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 - 2016 by Stephanie Jones
Celebrating 12 Years of BOE: 2004 – 2016
[in last month]
FILMS: A new lobby card for 1931's Laughing Sinners.
1930: Bigger, better replacement publicity shot by Hurrell.
A film still from Dance, Fools, Dance with Lester Vail.
A film still from Laughing Sinners with Neil Hamilton.
FILMS: A 1971 TV Guide ad for a Kansas City late-night CBS showing of 1955's Female on the Beach.
1950: A bigger, better replacement with Lana Turner on the set of Turner's A Life of Her Own, with new press blurb.
1952: A screen shot from This Woman Is Dangerous with Dennis Morgan.
1956: A bigger, better replacement film still with Vera Miles in Autumn Leaves.
1957: Publicity for The Story of Esther Costello, with German press blurb.
1962: At the International Press Honors Awards with Rosalind Russell.
Candid with husband Phil Terry at Mocambo.
1934: Publicity for Forsaking All Others by Hurrell.
1940: A bigger, better replacement publicity shot from Strange Cargo with Clark Gable.
1941: Generic reply to fan re When Ladies Meet.
1945: Lengthy letter to serviceman re Mildred Pierce and family vacation.
1953: To a fan re Joan's comments on the Martha Deane radio show and her busy schedule.
1957: To her masseur with thanks for wedding anniversary gifts.
1962: To a fan with thanks for driving so far to attend her autograph party.
1964: To a reporter from Corpus Christi.
1965: To publicist and friend Dore Freeman, with apologies for being unable to celebrate his birthday in LA.
1966: To a friend with birthday thanks and London travel plans, plus publicity photo.
1972: To a friend/fan with thanks for The Sixth Sense comments and disappointment at inaccuracy (gasp!) of a recent New York Times article about her.
1975: Brief note to friend with sympathy for his working too hard.
CELEBRITY LETTERS TO JOAN: A heartfelt 1975 handwritten letter from Loretta Young to Joan, discussing their former glory and their mutual faith.
1931: Laughing Sinners publicity with Clark Gable.
Publicity by Clarence Sinclair Bull.
A bigger, better replacement for a Dancing Lady publicity shot.
Publicity for Sadie McKee with Franchot Tone.
1928: Autographed publicity for Rose-Marie.
FILMS: A US magazine ad promoting Sudden Fear ("this woman knew she was marked for murder...").
1949: Candid with Cesar Romero.
1952: Very small, fuzzy candid with Edith Piaf. (Anyone have a better version of this? And is it '52, or possibly '51?)
1957: On the set of The Story of Esther Costello with director David Miller.
1959: Screen shot of Joan's credit for The Best of Everything.
May 10, 1977
1943: On the set of Above Suspicion with husband Phillip Terry.
1947: Daisy Kenyon
A film still with Dana Andrews.
1930: Publicity shot.
1932: With husband Doug Jr. in France.
1933: Newspaper photo in divorce court.
1937: Candid at home with pup.
LETTERS: Part Two (1970 to 1976) of letters to friend/publicist Dore Freeman (see also 5/03 entry below).
1970: Re Freeman's work at MGM and Joan's travels.
1973: With thanks for Freeman's article in the Hollywood Reporter and re Academy Awards.
1974: 2 pages re staying up for Autumn Leaves, only Princess Lotus Blossom now, and lack of stills to share.
July: 3 pages, schooling Freeman for being so needy.
October: A handwritten note re last Engstead photo.
Joan's Raymond Yard citrine set, as it appeared in the 1995 Sotheby's auction catalogue. (Valued then at $10,000-12,000; by 2014, the asking price would be $285,000.)
A Geoffrey Beene 6.5 carat gold and rhinestone ring.
ENCYCLOPEDIA: F --- Added a new entry and photo for Dore Freeman, who rose, with Joan's help, from Western Union messenger in the 1930s to MGM publicist. Included in the entry is his LA Times obituary from 1988 detailing his initial meeting with Joan through his later collecting of her memorabilia.
LETTERS: Part One (1940 to 1968) of a series of letters to personal friend and publicist Dore Freeman. (Letters from 1970 to 1976 to come later this week.)
1940: Handwritten, with thanks for support during her Ed Sullivan feud.
March: With apologies for standing him up.
May: With thanks for a scrapbook he'd created for Joan-n-Al.
March: With thanks for a Hollywood Reporter ad and for entertaining mutual friends.
July: With thanks to Freeman and partner for help during premiere, including news of Joan's upcoming trip to England.
January: Re Christmas in Switzerland with family and poodles.
June: Re Cliquot and lunch plans.
January: Re giving whiskey to a Mynah bird.
June: Re lunching in LA.
1962: Thanks for the carton o' smokes!
1968: Contact info for an LA "theatre party."
1926: A film still from Paris, including press blurb and Joan's signature from back of photo.
1927: An MGM fashion publicity shot.
1928: Filming a scene from Rose-Marie.
1929: Publicity for Untamed.
1965: Candid with a fan.
1968: A bigger, better replacement for a Berserk film still.
1976: From Joan's last photo session, shot by John Engstead.
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