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Joan Crawford in Magazines/Papers
From the 1920s to the
present, Joan Crawford has appeared in hundreds of American and international
magazines and newspapers, which are listed alphabetically below. Click on the pink letters
to go to that page. The pages include (if available) the date of the
article, cover photo, and any additional information such as article length, etc. |
Following the list of publications below is a list of the article transcripts currently available, many accompanied by the original photographs.
Note re listings: To simplify things (for me at least), foreign magazines are listed alphabetically by the very first letter of the title, even if it's an article like der/die/das or la/le/l'. So, while a German-speaker might look under "J" for "Die Junge Dame," I've actually listed that magazine under "D." Conversely, when it comes to English-language titles, I've not used the initial article "The"---so "The Pepsi-Cola World," for instance, is listed under "P."
Click on main heading or publication title to view.
Illustre ABC A Cena Muda Adult Psychology After Dark al Aroussa
Chatelaine Chicago Tribune Cine Album
Cinearte Cinefilo Cinegraf
Eastman Theatre Ecran El Cine El Dia El Hogar Y La Moda
El Suplemento Elokuva-Aitta Entertainment
F (part 1)
4Front Fabulous Las Vegas
Family Circle Famous Monsters Fan Fare Fangoria Fashion Parade Festival
F (part 2)
Hamburger Illustrierte Hebdo/Hebdo Roman Hela Varlden Hollywood (US)
Hollywood (Italy) Hollywood Family Album Hollywood Life
Stories Hollywood Love Life Annual Hollywood Movie Novels Hollywood
Reporter Hollywood Revue Hollywood Screen Parade Hollywood Star Hollywood
La Actualidad Ladies Home
Journal Lady's Circle La Nacion Laredo Times L'Ecran Lecturas Le Film
M (part 1)
Mansfield (OH) News
Journal McCalls Mein Film Mid-Week Pictorial Mikro Gids Modern Knitting
Modern Movies Modern Screen Mon
Cine Mon Copain Mon Film Montreal Film
M (part 2)
Movie Mirror / Movie Mirror Yearbook Movie Monthly Movie News Movie Play Movie Portraits Movie Romances Movies Movie Show Movie Stars (& TV Close-ups) Movie Stars Parade Movie Story Movie Weekly Movie World Moving Picture Stories Ms. Mujeres y Deportes Mundo Argentino Mundo Uruguayo
N - O
P (part 1)
Panathinaia Paquita Parade Paradise of the Pacific Paris Paris and Hollywood Paris Match Paris Nights Patria Pelicula People Pepsi-Cola Canada Pepsi-Cola World Photoplay Photoplayer Photo Roman Physical Culture PIC Piccola Piccolo Pictorial Review Picturegoer Picturegoer's Famous Films Supplement
P (part 2)
Picture Play Picture Post Picture Show / Picture
Show Who's Who on the Screen Pix The Play and Movie
Q - R - S (part 1)
Salina (KS) Journal
Lake Tribune San
Mateo Times Sans-Gene Satellite Direct
S (part 2)
Shadowplay Sight and Sound Silver Screen Sintonia Sir
Smart Hair Styles Snappy Soirees
Movie Talking Screen Teatro Scenario Tele-Views
Tempo Theatre This Week
Click on date to read the article.
December 1978: In-depth Radie Harris post-Mommie Dearest interview with Christina.
March 1946: Feature on Joan's East End Ave. apartment in NYC, with photos.
February 25, 1951: "Indomitable Joan Crawford" by Adela Rogers St. Johns.
April 1990: Article on Joan's Brentwood home, with photos.
January 5, 1927: Joan's old beau Mike Cudahy gets arrested while running off to get married.
September 23, 1962: Interview with Christina on the set of Dr. Kildare.
September 8, 1968: Review of new Joan films book by Quirk and overview of her career.
January 1957: "Joan Crawford and the Handsome Bartender!"
April 1951: "The Last of the Movie Queens." Snarky but still revealing look at Joan as Movie Star.
Dallas Morning News
November 22 / 25, 1963: Three articles around the time of the Kennedy assassination.
May 7 and June 11, 1993: Two articles, the second with Lypsinka pics, promoting upcoming auctions of Joan belongings at Christie's.
March 1952: "I Chose a Wonderful Family." Joan on adopting and disciplining kids.
