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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 - 2017 by Stephanie Jones

 

 

Celebrating 13 Years of BOE: 2004  2017

 

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 LATEST SITE UPDATES

[in last month]

 


 

6/22/17

 

FILMS:  Five much bigger, better replacement lobby cards for 1930's Montana Moon (featuring Johnny Mack Brown).

 

PHOTOS:

1927:  Winners of the Wilderness -- A film still with Edward Connelly and Louise Lorraine.

1928:

West Point -- Publicity with William Haines.

Across to Singapore -- A film still with Ramon Novarro.

 

 

 

 

 


 

6/20/17

 

PHOTOS:

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

1926:  Paris -- Film stills with Charles Ray: one and two (includes press blurb).

1927:  The Unknown -- Film stills with Lon Chaney: one, two, and three.

1928:  Ruth Harriet Louise publicity: for Four Walls and general.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

6/17/17

 

PHOTOS:

1968:

Berserk!  On the set (with Ty Hardin, Judy Geeson, and Peter Burton); and film stills one, two (with Michael Gough), and three.

A candid supporting the Muscular Dystrophy Association in Charlotte, North Carolina.

1969:  A bigger, better replacement for a "What becomes a legend most?" Blackglama ad shot by Richard Avedon.

1971:  Three AP photos and caption for Joan's appearance with Lassie at the "Time Record Breakers" event at Toots Shor's, honoring Joan for being the "longest actively reigning star."

1974:  At the Rainbow Room with Andy Warhol (Joan's last public appearance).

 

 

 


 

6/15/17

 

FILMS:

Thanks to reinventedsky for this new review of A Woman's Face. And to Gaetano for his new review of Trog. (My apologies to both for the delay in posting these.) If you would like to share your review of any Joan film on this website, please e-mail me.

 

LETTERS:

Thanks to Julian K. for sharing these three letters:

1945 (to a serviceman, with Mildred news) 

1952 (to a longtime fan/friend with thanks and holiday/Sudden Fear news)

1963 (to a friend re the making of Baby Jane ["it was very tiring on my nerves to make that film"] and with personal news)

And thanks to comedian Suzy Soro for sharing this personal 1973 letter from Joan. She e-mailed me this letter last month, with the accompanying note: "I did become an actress and then a standup comedian. I'm sure Joan's letter resonated with me and kept me going!" See also Suzy's medium.com page to read about what this LA comedian is doing/thinking about today.

 

PHOTOS:

1964:  A film still from Strait-Jacket, and a color candid from the premiere of Fiddler on the Roof.

1967:  An ad promoting Joan's appearance at the opening of a new Frito-Lay plant in Irving, Texas.

 

 

 

 


 

6/12/17

 

PHOTOS:

1959:  On the SS United States.

1960:  A bigger, better replacement dancing in Buenos Aires (with new press blurb).

1962:  At the Golden Globes banquet with Charlton Heston.

1963:  Color in the Oval Office with JFK; and arriving in Berlin for the city's film festival.

 

 

 

LETTERS:

1936:  To a fan, with holiday wishes.

1956:  To a fan re Autumn Leaves, his loss of a job, and holiday plans.

1961:  2-pg chatty letter to friend/fan re travel discomforts, Donald O'Connor's renovations to Brentwood, and a film Joan didn't do.

 

 


 

6/10/17

 

PHOTOS:

1948:  Color publicity at home by pool.

1953:  Torch Song -- "Relaxing" on the set in black/brown/high-yella face; and tea and biscuits on the set with Michael Wilding.

1954:  At the Star Is Born after-party with Cesar Romero.

1955:  Female on the Beach -- On the set with Jeff Chandler and crew (includes press blurb).

1956:  A bigger, better replacement publicity shot.

1957:  A candid with husband Al Steele.

 

 

 

 

 


 

6/08/17

 

PHOTOS:

1949:  Publicity by Bert Six.

