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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 11 Years of BOE: 2004  2015

 

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I can hardly believe any of it.

 

June 26, 2015. And in memory of Stonewall, June 28, 1969.

 


 

6/28/15

 

PHOTOS:

1930:  Montana Moon -- Film stills with Johnny Mack Brown, one and two.

1931:

A publicity shot from Dance, Fools, Dance.

A publicity shot from Laughing Sinners.

Possessed -- A film still, and a publicity shot with Clark Gable.

A publicity shot by Hurrell.

1932:  Candids with husband Doug Fairbanks, Jr., during the couple's belated honeymoon -- At London's Waterloo Station, and upon their return to California.

 

 

 

 

 


 

6/26/15

 

FILMS:  A program for The Taxi Dancer.

 

PHOTOS:

1925:  Sally, Irene, and Mary -- A film still with Douglas Gilmore.

1926:  Publicity shot by Clarence Sinclair Bull.

1927:

The Taxi Dancer -- A film still with Douglas Gilmore.

Spring Fever -- Film stills with William Haines, one and two.

1928:  

Rose-Marie -- A film still with House Peters.

Our Dancing Daughters -- A bigger, better replacement for a publicity shot with Johnny Mack Brown.

Publicity shot by Ruth Harriet Louise.

1929:

Publicity by Ruth Harriet Louise -- At home; and much bigger, better PIRATE replacements one and two.

Publicity by unknown.

 

 

 


 

6/22/15

 

LETTERS:

1950:  To a fan with thanks for birthday wishes.

1964:  To a friend with news of illness and kids.

1975:  To a friend re a visit and mutual friends.

1977:  To Theater World editor John Willis.

 

GEOGRAPHY:  A close-up of the stage of Joan's private theater at her Brentwood home.

 

TELEVISION:  A 1-page ABC press release for Joan's 1972 appearance on The Sixth Sense.

 

 

 

 


 

6/20/15

 

PHOTOS:

1956:  Autumn Leaves -- On the set, one and two, and a film still.

1959:

On the set of The Best of Everything, holding hands with actress Linda Hutchings. (NOTE: This is a bigger color version of the old b/w picture, which had incorrectly labeled Joan's companion as costumer Adele Palmer.)

Like a boss: Candid at Pepsi headquarters in NYC.

1963:  A huge addition to a page with a candid at the Waldorf.

1964:  Strait-Jacket -- A new still with Diane Baker, and a bigger, better replacement for a still with John Anthony Hayes.

1974:  A bigger, better replacement with Henry Fonda at the Rainbow Room, Joan's last public appearance.

 

 

 

 


 

6/18/15

 

PHOTOS:

1952:  With Jack Palance in Sudden Fear.

1953:  Candid on the Torch Song set. (Great shot but this version is of terrible quality -- just a placeholder 'til I find a better one.)

1954:  On the set of Johnny Guitar. And a club candid with Jennings Lang.

1955:

Female on the Beach -- With Jan Sterling.

Queen Bee -- Film stills one, two, three, and four.

 

 

 

 

 


 

6/15/15

 

PHOTOS:

1942:  They All Kissed the Bride -- A film still with Melvyn Douglas.

1946:  Humoresque -- A candid on the set, and a much bigger replacement for an iconic martini-n-cig film still.

1949:  Publicity shots by Bert Six, one and two.

1950:  Publicity shot.

1953:  A publicity shot for Torch Song.

1955:  With the recently departed Betsy Palmer in Queen Bee -- screen shots, and a film still.

 

 

 


 

6/13/15

 

PHOTOS:

1939:  The Women -- A new publicity photo and a much bigger replacement, both by Laszlo Willinger.

1940:  Publicity by Horst P. Horst.

1942:  

They All Kissed the Bride -- Dancing publicity with a Marine.

Reunion in France -- Film still with Philip Dorn.

1946:  Small candid at Waikiki Beach.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

6/10/15

 

PHOTOS:

1939:  More screen shots from Ice Follies (thanks again to Spiros); 11 new photos on 8 pages: one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, and eight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

6/09/15

 

PHOTOS:

1937:  A film still from The Bride Wore Red.

1939:

Screen shots from Ice Follies: one, two, three, and four. (Thanks to Spiros; more to come!)

Candid with writer/boyfriend Charles Martin.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

6/06/15

 

PHOTOS:

1932:

Rain -- A bigger, better replacement for publicity by Miehle.

By Hurrell:  New publicity, and a bigger, better replacement publicity shot.

Candid with soon-to-be-ex-husband Doug Fairbanks, Jr.

1935:  Candid with new husband Franchot Tone at the Waldorf Astoria.

1936:  A film still from Love on the Run. And a publicity shot by Hurrell.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

6/05/15

 

ART:  By Zach Bellissimo, inspired by The Unknown.

 

FILMS:  The Unknown -- Bigger, better replacements for a US movie poster and lobby card.

 

PHOTOS:

1927:  The Unknown -- Bigger, better replacements one, two, and three.

1928:  Publicity shots by Ruth Harriet Louise, one and two.

1931:  Dance, Fools, Dance -- A film still with Lester Vail.

 

 

 

 

 


 

6/04/15

 

PHOTOS:

1926:  Bigger, better replacements for WAMPAS Baby Star photos, one and two.

1928:  Film still from Our Dancing Daughters with Johnny Mack Brown.

1929:  On Catalina Beach, shot by Nickolas Murray.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

5/30/15

 

FILMS:  A UK title card for 1967's The Karate Killers.

 

PHOTOS:

1968:  Color screen shots from Berserk -- one, two, three, four, five, six, and seven.

1971:  Candid at a Pepsi promotional event.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

5/29/15

 

PHOTOS:

1959:  

On the set of The Best of Everything with producer Jerry Wald.

At Pepsi headquarters months after Al Steele's death.

1960:  Smoking candid.

1961:  Color candid, and b/w candid with Helen Hayes.

1962:  A bigger, better replacement (sans watermark) presenting jockey John Rotz with the Preakness trophy.

1963:  On the set of The Caretakers, autographed to her assistant in the photo.

 

 

 

 

 


 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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