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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]

 

3/30/15

 

PHOTOS:

1932:  Rain -- Publicity shots by John Miehle, one and two; and screen shots, one and two.

1933:  Dancing Lady -- New: with Fred Astaire, and arty publicity featuring deco dancing girls; plus bigger, better replacements with Clark Gable, one and two.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

3/28/15

 

LETTERS:  1930 to a fan re her hobbies (collecting dolls--all sorts) and the upcoming Great Day. (Joan's letters from the '30s are rare, and this is a good example of both her stationery and still-not-perfected signature at the time, as well as of the general type of responses she then gave to fans.)

 

PHOTOS:

1928:  Our Dancing Daughters -- Pages one and two with a total of 7 new screen shots. And film stills one (with Anita Page) and two.

1929:  Publicity with... the first piece of transatlantic air freight in history! Woooo! (Read the accompanying snipe for all the details.)

1930:  A screen shot from Montana Moon with Ricardo Cortez.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

3/27/15

 

MAGAZINES:  An August 1927 cover of Japan's "The Play and Movie."

 

PHOTOS:

1926:

Tramp, Tramp, Tramp -- Screen shots: solo, and with Harry Langdon.

Paris --  A new film still with Charles Ray; and a bigger, better replacement still with Douglas Gilmore.

1927:  A screen shot from The Unknown.

1928:  

Rose-Marie -- A bigger, better replacement film still with House Peters and James Murray.

Dream of Love -- Publicity shot.

 

        

 

 


 

3/25/15

 

PHOTOS:

1960:  Color candid on 46th St. in NYC.

1963:  Color in the Oval Office with President Kennedy to promote "Mental Health Week."

1964:  A film still from Strait-Jacket.

1967:  With Tim Conway on The Hollywood Palace.

1970:  Candid with director Herman Cohen.  And color at the Golden Globes.

 

       

 

 

 


March 23

 

 

 

Celebrate with TCM on Monday:

Seven Joan films starting at 6:30am Eastern:

Caretakers, Baby Jane, Torch Song, Goodbye My Fancy,
Flamingo Road, Humoresque, and Mildred Pierce.

 


 

3/21/15

 

PHOTOS:

1950:  A bigger, better replacement for a Damned Don't Cry publicity photo.

1959:

Color street candid, on the day of a now-famous Eve Arnold shoot.

A bigger, better replacement for a Best of Everything publicity photo.

1961:  A bad-hair (pre-/post-hat?) color candid.

1962:

A much bigger, better replacement for a Baby Jane wardrobe test photo.

In color at the Oscars with Cesar Romero.

Golden color street candids, solo and with Nancy Kelly.

 

       

 

 

 


 

3/20/15

 

PHOTOS:

1939:  A bigger, better replacement publicity shot for The Women, with Shearer and Russell.

1940:  Strange Cargo -- A publicity shot with Gable, and a film still with Gable and Ian Hunter.

1941:  A film still from When Ladies Meet.

1946:  A bigger, better replacement publicity shot.

1949:  A film still from Flamingo Road.

 

 

 

 

 


 

3/19/15

 

EVENTS: Help celebrate Joan's March 23 birthday (Monday) at the Laemmle Theater in North Hollywood, where they'll be serving birthday cake and two scoops of Joan's films: Possessed '47 and Baby Jane.

 

PHOTOS:

1930:

Screen shots from Our Blushing Brides one (solo), two (with Anita Page), and three (with Dorothy Sebastian).

Publicity shot by Hurrell.

1932:  Candid with Mary Pickford, Jack Oakie, and Polly Moran.

1933:  A film still from Today We Live.

1934:  A screen shot from Forsaking All Others.

1935:  Dancing with Montgomery in No More Ladies.

1936:  At home with Franchot, shot by Hurrell.

1937:

A bigger, better replacement with Montgomery on the set of The Last of Mrs. Cheyney.

Reading from The Book of Joan on the set of The Bride Wore Red.

 

 

 


 

3/17/15

 

1930 PHOTOS from Paid:

New screen shots:  one (with Louise Beavers), two (with Kent Douglass), three, and four.

New film stills one and two.

Bigger, better replacements one and two.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

3/15/15

 

PHOTOS:

1926:  Fashion publicity.

1929:  Publicity shot by Ruth Harriet Louise; and a layout from Photoplay promoting winter pumps.