1950:

The Damned Don't Cry! -- Publicity by Bert Six one (with Cliquot), two, and three.

Harriet Craig -- Publicity with Wendell Corey shot by Coburn, one and two; and a candid on the set with Ruth Waterbury (editor of Photoplay).

General publicity by Bert Six, one and two.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

6/06/17

 

FILMS:  A postcard from Seattle, Wash., featuring Strange Cargo on marquee.

 

PHOTOS:

1940:  A bigger, better Strange Cargo replacement photo with Gable, shot by Laszlo Willinger.

1943:

Above Suspicion -- Film stills with Fred MacMurray one (including press blurb) and two.

Publicity with husband Phil Terry.

1946:  A film still from Humoresque.

1947:  An autographed fan candid aboard the Century Limited train.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

6/04/17

 

PHOTOS:

1937:

The Last of Mrs. Cheyney -- Publicity with Robert Montgomery and William Powell, one and two.

The Bride Wore Red -- A photographer's markup for a publicity shot.

1938:

Mannequin -- Publicity with Spencer Tracy.

Bigger, better replacement of a candid with pony at the Santa Monica Polo Club.

Publicity by Laszlo Willinger.

1939:  Publicity by Willinger.

 

 

 

 


 

6/02/17

 

PHOTOS:

1934:  Publicity by Hurrell.

1935:  I Live My Life -- Publicity by Hurrell, one and two.

1936:  

Publicity for The Gorgeous Hussy.

Publicity at home with dachshund.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

5/31/17

 

PHOTOS:

1932:

Letty Lynton -- Publicity with Robert Montgomery.

Publicity by Clarence Sinclair Bull -- one (Christmas), two, and three.

1933:  Publicity by Hurrell, and publicity at home by Bull.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

5/30/17

 

PHOTOS:

1931:

Laughing Sinners -- A film still with fake nose and beard.

This Modern Age -- A small film still with Neil Hamilton and Monroe Owsley.

1932:  Publicity by Hurrell.

1933:

Today We Live -- A film still with Franchot Tone.

Dancing Lady -- Publicity by Hurrell.

At home by Clarence Sinclair Bull.

Publicity by Hurrell:  New; and bigger, better replacement.

 

 

 

 

 


 

5/28/17

 

PHOTOS:

1930:

Montana Moon -- Film stills with Johnny Mack Brown, and with Ricardo Cortez and cast.

Publicity by Clarence Sinclair Bull, one and two.

1931:

Laughing Sinners -- A film still with Clark Gable.

Publicity by Hurrell, one and two; and by Bull.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

5/26/17

 

PHOTOS:

1928:  Replacement fashion publicity by Ruth Harriet Louise (with new press blurb describing outfit).

1929:  

Our Modern Maidens -- A film still with Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., and replacement publicity with Anita Page holding photo of Doug.

Publicity by Ruth Harriet Louise, one and two.  And publicity with French designer Paul Poiret.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

5/24/17

 

PHOTOS:

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

1928:  

Four Walls -- A film still with John Gilbert.

Our Dancing Daughters -- A film still with Johnny Mack Brown, a publicity shot (with press blurb describing outfit), and birthday on the set with cast members.

Publicity shots by Ruth Harriet Louise: one and two.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

5/22/17

 

PHOTOS:

1926:  Autographed publicity by Fred Hartsook.

1927:  

Winners of the Wilderness -- A film still with Tim McCoy and Edward Connelly.

The Understanding Heart -- A film still with Rockliffe Fellowes and Francis X. Bushman, Jr. (can there be any more chaos in this picture?!).

Spring Fever -- Film stills smooching with William Haines, one and two (includes press blurb).

Publicity for next year's West Point shot by Clarence Sinclair Bull (includes press blurb describing military outfit).

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

February 21, 2017: 1945's Mildred Pierce on Criterion Blu-ray.

 

 

 

 December 13, 2016: 1952's Sudden Fear on Blu-ray.

 

 

 

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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