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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 14 Years of BOE: 2004  2018

 

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 LATEST SITE UPDATES

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6/15/18

 

1925 PHOTOS:

Pretty Ladies -- A publicity photo, and a backstage film still.

Sally, Irene, and Mary -- Publicity with Constance Bennett and Sally O'Neil; and a film still with O'Neil.

 

FILMS:  Pretty Ladies (Joan's first credited role, as "Lucille LeSueur")

A title card with a line spoken by Lucille's character, Bobby. (Be sure and read Shane's film review while you're there!)

A colorized lantern slide.

A San Francisco Loew's theater billboard promoting the film's premiere.

A four-page program.

 

 

 


 

6/13/18

 

PHOTOS:

1952:  On the set of Sudden Fear with Shirley Booth.

1955:  Publicity for Queen Bee (bigger, better replacement with autograph).

1956:  Candid with Vera-Ellen in London.

1957:  On the set of The Story of Esther Costello with director David Miller.

1963:  A film still from The Caretakers with Herbert Marshall.

1969:  A still from TV's Night Gallery (bigger, better replacement).

 

FILMS:  A poster for The Caretakers from Argentina.

 

 

 

 

 


 

6/11/18

 

MAGAZINES:

 

Cine Aventuras (Argentina; April 1954): Cover.

Hollywood Studio Magazine (Aug. 1983): Article: The Lovely Side of Crawford!

Modern Knitting (Spring 1949): Article and photo of Ribbon Dress (knitted by Joan).

Oggi (Italy; July 1953): Cover.

Photoplayer (Australia; Nov. 1947): Cover.

Woman's Home Companion (Feb. 1955):  First page of Part II of "The Story I've Never Told" article by Jane Kesner Ardmore (Joan's future biographer).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

6/09/18

 

PHOTOS:

1949:  Publicity by Bert Six with knitting and Cliquot.

1950:  On the set of The Damned Don't Cry with Kent Smith and Steve Cochran (includes press caption).

1953:  Publicity with Christina.

1955:  A film still from Female on the Beach with Charles Drake.

 

RECORDINGS:  A cover for the 1953 Joan narration of The Littlest Stork.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

6/07/18

 

ART / ENCYCLOPEDIA:  Added a 2001 photo of James Rosenquist with his 1964 painting Untitled (Joan Crawford Says). Also updated the Rosenquist Encyclopedia entry with new info and links re the artist's career.

 

ADS:

1949:  Auto-Lite spark plugs (bigger, better replacement)

early 1950s:  Pepsodent gum "Film Arkiv" card (Denmark)

1952:  Ronson lighters

1993:  TNT "Bad Movies We Love" series

 

FILMS:  Movie posters for 1950's Harriet Craig (a US six-sheet) and Johnny Guitar (Italian).

 

 

 

 


 

6/05/18

 

PHOTOS:

 

1940:  A film still from Strange Cargo with Clark Gable and Ian Hunter.

1941:  Publicity by Hurrell (bigger, better replacement).

1942:

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

Reunion in France -- A film still with John Wayne.

1946:  Humoresque -- A replacement film still with new press caption.

1949:  Flamingo Road --  Warners publicity artwork (new). Plus replacement publicity photos with new press captions, one and two.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

6/02/18

 

PHOTOS:

 

1934:  Publicity for Forsaking All Others by Hurrell (bigger, better replacement).

1937:  A Ross Verlag postcard with image from The Bride Wore Red.

1938:

Mannequin -- A film still with Spencer Tracy (includes press caption).

The Shining Hour -- Film stills one (with Oscar O'Shea and Frank Albertson; includes press caption), and two (with Robert Young).

1939:

The Ice Follies of 1939 -- A film still with James Stewart and Lew Ayres (note the difference in Joan's hairstyle -- shorter and side-parted -- in this earlier-shot scene and the scene that eventually appeared in the movie with longer, middle-parted hair).

 

 

 

 

 


 

5/31/18

 

FILMS:  A title screen shot for Laughing Sinners.