1930:  A rare film still from the never-released Great Day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

3/14/15

 

PHOTOS:

1961:  Color candids one and two at the 21 Club.

1965:  At the Emmy Awards (accepting for Lynn Fontanne): in color, a screen shot with Melvyn Douglas, and a group photo with Douglas and winners.

1968:  A color screen shot from Berserk!; and a color candid.

1970:  Trog -- A great candid on the set, and color screen shots one, two, and three.

 

       

 

 


 

3/12/15

 

PHOTOS:

1941:  MGM publicity shot by Hurrell.

1946:  A screen shot from Humoresque; and on Oscar night with Ann Blyth.

1948:  Clubbing with Sinatra -- new, and bigger, better replacement.

1952:  A film still from Sudden Fear.

1953:  At the premiere of Torch Song with members of her fan club.

1957:  On the set of Esther Costello.

 

     

 

 


 

3/10/15

 

ART:  A caricature by H. Pierre Montiel.

 

PHOTOS:

1933:  Dancing Lady -- A new film still (with policeman); and a bigger, better replacement, with Larry Fine of the Three Stooges.

1934:  A radio broadcast to promote Sadie McKee, with Franchot Tone.

1936:

The Gorgeous Hussy --  Film stills: with Robert Taylor, and solo.

Love on the Run -- A film still with Clark Gable.

1939:  

A film still from The Ice Follies of 1939.

The Women -- A bigger, better replacement for a Crystal film still.

A bigger, better autographed addition for an MGM publicity shot by Laszlo Willinger.

 

 

 


 

3/08/15

 

PHOTOS:

1929:  Publicity shot.

1930:  A bigger, better replacement with Xavier Cugat in front of the Grauman's mural he created.

1931:  A dance poem by Joan Crawford.

1932:  Rain publicity by John Miehle -- Sadie bold, Sadie penitent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

3/05/15

 

ENCYCLOPEDIA - P:  Added 2 larger photos and 3 new photos from "The Passing Show of 1924" program. Joan, credited as "Lucille Le Suer," "Lucille Le Seur," and "Lucille Le Seuer" on these pages, appeared in this show at the Winter Garden for 2 months.

 

PHOTOS:

1926:  A bigger, better replacement for a film still from Paris.

1927:  A film still from The Taxi Dancer, with Owen Moore.

1928:  With Johnny Mack Brown in Our Dancing Daughters.

1929:  A bigger, better replacement for publicity shot by Ruth Harriet Louise.

 

 

 


 

3/04/15

 

LETTERS:

1959:  To Gunnar of the Bel Air Sands with thanks for the champagne.

1960:  "God knows nobody went off to sleep faster than I did at the touch of your hand!": one and two.

1961:  To a fan with thanks and recent travel news.

1973:  To a colleague with appreciation for his work on her recent Pan-Am commercial.

 

PHOTOS:

1963:  Posing (with Peck, Duke, and Begley) with the Oscar she just accepted for Anne Bancroft.

1967:  A sharper version of a candid outside her NYC apartment.

1968:  Berserk:  A color film still with Robert Hardy.

 

 

 

 

 


 

3/03/15

 

PHOTOS:

1960:  Color candid.

1962:  What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?:

From me, merely a bigger, better replacement on the set with Davis and Aldrich.

But from Spiros, a bonanza of screen shots! Close-ups while talking to Maidie Norman: one, two, threefour, five, six, and seven; buzzing Jane; tied up; and, spoiler alert, dying on beach.

 

 

 

 

 


 

3/01/15

 

JEWELRY:  Added 4 shots of a gold, amethyst, and diamond bracelet designed by Adrian and given to Joan by husband Phillip Terry on their 3rd wedding anniversary.

 

ADS:  Added a page for 2 special Variety ads: June 21, 1977, announcing the industry tribute to be held at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater; and an "Our Beloved Friend" memorial--signed by family, friends, and colleagues--on May 10, 1984, the 7th anniversary of her death.

 

 

 

 

 

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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February 6 - April 16, 2015 (Silver Spring, Maryland): The AFI presents Leading Ladies of Hollywood's Golden Age. Joan's Rain is showing 3/28, 3/30, 4/2; Mildred Pierce on 3/29, 3/30; and The Women on 3/21.

 


 

LATEST AND UPCOMING RELEASES

 Let me know if you have updates to add here.

 

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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