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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 13 Years of BOE: 2004  2017

 

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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).

 

 

 

 

 


 

5/20/17

 

1925 PHOTOS:

Pretty Ladies:  A small (rare) film still with Gwen Lee.

Publicity by Clarence Sinclair Bull.

 

LETTERS:

1952:  To a fan with thanks for candid he shot at Mocambo.

1954:  To a friend re Garland in A Star Is Born and Joan's own upcoming Female on the Beach.

1956:  To publicist/friend Dore Freeman re her Swiss Christmas trip with family.

1962:  To friend/New York socialite Frances Spingold, one and two.

1963:  To a fan couple with thanks for their enjoyment of Baby Jane.

 

 

 

 

 


 

5/18/17

 

PHOTOS:

1965:  At the Oscars with Rex Harrison, Audrey Hepburn, and George Cukor.

1968:

Berserk:  A film still; and candids on the set with Percy the Wonder Elephant one and two.

A candid.

1969:  A still from TV's Night Gallery with Barry Sullivan.

1970:  A candid on the set of Trog.

1971:  Placing her handprints at 80 St. Marks Place in NYC.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

5/17/17

 

PHOTOS:

1957:  On the set of Esther Costello with husband Al Steele.

1962:  Color with Bette Davis on the set of Baby Jane.

1963:  Bigger, better replacement color at the Oscars.

1964:

Strait-Jacket:  Three screen shots from "So shocking..." promo clip.

Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte:  Ready to shoot; a wardrobe test; and a bigger, better replacement recuperating in an LA hospital.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

5/13/17

 

PHOTOS:

1959:  In shorts at Montego Bay, Jamaica (includes press blurb).

1961:  A bigger, better replacement candid in Milan.

1962:  Bigger, better replacement at the Oscars with Maximilian Schell.

1963:  

New ones at the Oscars: With Gregory Peck, Sophia Loren, and Schell; with Peck and Patty Duke; and with Patty Duke.

And a bigger, better replacement with Peck, Duke, and Ed Begley.

Post-Oscars: Joan delivers Anne Bancroft's Oscar to her on the set of Broadway's Mother Courage and Her Children (see if you can spot Gene Wilder).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

5/11/17

 

PHOTOS:

1952:  Fan candid shot at Mocambo with pups (includes Joan's later letter to the photographer).

1955:

A wardrobe test shot from Female on the Beach.

Queen Bee publicity with John Ireland, shot by Coburn.

1957:  The Story of Esther Costello:  Film stills one and two (with Heather Sears), and three (with Rossano Brazzi).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

May 10, 1977

We Remember.

 

 

 

 


 

5/09/17

 

1954 PHOTOS:

Johnny Guitar:  Color screen shots one (sherry), two (staircase with gun), three (with Scott Brady), four, five (at sunset), six (at piano), seven (with Ben Cooper), and eight (shootout!).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

5/07/17

 

PHOTOS:

1951:  A benefit at Mocambo with Cesar Romero.

1952:  A candid at Chicago's Pump Room; a candid in car at unknown publicity event; and a publicity shot by Ernest Bachrach.

1953:  Torch Song -- Photos with accompanying press blurbs: On the set with India Adams and dancing with director Charles Walters; a film still; and publicity with costume by Helen Rose.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

5/05/17

 

PHOTOS:

1946:  A small photo in bed on Oscar night, with Ann Blyth and director Mike Curtiz.

1947:  Publicity for Daisy Kenyon with Henry Fonda and Dana Andrews.

1948:  A candid with detective who returned her $50,000 brooch lost at Slapsy Maxie's (includes press blurb).

1949:

Publicity for Flamingo Road with David Brian.

Candids at nighclubs: With Florence Marly and Constance Collier (includes press blurb), and with Cesar Romero.

1950:  A film still from The Damned Don't Cry with Kent Smith.

 

 

 

 

 


 

5/03/17

 

PHOTOS:

1941:  

When Ladies Meet -- A film still with Spring Byington and Herbert Marshall.

MGM publicity (probably by Eric Carpenter).

1942:  Publicity for Reunion in France with costume/sketch by Irene.

1943:  Above Suspicion -- With Fred MacMurray, one and two (each including press blurb).

1945:  Mildred Pierce --  A screen shot, and on the set knitting with Ann Blyth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

4/30/17

 

PHOTOS:

1938:

Mannequin:  A film still with Alan Curtis (includes press blurb).

The Shining Hour:  A publicity shot dancing with Tony DeMarco.

Publicity by Laszlo Willinger, one and two.

1939:

Ice Follies of 1939:  Skating publicity with James Stewart and Lew Ayres.

MGM publicity by Willinger (autographed).

1941:  Publicity by Eric Carpenter.

 

 

 

 

 


 

4/28/17

 

PHOTOS:

1935:  Publicity for No More Ladies shot by Frank Tanner.

1936:  Love on the Run -- A bigger, better replacement on the set.

1937:  The Last of Mrs. Cheyney -- On the set with director Boleslawski and Robert Montgomery. And film stills with Jessie Ralph; with William Powell, one and two; and with Montgomery one, two, and three.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LATEST AND UPCOMING RELEASES

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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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