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TCM's Summer Under the Stars

 

AUGUST 10 is Joan Crawford Day!

 

6am (Eastern) -- The Unknown
7:15am -- West Point
9:00am -- Our Dancing Daughters
10:30am -- Dancing Lady
12:15pm -- Sadie McKee
2:00pm -- Forsaking All Others
3:30pm -- The Women
6:00pm -- Strange Cargo
8:00pm -- Possessed ('47)
10:00pm -- Flamingo Road
11:45pm -- The Damned Don't Cry!
1:45am -- Baby Jane
4:15am -- Trog

 


 

8/04/15

 

ADS:  1931 for Hennafoam Shampoo.

 

PHOTOS:

1928:  Publicity for Dream of Love shot by Ruth Harriet Louise.

1929:  Publicity with Doug Jr..

1930:  

Our Blushing Brides -- A film still with Robert Montgomery.

A bigger, better replacement for a Hurrell publicity shot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

8/03/15

 

FILMS: 1929's Our Modern Maidens:  Lobbies -- 3 new ones and 3 bigger, better replacements; poster -- a  US one-sheet.

 

MAGAZINES:  

1928 2-page article in Motion Picture Classic. (This article also includes a poem by Joan that I've added to the Poetry entry of the Encyclopedia.)

An October 1928 cover of Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World touting Our Dancing Daughters.

 

PHOTOS:

1927:  Being sketched by vaudevillian and cartoonist Bert Levy.

1929:  Our Modern Maidens --  A wide candid shot on the set (with accompanying description from Photoplay); and film stills with Rod LaRocque one and two.

 

 


 

8/01/15

 

PHOTOS:

1928:

Across to Singapore:  A film still with Ramon Novarro.

Law of the Range:  Bigger, better replacements one and two.

Four Walls:  A film still.

Our Dancing Daughters:  A new film still with Johnny Mack Brown; and a bigger, better replacement publicity shot with Anita Page and Dorothy Sebastian.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

7/30/15

 

FILMS:

Tramp, Tramp, Tramp:  Added 6 national ads promoting the cross-country trek of star Harry Langdon's character. And added 6 bigger, better lobby card replacements.

 

MAGAZINES:  A 2-page Photoplay article on the WAMPAS Baby Stars of 1926.

 

PHOTOS:

1927:  Spring Fever -- A film still with William Haines.

1928:  Rose Marie -- New film stills one (with James Murray), two (with Murray), and three.

 

 

 

 

 


 

7/29/15

 

MAGAZINES:  An article from the April 1927 Motion Picture: "Her Kingdom for a Friend: A Strange Story About the Supposedly Gay Joan Crawford."

 

PHOTOS:

1925:  Candid.

1926:  Publicity for Paris. And photos/text on a page from Motion Picture: "The Black Bottom in Ten Lessons."

1927:  A film still from The Unknown.

1928:  Photo and text from a Nov. '27 Photoplay promoting West Point.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

7/27/15

 

LETTERS:

1942:  To an MGM exec asking for a donation for the wartime nursery school project she's heading up.

1953:  To a fan, re the "ham" coming out in Torch Song.

1955:  To a fan, re Female on the Beach and upcoming films.

1959:

To a friend and potential crew member re working on The Best of Everything.

To a fan re where to buy a collectible car.

1966:  To a fan, along with monogrammed hankey for auction.

1970:

To set designer Ambrose Du Bek, with thanks for flowers and Easter wishes.

To former co-star Barry Sullivan.

1972:

To set designer Du Bek, with more thanks for flowers and Easter wishes.

More thanks to Du Bek for more flowers.

1974:  Thanks again, Mr. Du Bek! (includes Joan's home phone number)

1975:

To a fan with thanks for a T-shirt that he made her.

To photographer John Engstead.

1977:  A month before her death, to Du Bek re his travels and dental surgery.

 

 


 

7/25/15

 

PHOTOS:

1963:  Candid with kitty on the set of TV's Route 66.

1967:  On TV's Hollywood Palace with Nancy Ames; and a candid with Roman Polanski, et al., in NYC while filming Rosemary's Baby.

1970:  Trog -- New film stills one and two. And bigger, better replacement stills one, two, three, and four.

1971:  At a Los Angeles press conference promoting My Way of Life and Pepsi.

1972:  Hosting a party for General Chaim Herzog of Israel.

1976:  A much bigger, better replacement (as deserved) from Joan's last photo session, shot by John Engstead.

