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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 - 2017 by Stephanie Jones

 

 

Celebrating 13 Years of BOE: 2004  2017

 

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 LATEST SITE UPDATES

[in last month]

 


  

12/13/17

 

FILMS:  Added title screen shots to the top of film pages for This Woman Is Dangerous, Sudden Fear, and Johnny Guitar.

 

PHOTOS:

1953:  At a nightclub with Fredric March.

1954:  At the Star Is Born premiere with Charles Bickford and with Jack Carson; and at The Egyptian premiere with Sonja Henie.

1955:  With Walt Disney.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

12/11/17

 

PHOTOS:

1952:  Escorted by security at the premiere of Sudden Fear.

1953:  Torch Song --- A film still; and receiving an award from press photographers on premiere night.

1954:  Candids at nightclubs: Waiting to speak to Judy Garland; with Mickey Rooney, one and two.

1955:  With Humphrey Bogart at that year's Academy Awards party.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

12/09/17

 

FILMS:  Added title screen shots to the top of film pages for Daisy Kenyon and Harriet Craig.

 

PHOTOS:

1947:  Fan candid: Joan on her back porch.

1949:  Publicity by Bert Six.

1951:  

New color candid at Mocambo with Cesar Romero.

Much bigger, better replacements -- one, two (by Bert Six), and three (candid with Romero).

1952:  Much bigger, better replacement color candid with Cliquot.

 

 

 

 

 


 

12/07/17

 

FILMS:  Added title screen shots to the top of film pages for The Bride Wore Red and The Women.

 

PHOTOS:

1939:  In court to divorce Franchot Tone.

1942:  Grooming Roland Young on the set of They All Kissed the Bride.

1944:  At home, reading to Christina and Christopher.

1945:  Mildred Pierce -- Publicity by Bert Six; and a film still with Zachary Scott.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

12/05/17

 

FILMS:  Added title screen shots to the top of  film pages for Our Dancing Daughters, Hollywood Revue, Dance Fools Dance, and Grand Hotel.

 

PHOTOS:

1933:  Max Factor publicity shot by Clarence Sinclair Bull.

1934:  Bigger, better replacement for Chained publicity by Hurrell.

1936:  The Gorgeous Hussy -- Candid on the set with husband Franchot Tone; and a film still with Robert Taylor.

1937:  The Last of Mrs. Cheyney --  A film still with Robert Montgomery.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

12/03/17

 

1933 PHOTOS:

Dancing Lady

New ones: On the set, and a film still (with Grant Mitchell and Maynard Holmes).

Bigger, better replacements: Publicity with Clark Gable; and backlit on stairs by Hurrell, one and two.

 

1934 PHOTOS:

Sadie McKee: A film still.

Forsaking All Others: Publicity by Hurrell, one and two.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

12/01/17

 

1933 PHOTOS:

Added 15 screen shots from Today We Live: one, two (two photos), three (two photos), four (with cockroach), five, six, seven, eight, nine (two photos), and ten (three photos).

 

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1933. 'Today We Live.'  1933. Two screen shots from 'Today We Live.'  1933. 'Today We Live.' Three screen shots.

 

 


 

11/29/17

 

FILMS:  Added a title screen shot to the top of the Today We Live page.

 

1933 PHOTOS:

Today We Live

Film stills with Franchot Tone, one and two; and with Robert Young.

Bigger, better replacement for publicity shot by Clarence Sinclair Bull.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

11/28/17

 

1932 PHOTOS:

Letty Lynton: Film stills with Nils Asther: one, two, threefour, and five; with Robert Montgomery: one, two, and three; and with other.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

11/26/17

 

GEOGRAPHY:  1920s (and 2 recent) exterior and interior photos (plus an ad and Christmas menu) from Cafe Montmartre (Hollywood Blvd. and Highland), site of Joan's early "tea dances" and "girlfriend lunches." (Also added a new Encyclopedia entry and photo for Montmartre Cafe.)

 

1931 PHOTOS:

A film still from Laughing Sinners.

Possessed publicity one, two, and three.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

11/24/17

 

1930 PHOTOS:

Montana Moon:  A film still with Johnny Mack Brown.

Houndstooth publicity by Clarence Sinclair Bull.

 

1931 PHOTOS:

Publicity by Hurrell.

Publicity by Bull from a fan's scrapbook.

Publicity poolside at home by Irving Lippmann (with press caption).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

11/22/17

 

GEOGRAPHY:  St. Malachy Church -- Added 6 photos and info re the NYC site of Joan and Doug Jr.'s marriage, June 3, 1929 (including the couple's signed wedding registry).

 

FILMS:  Mementos from a fan scrapbook: A Denver ticket and program from 1929's Our Modern Maidens.

 

1928 PHOTOS:

Rose-Marie:  A film still with House Peters.

Our Dancing Daughters:  A film still with Dorothy Sebastian and Nils Asther.

 

1929 PHOTOS:

Untamed:  Publicity with Robert Montgomery.

Candid with fiance Doug Fairbanks, Jr., in San Francisco.

Bigger, better replacement at Joan's 513 N. Roxbury Drive home.

 

 

 

 

 


 

11/20/17

 

1928 PHOTOS:

Across to Singapore:  Film stills with Ramon Novarro one, two, and three; and with Frank Currier (includes press slug).

Dream of Love:  Publicity -- solo, and with Nils Asther.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

11/18/17

 

1927 PHOTOS:

Publicity for The Taxi Dancer.

A film still from The Understanding Heart with Francis X. Bushman, Jr.

The Unknown

New film stills: one (with Lon Chaney), two (with Chaney), and three (with Norman Kerry).

Bigger, better replacements with Chaney: one and two.

 

1928 PHOTOS:

Across to Singapore:  Publicity with Ramon Novarro, one and two.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

11/16/17

 

PHOTOS:

 

1925:  A bigger, better replacement for one of Joan's first MGM publicity shots, if not the first official one (JXCX-1).

1926:  Publicity by Fred Hartsook; and general MGM publicity (with press slug).

1927:  MGM publicity (with press slug).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

11/14/17

 

1920s LETTERS:

New handwritten letters from Joan's correspondence with Dan Mahony, which lasted primarily from 1926 through 1929, with a last letter in the early '30s.

 

January 1928 (1 page; MGM stationery, with envelope)

July 1928 (2 pages; MGM stationery, with envelope)

September 1928 (3 pages on "Fairford" stationery, with envelope)

December 1928 (2 pages; MGM stationery, with envelope)

 

 

 


 

11/12/17

 

GEOGRAPHY:

 

Added a new page and 15 new photos for Joan's Kansas City, where she lived from 1916 thru 1923: street scenes from her neighborhood, the Armistice declaration in 1918, shots from Union Station, folks in line for Mack Sennett's "Mickey" et al.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

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LATEST AND UPCOMING RELEASES

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February 21, 2017: 1945's Mildred Pierce on Criterion Blu-ray.

 

 

 

 December 13, 2016: 1952's Sudden Fear on Blu-ray.

 

 

 

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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