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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 - 2019 by Stephanie Jones 

 

 

Celebrating 15 Years of BOE: 2004  2019

 

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 LATEST SITE UPDATES

[in last month]

 


 

10/20/19

 

PHOTOS:

1941:  Publicity on her Brentwood back patio (includes press caption). (Also moved 7 other Brentwood photos initially incorrectly placed on the 1945 page to the 1941 page.)

1942:  

Publicity by Whitey Schafer for They All Kissed the Bride (bigger, better replacement).

Columbia publicity on her Brentwood back patio (includes press caption).

1944:  A film still from Hollywood Canteen with Dane Clark and Robert Hutton (bigger, better replacement).

1949:  At the Photographers Ball at Ciro's with Cesar Romero (includes press caption).

 

ENCYCLOPEDIA: S -- Whitey Schafer -- Added info, two photos, and two links. Natalie Schafer -- Added info, a photo, and two links.

 

 

 

 


 

10/18/19

 

PHOTOS:

1928:  Across to Singapore:  Bigger, better replacement publicity with Ramon Novarro, one and two.

1931:  Publicity in dressing room shot by Hurrell.

1937:

The Last of Mrs. Cheyney: Publicity in dressing room (includes press caption).

Publicity swimming at home.

 

TOBACCIANA:

New matchbook covers: Cuban early '30s, and  U.S. When Ladies Meet and Hollywood Canteen.

1927: Hand-colored British American Tobacco (BAT) front and back.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

10/08/19

 

PHOTOS:

1927:  

The Unknown:  New ones with Lon Chaney and John George one and two; and bigger, better replacements one and two.

MGM publicity.

1928:

West Point:  Publicity on the set (includes press caption).

The Law of the Range:  A film still with Rex Lease.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

10/06/19

 

PHOTOS:

1965:  At a party for I Saw What You Did with Cesar Romero.

1967:  On the set of the BBC's A Film Profile.

1968:  Publicity for Berserk.

 

LETTERS: 1974 to publicist Sid Zins. (See also below 1970 photo of Zins with Joan.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

10/04/19

 

1962 TWA publicity.1970 candid.1970 Modern Screen. Joan's Potato Salad.PHOTOS:

1962:  Publicity for TWA.

1970:  A color snapshot with publicist Sid Zins.

 

MAGAZINES / ENCYCLOPEDIA: R (Recipes):  A page-long 1970 Modern Screen article that includes a recipe for "Joan Crawford's Potato Salad." (Interesting interview with Joan.)

 

ENCYCLOPEDIA: R

Rainbow Room:  Two photos and two links.

Rosalind Russell:  Info, photo, and link.

 

ENCYCLOPEDIA: T

Town Hall:  Info, two photos, and two links.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

10/01/19

 

1962 PHOTOS: What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

Bigger, better replacements for publicity shots: With Jack Warner and Bette Davis; and color with Davis one, two, and three.

And for film stills and screen shots: One, two, three, four, and five.

 

ENCYCLOPEDIA: B

Elmer Bernstein -- Info, album covers, and links.

Bernardo Bertolucci -- Photo and links.

Mary Boland -- Photo and link.

Richard Boleslawski -- Photo and link.

Frank Borzage -- Photo and link.

Marlon Brando -- Photo and link.

 

 

 

 

 


 

9/29/19

 

PHOTOS:

 

1942:  Publicity for They All Kissed the Bride by Irving Lippmann (bigger, better replacement).

1947:  Daisy Kenyon -- A film still with Dana Andrews and Henry Fonda.

1950:  From a series of Warners at-home exercise publicity (includes press caption).

1952:  Sudden Fear -- Screen shots one and two.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

9/27/19

 

PHOTOS:

1935:  A still from I Live My Life with Sterling Holloway.

1936:  A small photo of Joan and Franchot outside of their (her) Brentwood home.

1937:  Bigger, better replacements for The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (still with Robert Montgomery) and The Bride Wore Red (on the set with director Dorothy Arzner).

1938:  

Screen shots from The Shining Hour, one and two.

Publicity shot.

 

FILMS:

A color trade ad for The Bride Wore Red.

A title screen shot for The Shining Hour.


 





9/25/19

 

PHOTOS:

1928:

A film still from West Point with William Haines (autographed by both Joan and Haines in 1969).

A film still from Our Dancing Daughters.  

Publicity by Ruth Harriet Louise (includes press caption describing outfit).

1929:  Publicity at home by Ruth Harriet Louise (bigger, better replacement).

1930:  Publicity by Hurrell (the first year of their collaboration).

 

FILMS:  A color trade ad for 1925's Pretty Ladies.

 

 

 

 


 

9/23/19

 

TIMELINE:  Ad for Joan's 1974 interview on the CBS Radio Network program "The American Movie."

 

LETTERS:

1955:  To a fan re his loss and her work on Female on the Beach.

1963:  To a friend with thanks for Christmas gift.

1968:  To an NY fan couple with thanks; and to a Phoenix fan couple with thanks for conversation on flight and hope to see ducks.

 

ART:  

1954 -- "Joan Crawford and John O'Hara," by Al Hirschfeld.

2013 -- Joan as Lucy Harbin, by LuxBlack (deviantart.com).

2017 -- Illustration from a photo by Eve Arnold, by Adam Osgood.

 

 

 

 

 


 

9/21/19

 

ENCYCLOPEDIA--B:

 

Harry Beaumont -- A new photo and info.

Polly Bergen -- A new photo.  

Curtis Bernhardt -- A new photo.

Don Blanding -- New links.

Blue Oyster Cult -- New info and a U.S. trade ad promoting their 1981 single "Joan Crawford (Has Risen from the Grave)."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

9/20/19

 

PHOTOS:

1964:  A screen shot from Strait-Jacket with Diane Baker and Leif Erickson.

1968:  Color screen shots from The Lucy Show: one, two, three, four, five, and six.

1972:  

Joan's last screen appearance, on ABC TV's The Sixth Sense ("Dear Joan: We're Going to Scare You to Death"):

A newspaper ad promoting the show.

Color screen shots: one, two, three, four, and five.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

9/18/19

 

PHOTOS:

1950:  Autographing Cliquot photos on the set of Harriet Craig (includes press caption).

1951:  Publicity for Goodbye, My Fancy with Robert Young.

1954:  At a film premiere with daughter Christina.

1955:  A small photo with Jayne Mansfield at an Actors Studio benefit.

1956:  A screen shot from Autumn Leaves.

 

UPCOMING US TCM FILM SCHEDULE (times Eastern):

SEPTEMBER

Tuesday, Sept. 24: 4:45am -- The Unknown

OCTOBER

Wednesday, Oct. 2: 7:15am -- Possessed ('31)

Tuesday, Oct. 8: 9:00am -- Strange Cargo

Sunday, Oct. 20: 8:00am -- Grand Hotel

Sunday, Oct. 27: 5:30pm -- What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

 

 

 

 

 

JOAN CRAWFORD EVENTS

 

If your city, group, or self is presenting a Joan Crawford-related event in the
coming weeks or months, please
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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 order:  bluray.com / Amazon

 

 

 

 

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