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(Archive: 2013 to 2020)

 

New Joan Crawford Best Message Board

(October 2020 on)


I'd been using Facebook as the message board for this website for the past 7 years or so. In October 2020, though, Facebook censors started to get extremely intrusive: Every other day or so for weeks, I was getting messages that one Joan photo or another was banned for "copyright violations." (Really? There are literally thousands of fan sites on Facebook that post thousands of both classic and modern star photos.) After each Joan photo was banned, I myself was then personally banned from using Facebook for days. I finally had enough of the ridiculousness and created a new Joan message board where fans can interact. Please visit the above link and say hi!

 


 

  LATEST SITE UPDATES

[in last month]

 

Happy New Year 2021!

p.s. Post-quarantine fan meet-up in LA this summer?! Start thinking about it!

 

 

 

TCM FILM SCHEDULE FOR JANUARY:

January 2, 6am: Reunion in France

January 4, 6am: No More Ladies

January 7, 9:30am: The Last of Mrs. Cheyney

January 19, 3pm: The Women

January 21, 8:30am: Torch Song

January 24, 6am: Grand Hotel

January 25, 4pm: Rain

 


1/14/21

 

PHOTOS:

1926:  MGM publicity.

1927:  Publicity for Twelve Miles Out shot by Ruth Harriet Louise.

1928:  A film still from Our Dancing Daughters.

1930:  Publicity for Montana Moon shot by James Manatt.

 

FILMS: A marquee featuring This Modern Age in San Rafael, California.

 

 

 

 

 

 


1/12/21

 

LETTERS: (Enjoy reading over 1000 letters from Joan on this page!)

1955:  To a fan re never doing television, and happiness ("I am the happiest person alive, and I know I always will be.").

1962:  To producer Jean Dalrymple.

1971, 1972, and 1975: Three letters to same fan re his travels, miners' strike/home heating, et al.

1977:  To a fan re her restaurant.

 

 

 


1/10/21

 

PHOTOS:

1961:  Signing autographs for fans (in front of big Dinah Shore display).

1963:  The Caretakers -- On the set in jujitsu gear, one and two.

1965:  Working the UNICEF booth at the NYC World's Fair (includes press caption).

1966:  At a press reception at London's Grosvenor House hotel.

1968: On the set of Berserk with Burma the Elephant.

 

 

 

 

 

 


1/08/21

 

PHOTOS:

1950:  Publicity for The Damned Don't Cry with Richard Egan and Jimmy Moss.

1953:  Publicity for Torch Song.

1954:  With Claudette Colbert at Romanoff's; and with director Charles Walters at Cocoanut Grove.

1955:  Color publicity.

 

FILMS:

A US trade ad for 1951's Goodbye, My Fancy.

 

ADS:

Camels -- New 1951 newspaper ad.

Lustre-Creme -- 1955 bigger, better replacement.

Style-Mart -- New 1948 magazine ad.

 

 

 

 


1/06/21

 

PHOTOS:

1936:  On the set of Love on the Run with Clark Gable (includes press caption).

1940:  A film still from Susan and God with Rose Hobart and Ruth Hussey (includes lengthy press caption).

1947:  A film still from Possessed with Raymond Massey.

 

ADS:

Lux Soap:

1929--Two new ads.  1949--Bigger, better replacement ad.  1951--New ad.

 

Max Factor:

1930--New ad.  1935--New ad.  1939--Bigger, better replacement with Norma Shearer.  1941--Bigger, better replacement.

 

 

 

 

 


1/03/21

 


 

GEOGRAPHY: LOS ANGELES --- Added a new page with 10 photos and history of the Hotel Washington: From Joan's arrival in January 1925 to its recent iteration as Palihotel Culver City.

 

 

 


12/29/20

 

PHOTOS:

1932:  Publicity for Letty Lynton with Robert Montgomery, shot by Hurrell.

1935:  Small-ish/gray-ish---but still interesting!---photo from a page of Harper's Bazaar.

1937:  In Palm Springs with a goat (no, not Franchot).

1940:  Film stills from Strange Cargo, one and two, with press captions.

1941:  At home playing badminton (includes press caption).

 

FILMS:  A slide for Strange Cargo.

 

LETTERS:  1941 to a fan re A Woman's Face and the "exciting scene in the cable-car."

 

BOOKS: A French movie tie-in cover for Our Dancing Daughters.

 

 

 


12/28/20

 

ADS: Three new 1930 US ads for Lux Toilet Soap.

 

TOBACCIANA:  A color 1933 card from Holland.

 

PHOTOS:

1929:  Publicity for Untamed with Robert Montgomery.

1932:

Publicity for Letty Lynton by Hurrell.

Publicity for Rain by John Miehle.

 

 

 

 


12/21/20

 

ADS:

1928:  Sears hats.

1930:  Old Gold cigarettes, with artwork by James Montgomery Flagg.

1939:  1847 Rogers Bros. silverware.

1946:  Fleers gum ("Try Joan's character quiz.").

1951:  Peter Pan bras (bigger, better replacement).

 

 

 

 

 

 


12/20/20

 

PHOTOS:

1928:  Publicity for Our Dancing Daughters.

1930:  

Montana Moon -- A film still with Johnny Mack Brown; and publicity by James Manatt.

Publicity shot by Hurrell.

 

FILMS:

Hollywood Revue of 1929 -- Showgirls atop the Grauman's marquee in LA, and workers constructing the Astor marquee in NYC. Plus a screen shot of the cast.

 

ADS:

A 1930 ad for FTD (in 1930, "Florists' Telegraph Delivery"; today, "Florists' Transworld Delivery").

 

 

 

 


12/17/20

 

PHOTOS:

1963:  Candids with jujitsu instructor Bruce Tegner on the set of The Caretakers, one and two.

1968:  On the set of Berserk with Burma the Elephant (includes press caption).

1971:  At the Golden Globes with Tina Sinatra (shot by Peter Borsari).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


12/13/20

 

PHOTOS:

1953:  With silver hair--and coloring two other ladies' hair to match her own--at a nightclub (includes press caption identifying the lucky ladies).

1957:  On the set of Esther Costello:

One (with Rossano Brazzi), two (with Brazzi; includes press caption), three (with Brazzi and Esther author Nicholas Monsarrat), four (with Monsarrat), five (birthday cake for Brazzi, with Heather Sears, David Miller, husband Al Steele), and six (cake with Brazzi).

 

 

 

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