June 6, 1936: "Has Marriage Helped Joan Crawford?" Jerry Asher on the Joan/Franchot marriage.
July 2005: Two-page article, with photos, featuring Joan's grandson Casey LaLonde.
August 1935: "What Is Joan Crawford Really Like?" By Jerry Asher.
August / September 1992: "Why Joan Crawford Won't Go Away." Two-part article by biographer and friend Carl Johnes on the "Mommie Dearest" backstory and Joan's legacy.
May 12, 1927: "Little Girl in a Big City."
Date unknown: A one-page color photo montage of Joan from childhood through the '70s.
May 1972: Joan speaks in-depth of life post-Al and...we also learn how to knit an Afghan!
June 28, 1936: "A Close-Up of the Hardest Working Star in Pictures."
March 1, 1937: "Joan Crawford: Mrs. Tone at Home." Pictorial from youth to life with Franchot.
June 23, 1947: "The Second Rise of Joan Crawford." Her Warners comeback.
February 21, 1964: "A Well-Planned Crawford." (Link to Google copy of article, starting on p. 11.)
October 15, 1971: "Parting Shots" interview, promoting My Way of Life.
Long Beach Independent
June 27, 1950: Joan explains to men "10 ways to lose a girl."
September 26, 1939: "My Past, Present, and Future by Joan Crawford."
January 30, 1951: "How They Stay Glamorous After Forty." Joan one of 9 featured female stars.
Los Angeles Evening Herald
August 2, 1930: Interview with Joan to publicize Our Blushing Brides, re being fed up with dancing roles.
Los Angeles Times [Thanks to Norman for almost all of the LA Times articles.]
1926: May 5 / June 8 / November 28: "Young Cudahy's Mother Warns of Annulment" / "Love Knot Untied By Fair Joan" / "BOO-HOO! She Weeps to Order."
1928: September 28: Doug Fairbanks, Jr., helps Joan move.
1929: June 4 / August 25 / August 29: "Young Doug Weds Joan" / Joan on Our Modern Maidens and life with new husband Doug / Joan's brother Hal divorces wife.
1933: December 31: "Joan Wants Baby Much More Than Husband."
1935/1936: Five articles on a car crash and its aftermath involving Joan's brother Hal LeSueur.
1935: October 14 / November 24: "Joan Crawford Weds Tone in Secret Rite" / "Franchot Tone More Than Just 'Man Joan Married.'"
1937: January 24: Death of Marie Prevost, with Joan loan found on site.
1939: March 29 / May 21: "Crawford Divorce Plea Hits Snag" / "The Joan Crawford No One Knows."
1940: May 25: "Joan Crawford Adopts Baby."
1945/1946: Notices of separation and divorce from Phillip Terry.
1948: May 28 / December 26: "Joan Crawford's Lost $50,000 Brooch Found" / "Joan Crawford Wins Her Battle to Play Role of Schoolteacher" (Both articles also mention boyfriend Greg Bautzer.)
1955: August 10: Joan denies rift with husband Al Steele.
1958: May 11 / June 29: Son Chris arraigned, sent to school for delinquents.
1959: May 7: Joan appointed to Pepsi board of directors.
1962: September 16: "Bette and Joan: No Collision Course for Hollywood Stars."
1963: May 9: "Joan Crawford Brother Dies in Obscurity."
1977: May 15: Tribute to Joan.
1977: November 19: "2 Joan Crawford Children Sue to Invalidate Will."
1978: October 29: "Like Daughter, Like Son Chris."
Mansfield, Ohio, News Journal
Sept. 30, 1972: "Grand Hollywood Dame Defeats Years."
February 1932: Articles on whether or not Joan and Doug are fooling
around, plus what
Joan would do had she one day to live.
May 1933: "The Separation of Joan and Doug," by Katherine Albert.
November 1948: Restaurateur Prince Michael Romanoff visits Joan's Brentwood home.
November 1951: "What Men Have Done to Me," by Joan Crawford.
August 1977: Remembrance by Adele Whitely Fletcher, with photos.
February 1944: "An Invitation to Visit." Joan and Phillip Terry at home, with 10 color photos.
June 1950: "To Have and Have Not." A look at Joan's romances and marriages.
Motion Picture News
June 29, 1929: 2-page spread with illustration, touting four upcoming Joan films.
