still from The Taxi Dancer.

Publicity for The Unknown.

1928:  Our Dancing Daughters -- Publicity with Dorothy Sebastian and Anita Page (a way bigger, better replacement); and a publicity shot. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

1/17/19

 

LETTERS:

 

1957:  To a fan re travels and his autograph collection (includes Joan's envelope postmarked from South Africa).

1968:

March:  To director George Cukor.

November:  To a friend/fan re summer theater and Films of Joan Crawford.

1974:  Christmas greetings to a family, with sticker noting gift of peaches from Joan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JOAN CRAWFORD EVENTS

 

If your city, group, or self is presenting a Joan Crawford-related event in the
coming weeks or months, please
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LATEST AND UPCOMING RELEASES

 Let me know if you have updates to add here.

 

 

December 11, 2018: Female on the Beach on Blu-ray

For more info and to order:  bluray.com / Amazon

 

 

 

 

September 25, 2018:

Psycho Biddy Double Feature: Strait-Jacket and Berserk on Blu-ray

bluray.com / Amazon.com / brokehorrorfan.com

 

 

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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