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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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4/26/17

 

PHOTOS:

1932:

Letty Lynton -- Famous-white-dress (by Adrian) publicity by Hurrell, and a film still with Nils Asther.

Rain -- A film still.

1933:  A film still from Today We Live.

1934:  A film still from Chained with Clark Gable.

1935:

No More Ladies --  A film still with Robert Montgomery and Franchot Tone.

I Live My Life -- Candid on the set, and publicity with dress by Adrian.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

4/21/17

 

1931 PHOTOS:

This Modern Age --- With Neil Hamilton one, two, three, and four.

Publicity by Hurrell, one and two. And a candid at the MGM commissary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

4/17/17

 

1931 PHOTOS for This Modern Age:

At the deco pool; with Monroe Owsley one, two, three, four, and five; a solo film still; and on the set with dolls.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

4/15/17

 

FILMS:  An MGM publicity montage for Dance, Fools, Dance.

 

PHOTOS:

1930:

Paid -- A close-up solo film still; and film stills with John Miljan and Robert Emmett O'Connor, and with Robert Armstrong.

Publicity:  A bigger, better replacement by Clarence Sinclair Bull; and new by Hurrell, one and two.

1931:

Dance, Fools, Dance -- Film stills with Lester Vail; with William Bakewell; and solo.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

4/13/17

 

1930 PHOTOS:

Our Blushing Brides -- Solo film stills one, two, and three; with Robert Montgomery; and with Anita Page.

Paid -- In court one (with William Bakewell) and two; mugshot in jail; and with Kent Douglass one, two, three, and four.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

4/11/17

 

PHOTOS:

1929:

Our Modern Maidens -- Publicity with Doug Fairbanks, Jr.; and a bigger, better replacement on the set with Rod LaRocque.

MGM publicity (includes press blurb).

1930:

Montana Moon -- A film still with Johnny Mack Brown.

Our Blushing Brides -- Film stills one (solo) and two (with Dorothy Sebastian and Anita Page).

 

 

 

 

 


 

4/10/17

 

PHOTOS:

1926:  Paris -- A bigger, better replacement with Douglas Gilmore and Charles Ray.

1928:  

West Point -- A bigger, better replacement with William Haines.

Across to Singapore -- A film still with Ramon Novarro (includes press blurb).

Our Dancing Daughters -- Film stills one (with Dorothy Sebastian) and two (deco set).

Dream of Love -- A bigger, better replacement publicity shot. And a publicity shot by Ruth Harriet Louise.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

4/09/17

 

PHOTOS:

1968:  Three color screen shots from a local North Carolina talk-show appearance.

1970:

A film still from Trog.

A candid in Copenhagen (with Danish press blurb).

 

LETTERS:

1962:  To a fan re his mother's birthday and having no tape recorder; and a birthday telegram days later to the fan's mother.

1964:  To a fan re upcoming plans for filming Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte; and to a fan with thanks for well wishes after becoming ill on Hush set. (Note the boilerplate text for 3 letters in a row in this week.)

1966:  To columnist Army Archerd with congrats on his kids' school achievements.

1972:  To Ambrose Du Bek with thanks for Christmas flower arrangement.

1973:  To film critic Leonard Maltin; and congratulatory telegram to director Joseph Papp.

1974:  To a fan with thanks for birthday wishes.

 

 

 


 

4/07/17

 

PHOTOS:

1961:  At the Beau-Rivage hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland, one and two.

1962:  

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? -- At the Trophy Club (new close-up of Joan from photo with Bette Davis and Jack Warner); and screen shots one (with Davis) and two (on the beach).

With Rosalind Russell at the Golden Globes banquet (includes detailed press blurb).

1963:  A film still from The Caretakers with Robert Stack (includes press blurb).

1964:  Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte -- Bigger, better replacements: A cast reading (with Moorehead, Cotten, Davis), and gravestone publicity with Davis.

1966:  At London's Savoy Hotel (includes press blurb).

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

4/05/17

 

PHOTOS:

1950:  Publicity shot by Bert Six.

1955:  

Female on the Beach -- A wardrobe test shot; and screen shots one (with Jan Sterling) and two.

A screen shot from Queen Bee.

1957:  A candid.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

4/04/17

 

PHOTOS:

1946:  Publicity for Humoresque.

1947:  

On the set of Possessed with director Curtis Bernhardt and Van Heflin.

Candid in Beverly Hills with Christina and Christopher.

1949:  Two screen shots from Flamingo Road.

1950:  A film still from Harriet Craig with Wendell Corey.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

4/01/17

 

1945 PHOTOS from Mildred Pierce:

With Ann Blyth, one and two; with Jack Carson, one and two; with Zachary Scott (on ladder); solo one (fireplace), two (shock-n-fur), and three (tears on the pier).

Plus bigger, better replacements: one, two, and three.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

3/30/17

 

PHOTOS:

1940:  A screen shot from Strange Cargo with Peter Lorre.

1942:  

Dancing publicity from They All Kissed the Bride with Allen Jenkins.

Two candids -- With husband Philip Terry, and with newlyweds Tamara Geva and John Emery.

1945:  Screen shots from Mildred Pierce -- With Bruce Bennett and Ann Blyth (and Mrs. Biederhof!), and with Zachary Scott and Blyth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

3/28/17

 

PHOTOS:

1934:  Publicity for Forsaking All Others by Hurrell.

1936:  On the set of Love on the Run with Clark Gable.

1937:  MGM publicity with press blurb describing outfit.

1938:  Publicity for Mannequin (with printer's markup).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

3/25/17

 

FILMS:  Rain -- Two lobby cards for 1939 U.S. re-release of the film.

 

MAGAZINES:  

New covers for Greece's Panathinaia (1933) and Diavase (1936), Germany's Die Junge Dame (1937), the UK's Film Star Weekly (1933), and the US's Movie Mirror (1937).

 

PHOTOS:

1932:

Rain -- A film still with Walter Huston. Plus bigger, better replacement publicity shots by John Miehle: one, two (autographed), and three.

Publicity by unknown.

1933:  Publicity for Dancing Lady by Hurrell.

 

 

 

 

 

 

JOAN CRAWFORD EVENTS

 

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coming weeks or months, please
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Sunday, March 5, 2017 (10/9C)

Ryan Murphy's 8-part series Feud debuts on FX

 

Starring Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange as Bette and Joan

during the making of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

 

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Watch the next 7 episodes Sundays:

March 12, March 19, March 26, April 2, April 9, April 16, April 23

 

Wikipedia entry.  IMDb page.

UK Daily Mail (photos/article from TV Critics Assoc. January 2017 press tour)

Photo page on this site.

 

 


 

LATEST AND UPCOMING RELEASES

 Let me know if you have updates to add here.

 

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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