December 1938: "Joan Crawford's Plan's for a Family."
April 25, 1925: "The $1,000 for a Name Contest."
February 1971: "The Four Men Who Left Joan Crawford Loveless." Joan looks back at her husbands, life, and career.
October 16, 1979: "Joan Crawford Committed Suicide."
May 1930: "Lucille, Joan and Mrs. Doug."
December 1931: Tour of Joan and Doug's Brentwood home with photos, architectural drawings.
October 1933: "General Joan," by Mrs. Wallace Ford.
October 9, 2006: "Legends at Home." Brief essay and photos of New Yorkers at home. Joan has two photos and appears on one of four covers (other covers: Dylan, Madonna, Warhol).
New York Daily News
The New Yorker
March 20, 2017: "Feud: A Bittersweet Beauty." By Emily Nussbaum. Essay on the FX TV show.
New York Observer
February 25, 2002: "A Condom for Your Couch? Carleton Varney on Mrs. Clean."
New York Times
May 11, 1977: "Joan Crawford Dies at Home." Long obit.
October 5, 1952: "In Hollywood, they give till it hurts!"
May 30, 1977: "Joan Crawford a Suicide?" Last-days-of article by neighbor and friend Doris Lilly.
October 19, 1981: "Was She Devil or Doting Mom?" Interviews with all four kids.
February 1927: "She Doesn't Use a Lipstick in Public."
February 1937: "A Crown for Miss Crawford" (brief look at her new do), plus "On the Air in Hollywood."
March 1955: "Why They Hate Joan Crawford."
October 1960: "The Revolt of Joan Crawford's Daughter." The over-5000-word 1960 Christina interview that became the core of Mommie Dearest.
October 1977: "The Way They Were -- Joan Crawford." Tribute with 18 photos.
Salina (KS) Journal
April 24, 1955: "Even Stars Work Saturday Nights."
San Mateo (CA) Times
August 2002: "Screen Queen." Interview with director of TCM's "Ultimate Star" doc.
Screen & Radio Weekly (Sunday supplement)
November 25, 1934: "Meet the Real Joan Crawford! The Person Behind the Myths."
August 4, 1935: "Two Stars Tell What They Think of You." Joan and Robert Montgomery on their critical fans.
October 1950: "Joan Crawford: Hollywood's Most Glamorous Star." Includes 21 photos of home and on Harriet Craig set.
January 1931: "Joan Goes to Jail!"
December 1933: "Joan Unmasks Hollywood for Franchot Tone."
January 1964: "Joan Crawford Reveals: The Hollywood I Knew." Long interview on the set of Strait-Jacket.
August 1947: Intro puff piece to accompany main article, a fictionalization of Possessed.
1945 puff piece: "Joan Crawford Tells How to Handle Gossip"
1950: "How to Fight Loneliness."
December 1963: "Hollywood Girls Are Killing Their Own Glamor." Interview on the set of Strait-Jacket.
1934: Psychologically astute interview with and look at Joan
1939: A puff piece on Joan being a swell gal, including details of interactions on The Shining Hour set.
Stars & Stripes
June 29, 1963: "Berlin-bound Joan Crawford not ready for grandmother roles yet."
Stephens College publications (1929 Stephens Standard and 1970 Stephens Life)
May 16, 1938. "Dead Cats." Article on "box-office poison."
May 19, 1958. "Living It Up With Pepsi." Joan and Al press conference.
May 23, 1977. Obituary: "Hollywood's Once and Only Star."
November 20, 1978. "Joan Crawford's Other Life." Christina's new book.
TV Guide (1969 brief article on Joan in Night Gallery and her desire for more work)
February 1936: "Starlight Starbright." Joan's rise to refinement.
May 1994: One-page article on an upcoming Joan-memorabilia auction in NYC.
March 2004: "The Lipstick Jungle." Over 7000-word article on the making of the '59 film The Best of Everything.
March 2008: "Daughter Dearest." Excerpt from Charlotte Chandler's 2008 Joan bio Not the Girl Next Door.
April 1957: "The Night Joan Crawford Played a Waiting Game." Joan surprises folks at a restaurant!
Woman's Home Companion
August 1956: "Joan Crawford introduces her daughter to show business." 3-page article on Joan showing Christina the ropes, with 10 photos by Eve Arnold.
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