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LATEST SITE UPDATES

[in last month]

 

TCM FILM SCHEDULE FOR JUNE

(times US Eastern)

Tuesday, June 1, 6:15am: Trog ('70)

Sunday, June 6, 12:00am and 10:00am: Possessed ('47)

Monday, June 21, 12:15am: West Point ('28)

Thursday, June 24, 6:00am: Above Suspicion ('43)

 


 

6/17/21

 

PHOTOS:

1932:  

On the set of Rain with director Lewis Milestone.

Publicity by Clarence Sinclair Bull.

1933:  Bicycle publicity for Today We Live.

1936:  Rehearsing with husband Franchot Tone for the Lux Theatre radio broadcast of "Chained."

 

FILMS:  No More Ladies -- A program from NYC's Capitol Theatre.

 

 

 

 

 

 


6/13/21

 

FILMS:  

Our Dancing Daughters -- An 8-page program from NYC's Capitol Theatre advertising the theater's very first sound picture (autographed by Joan at unknown later date).

Grand Hotel -- A US trade ad ("When MAMA asks for MAZUMEH in the coming cold winter...")

 

PHOTOS: Grand Hotel -- A film still with Wallace Beery, and a screen shot.

 

BOOKS: Cover of the 1931 first US edition (Doubleday Doran) of Grand Hotel.

 

 

 

 


6/11/21

 

FILMS:

Sally, Irene, and Mary:  Added a review by Tom C. for this hard-to-find silent film. (If you'd like to share your own review of any Joan film, please send it in!)

The Unknown:  New links to articles from Moria, silentfilmorg.com, and TCM.

 

PHOTOS:
1926:  Publicity by Ruth Harriet Louise (better replacement).

1927:  Candid on the set of The Unknown (note that they're reading a newspaper with an ad for another Joan film, The Understanding Heart).

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

 

MAGAZINES:  1932 and 1933 covers from Poland's Panorama.

 

LINKS:  Deleted and/or updated dead links. (If you know of any other links to sites with substantial Joan info, please let me know.)

 

 

 


6/09/21

 

LETTERS:

1942:  To a fan club member (who's apologized for prohibited pictures of little Christina).

1968:  To a persistent UK fan with thanks for gifts. (Note the repeated "us" and "the children"---although Joan had been living alone for over 9 years and her youngest kids were over age 20. See also Joan's letter to this man on the next day.)

1973:

May -- To publicist/friend Dore Freeman (who's being nosy).

August -- To a friend having health problems.

November -- To a fan re Town Hall and My Way of Life.

1974:  To same Nov '73 fan (above) re The Caretakers.

1975:  To same Nov '73 fan re Vreeland Met exhibit.

 

 

 

 

 


6/08/21

 

PHOTOS:

1958:  Candid with Bob Hope, husband Al Steele, and sportscaster Harry Wismer (includes press caption).

1959:  Bigger addition, shot by Angelo Cozzi.

1973:  Three candid snapshots from NYC's Town Hall, on pages one and two (those legs!).

 

ADS:

1951:  Canadian ad for Lux Soap.

1959:  US ad for Missouri Tourism.

 

CHRONOLOGY:  Flyer for a 1965 appearance at a Pepsi bottling plant opening in Rochester, New York.

 

 

 

 


6/06/21

 

PHOTOS:

1945:  Autographed publicity.

1947:  Color publicity from a magazine.

1949:  A film still from Flamingo Road.

1954:  Candid with Helen Hayes.

1955:  Film still from Queen Bee with Barry Sullivan. (Whose Budweiser is that?)

1956:  Color publicity by Harry Warnecke. And candid with Cliff Robertson (and his fabulous jacket).

 

FILMS:

Mildred Pierce -- Added National Film Registry info at top of page.

Sudden Fear -- A UK magazine ad.

 

 

 

 


6/03/21

 

PHOTOS:

1936:  Shot by Hurrell -- Publicity at home; and publicity for Love on the Run.

1939:  Colorized MGM publicity shot by Willinger.

1941:  A film still from A Woman's Face with Richard Nichols.

1942:  They All Kissed the Bride -- A new film still; and a bigger, better replacement with Melvyn Douglas.

1944:  At home with husband Phil Terry and Victory Garden (bigger, better replacement).

 

FILMS:

The Women -- Added National Film Registry info at top of page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


5/31/21

 

PHOTOS:

1933:  Today, We Live -- Publicity shot by Clarence Sinclair Bull.

1934:  Forsaking All Others -- Bigger, better film stills with Clark Gable, one and two.

1936:  Candid at home playing badminton (autographed in 1976). Shot by Bud Graybill.

 

COLLECTIBLES:
A 1930s engraved cigarette case from husband Franchot Tone.

A 1950s brooch from a fan's collection.

 

 

 

 

 

 


5/28/21

 

FILMS: Love on the Run

Movie Posters:  Three new or bigger posters from the US and Italy.

Lobby Cards:  Four bigger US lobby cards.

Misc. section:  A window card and a bigger US herald cover/centerfold.

 

PHOTOS:  Film still from Love on the Run with Clark Gable.

 

MAGAZINES:  A 1935 cover from Germany's Filmwoche.

 

 

 


5/26/21

 

FILMS: Grand Hotel

Top of page:  National Film Registry info and links; plus Notes re history, production, etc.

Movie Posters:  Seven new or bigger posters from Bulgaria, Italy, Russia, and the US.

Lobby Cards:  Two new US cards.

Misc. section:  Three US newspaper ads, and a photo of  the Astor Theatre in NYC on premiere night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


5/24/21

 

PHOTOS:

1930:  Publicity for Our Blushing Brides.

1931:  Publicity for This Modern Age shot by Hurrell.

1932:  A film still from Grand Hotel with Wallace Beery.

 

FILMS:

Dance, Fools, Dance -- A review and ad from Loew's Weekly.

Possessed ('31) -- A newspaper ad from the New York Times.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


5/18/21

 

FILMS:

1927:  Spring Fever -- Added print survival status, an intertitle card, and a newspaper ad from Allentown, Pennsylvania.

1928:

West Point -- Added print survival status and a segment of a US poster.

Law of the Range -- A lobby card, and a newspaper ad from Los Angeles.

 

 

 


5/16/21

 

FILMS:

Twelve Miles Out -- New info on print survival status and play basis; and bigger US movie poster.

 

PHOTOS:

1927:  Twelve Miles Out -- Film stills one (with John Gilbert) and two (with Gilbert and Ernest Torrence).

1928:  MGM publicity playing a "Rolmonica" (includes press caption).

 

 

 

 

 

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