 

PHOTOS:

1930:  A film still from Our Blushing Brides with Robert Montgomery.

1931:  A screen shot from Laughing Sinners.

1932:  A film still from Letty Lynton.

1933:

A film still from Dancing Lady with Franchot Tone.

Publicity by Clarence Sinclair Bull.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

5/29/18

 

Stephens College, which Joan attended in the fall of 1922, has an online archive for its yearbooks: See the 1923 Stephensophia yearbook page to discover more about life on campus during Joan's one semester there.

 

GEOGRAPHY:  Added 3 new 1922 photos of Stephens College to the "Columbia, Missouri" page.

 

Encyclopedia: S:  Added new photo and links to the "Stephens College" entry.

Encyclopedia: W:  Added new photo and bio to the "James M. 'Daddy' Wood" entry.

 

PHOTOS pre-1925:  Added three new photos to the page for the "Lucile Cassin" Stephens College yearbook photo.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

5/26/18

 

MAGAZINE COVERS:

 

Cine Illustrato (Italy), 1937.

Cine-Mundial (Spanish-language), 1932 and 1934.

Cine-Romanzo (Italy), five from 1927 thru 1932.

Kines (unknown country), 1929.

Screen Secrets (US), 1928.

Zenit (unknown country), 1934.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

5/25/18

 

ADS:

1929:  Energine cleaning fluid

1953:  Lux soap

1996:  LA Eyeworks

 

COLLECTIBLES:  A 1934 ad for "Movie Star Lamps" (Joan one of 16 available).

 

FILMS:  Reviews for Across to Singapore: 1928 from The New Yorker, and 2013 by Jeff Rapsis (of silentfilmlivemusic.blogspot.com).  (If you have your own review of Across, or any other Joan film, please send it in!)

 

 

 

 


 

5/23/18

 

PHOTOS:

 

1929:

Untamed -- With Robert Montgomery: Publicity and a film still.  

Publicity by Ruth Harriet Louise one (for Delman shoes) and two.

 

1931:  Seven screen shots from Dance, Fools, Dance (culled from pre-code.com).

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

5/19/18

 

PHOTOS:

1959:  Candid on the set of The Best of Everything.

1960:  Color candid.

1962:  Candid emerging from car.

 

LETTERS FROM JOAN:

1943:  To a fan with thanks for remembering her anniversary.

1956:  To literary agent H. N. Swanson.

1959:  To a fan re her possible new TV series and The Twins.

1961:  To a fan re her upcoming autobiography (note also a letter of the same day to a different fan with almost exactly the same wording).

1962:  To a friend re the friend's bad review of a movie and "ludicrous frame."

1964:  Christmas greetings to Maurice Chevalier.

1969:  A telegram to Rod Serling re Planet of the Apes; and letter to a fan with thanks for birthday wishes.

 

CELEBRITY LETTERS TO JOAN:

1967:  From Agnes Moorehead: "Winning is wonderful..."

1968:  From former stepmother-in-law Mary Pickford, unable to attend Joan's Brandeis ceremony.

1972:  From director John Huston: "The last time I set eyes on you was at a German lawn party..."

1974:  From Lord Mountbatten; and handwritten from Jackie Cooper.

 

 

 


 

5/17/18

 

PHOTOS:

 

1953:  Torch Song publicity.

1954:  Johnny Guitar screen shots one (staircase), two (with Scott Brady and Sterling Hayden), and three.

1955:  Female on the Beach film still with Jeff Chandler.

1956:  A candid with husband Al Steele.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

5/15/18

 

PHOTOS:

 

1950:

On the set of The Damned Don't Cry -- Grooming Cliquot while being groomed herself (bigger, better replacement).

Publicity for Harriet Craig shot by Robert Coburn.

Needlework candid at home shot by Jack Woods (includes press caption).

 

1951:  Publicity with tea.

 

1952:  Publicity one (with stockings) and two (polka-dots).

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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