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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 - 2018 by Stephanie Jones 

 

 

Celebrating 14 Years of BOE: 2004  2018

 

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 LATEST SITE UPDATES

[in last month]

 


 

11/12/18

 

FILMS:  

Strange Cargo -- Added pages from a Danish program, plus two new links.

Daisy Kenyon -- Added multiple Film Notes (Gene Tierney and Jennifer Jones initially slated for role, etc.), plus two new links.

 

PHOTOS:

1938:  Mannequin -- Bigger, better replacement publicity by Hurrell, with new press caption.

1939:  Candid.  

1941:

A Woman's Face -- Publicity shots with Conrad Veidt and Melvyn Douglas, one and two. And film stills from the folk-dancing scene, one and two (with Veidt).

When Ladies Meet -- A film still with Herbert Marshall shot by Eric Carpenter (includes press caption).

 

 

 


 

11/10/18

 

NEW RELEASES:  Female on the Beach will be out on Blu-ray December 11!  For info and to pre-order: bluray.com and Amazon.

 

PHOTOS:

 

1927:  Publicity by Ruth Harriet Louise.

1931:  Publicity by Hurrell.

1933:  Bigger, better replacement for a Dancing Lady film still.

1934:  On the set of Chained.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

11/07/18

 

PHOTOS:

 

1925:  Bigger, better replacement candid with pup "Midget," including new press caption.

1926:  Bigger, better replacement publicity for The Boob, with new lengthy press caption describing gown.

1928:  

A film still from Law of the Range with Tim McCoy and Rex Lease.

At her new Roxbury home, shot by Ruth Harriet Louise.

1930:  Publicity by Hurrell, one (page includes a 1976 letter from Hurrell to Joan referencing this photo) and two.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Happy Halloween!

     

10/31/18

 

1957:  Candid on train with poodle.

1967:  Three publicity shots for the American Cancer Society with Jack Benny.

1968:  On the set of Berserk with Ty Hardin (bigger, better replacement).

1970:  A still from TV's "The Virginian."

 

 


 

10/29/18

 

PHOTOS:

 

1955:  

Queen Bee -- Publicity with John Ireland, one and two; and a "YOU WILL" film still (similar to two others already up on the page, but slightly different!).

Isle of Capri honeymoon publicity (new and newspaper versions added to already existing page).

1960:  At the event for Joan's "Golden Hat" award from the Millinery Institute of America.

1962:  Promoting Portrait of Joan and Pepsi with Canadian reporter Bill McNeil, one and two (bigger, better replacements).

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

10/27/18

 

PRESS:  Added a New York Times article about the February 1978 Plaza Art Galleries auction of Joan's belongings. Page also includes two photos of a sample authentication letter from the auction.

 

ENCYCLOPEDIA:  Added a new entry for Auctions, which directs you to individual entries for Christie's ('93), Doyle (2011), and Plaza Art Galleries ('78).

 

COLLECTIBLES: PERSONAL ATTIRE:  Added 3 photos of items from the abovementioned 1978 Plaza Art Galleries auction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

10/26/18

 

PHOTOS:

 

1952:  On the set of This Woman Is Dangerous with Cliquot and friend; and a publicity shot.

1953:  Choosing jewels for Torch Song, one (with director Charles Walters and Cliquot) and two (with Cliquot).

1954:  With a sound-man on the set of Johnny Guitar.

 

 

 

 

 


 

10/24/18

 

PHOTOS:

1940:  Screen shots from Susan and God, one and two.

1941:  Publicity at home playing badminton (page from unknown magazine).

1946:  On the set of Humoresque with John Garfield.

 

FILMS:

Susan and God -- A Mexican novela cover.

Mildred Pierce --  Charcoal storyboard art by the film's Art Director Anton Grot, and pages from a Danish program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

10/22/18

 

1935 PHOTOS:  No More Ladies:  Film stills --- One new (with Franchot Tone); and bigger, better replacements one and two (both with Robert Montgomery).

 

ENCYCLOPEDIA: Mamacita -- Updated the entry for Joan's maid/traveling companion (from 1960 to 1974) Anna Marie Brinke, with new photos and new biographical information.

 

 

 

 


 

10/20/18

 

1934 PHOTOS:

 

Chained

On the set with Clark Gable: one, two, and three.

Film stills one (with Otto Kruger), two (with Gable), and three (with Gable).

 

Forsaking All Others:  On-the-set publicity with Gable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

10/19/18

 

1933 PHOTOS:

 

Dancing Lady 

Bigger, better replacements: A film still with Clark Gable and publicity with Gable.

Five screen shots on pages one (with Franchot Tone), two (with Gable), and three (with Gable).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

10/18/18

PHOTOS:

1927:  Publicity by Ruth Harriet Louise.

1928:  Our Dancing Daughters -- Film still (bigger, better replacement).

1929:  Publicity shot.

1933:  Dancing Lady -- Four screen shots with Clark Gable on pages one and two.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

10/16/18

 

LETTERS:

 

1950 -- To a fan re reading/possibly starring in his play.

1958 -- To a fan re appearing with Bob Hope and future TV work.

1961 -- To the 1950 fan above: He actually got his play produced, with Carmen Mathews!

1971 -- To a fan with thanks for good wishes (read later letters, though---this guy would turn out to be a bit of a pest!).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

10/14/18

 

FILMS:  Bigger, better replacement for a full set of US What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? lobby cards.

 

PHOTOS:

 

1957:  The Story of Esther Costello -- Screen shots one (with Irish orphans), two (with Rossano Brazzi), three (with Heather Sears), four (with Sears), five (with Sears), and six (with Brazzi).

1962:  Candid with Carolyn Jones and Cesar Romero (includes press caption).

1964:  Candid on the set of Hush, Hush... Sweet Charlotte. (Thanks to Tom!)

1965:  On the set of I Saw What You Did.

1968:  Berserk -- On the set with producer Herman Cohen; and color screen shots one, two, and three.

 

 

 

 


 

10/12/18

 

FILMS:  The Story of Esther Costello

Four new movie posters from Sweden, Australia, and the US.

A Danish program.

 

BOOKS:  Four new Esther Costello book covers; and bigger, better replacements for two others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JOAN CRAWFORD EVENTS

 

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LATEST AND UPCOMING RELEASES

 Let me know if you have updates to add here.

 

December 11, 2018: Female on the Beach on Blu-ray

For more info and to pre-order:  bluray.com / Amazon

 

 

 

 

August 21, 2018: Strait-Jacket on Blu-ray

A sampling of reviews:  whysoblu.htm / screenanarchy.com / horrortalk.com / avnirvana.com.

 

 

 

 

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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