 

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7/24/15

 

FILMS: Added the 12-page pressbook for I Saw What You Did.

 

PHOTOS:

1965:

I Saw What You Did -- A film still with John Ireland; a screen shot from the film; and 2 small screen shots from the trailer.

Candids at the premiere of Lord Jim: one, two, three, and four.

1966:  Candids in London, one and two (includes press blurb).

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

7/22/15

 

PHOTOS:

1962:  What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?:  Screen shots one (with Maidie Norman), two (with Bette Davis), three, and four.

1964:

Strait-Jacket:  Screen shots one (with Diane Baker) and two.

A candid with poodles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

7/20/15

 

PHOTOS:

1956:  Being presented to Queen Elizabeth.

1957:  The Story of Esther Costello -- New film stills one and two; and a bigger, better replacement with Rossano Brazzi.

1959:  The Best of Everything -- A color wardrobe test; and Miss Farrow at her desk one, two, and three.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

7/18/15

 

FILMS:  A bigger, better complete set of lobby cards for Torch Song.

 

PHOTOS:

1955:  

A screen shot from Female on the Beach.

A film still from Queen Bee with John Ireland.

1956:

A film still from Autumn Leaves with Lorne Greene.

At Paddington Station in London with husband Al Steele and twins (includes accompanying press snipe).

 

 

 


 

7/17/15

 

FILMS:  A bigger, better complete set of lobby cards for This Woman Is Dangerous.

 

PHOTOS:

1950:  Publicity for Harriet Craig.

1951:  Goodbye, My Fancy -- On the set, and publicity with Robert Young and Frank Lovejoy.

1952:  Wardrobe test shot for This Woman Is Dangerous.

1953:  Torch Song -- With Michael Wilding: A new publicity shot, and bigger, better replacements one and two.

 

 

 

 

 


 

7/16/15

 

PHOTOS:

1950:

The Damned Don't Cry!:

Poolside publicity candid. And a publicity shot by Bert Six.

Film stills with Richard Egan, Kent Smith, David Brian, and Jacqueline deWit.

Bigger, better replacements one and two.

Harriet Craig:  A publicity shot.

General:  A bigger, better replacement for a color publicity photo promoting Evans handbags.

1952:  Sudden Fear -- Bigger, better replacement film stills one, two, three, and four.

 

 

 

 


 

7/15/15

 

EVENTS: The Louisville (Kentucky) Palace will present Mildred Pierce on Saturday, July 18. (Thanks to Brian for the info.)

 

LETTERS:  1952 to the owner of a house in San Francisco where some Sudden Fear scenes were shot.

 

LINKS:  Added a link to pages from "Reel SF" comparing shots from Sudden Fear with the same locations today.

 

PHOTOS:

1952:  Sudden Fear -- Screen shots one and two; and on the set with the owner of the house at which they're filming.

 

 

 


 

7/14/15

 

1954 PHOTOS from Johnny Guitar:

New film stills one, two, and three.

New screen shots one, two, three, four, and five.

Bigger, better replacements one, two, three, and four.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

7/12/15

 

PHOTOS:

1946:  At home with her new Oscar; color Warners publicity one and two; and a bigger, better replacement color publicity shot.

1947:  Candid with Christopher and cake.

1949:  Flamingo Road -- On the set with poodle, a film still, and a publicity shot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

7/11/15

 

FILMS:  Added 5 bigger, better movie posters for Mildred Pierce.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

7/09/15

 

FILMS:  Mildred Pierce -- Added 7 bigger lobby cards, plus a congratulatory Oscar-win trade ad from South America.

 

PHOTOS 1945:

More Mildred!

New ones: Film stills with Veda one and two, and with Veda and Monte one, two, and three; plus screen shots one and two.

Bigger, better replacements: one, two, and three.

And a close-up of Mildred's bank book.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

7/07/15

 

PHOTOS 1945:

Freshening up the Mildred Pierce photos:

New ones: one (publicity with Zachary Scott), two (screen shot on the pier), and three (film still waitressing).

Bigger, better replacements: one, two, three, four, five, six, and seven.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

7/05/15

 

PHOTOS:

1942:  

A film still from They All Kissed the Bride.

Publicity for Reunion in France with John Wayne and Philip Dorn.

1943:  Candid on the set of Above Suspicion with Conrad Veidt and Fred MacMurray.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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August 10, 2015:  Joan is the featured star on this day in TCM's Summer Under the Stars series.

 


 

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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