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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]

 


 

1/17/19

 

LETTERS:

 

1957:  To a fan re travels and his autograph collection (includes Joan's reply envelope postmarked from South Africa).

1968:

March:  To director George Cukor.

November:  To a friend/fan re summer theater and Films of Joan Crawford.

1974:  Christmas greetings to a family, with sticker noting gift of peaches from Joan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

1/15/19

 

PHOTOS:

 

1964:  

Strait-Jacket -- Screen shots one (with Diane Baker), two, and three (with Baker).

A color candid.

1965:  I Saw What You Did -- Screen shots one (with John Ireland), two, and three (with Andi Garrett).

 

TELEVISION:  A 1965 color screen shot of Joan reading "A Prayer for Little Children" on Hollywood Palace.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

1/13/19

 

FILMS:  A lobby card for The Best of Everything; and a US trade ad for What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (Only in films can there be Two "First Ladies.")

 

PHOTOS:

1950:  Harriet Craig -- Bigger, better replacement still with K. T. Stevens.

1951:  Goodbye, My Fancy -- Publicity with Frank Lovejoy.

1955:  Female on the Beach -- On the set with Jeff Chandler and crew.

1962:  What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? -- Publicity with Bette Davis.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

1/11/19

 

1954 PHOTOS: Johnny Guitar

 

New ones:  B/W in saloon with townsman; color at bank with Scott Brady; color at piano; and color shoot-out.

Bigger, better replacements:  Color sunset with Sterling Hayden; and B/W standing at piano.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

1/09/19

 

PHOTOS:

 

1946:  Color Warners publicity, and a candid dancing with Clark Gable in Santa Monica.

1947:  Bigger, better replacement for a Possessed film still.

1949:

It's a Great Feeling -- A bigger, better replacement screen shot.

Publicity by Bert Six -- In black and white, and in glorious color.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

1/07/19

 

PHOTOS:

 

1934:  

Sadie McKee screen shots:  Hungry in cafe (two shots), with Edward Arnold, and with Gene Raymond.

Chained:  A screen shot with Clark Gable.

Forsaking All Others:  A film still with Robert Montgomery.

1937:  Ross Verlag postcards -- Publicity for The Bride Wore Red, and publicity by Hurrell.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

1/05/19

 

PHOTOS:

 

1933: Dancing Lady

New screen shots -- In the courtroom, with Ted Healy and a Stooge, in the gym, with Clark Gable, and with Fred Astaire.

Bigger, better replacement film stills -- With Healy, and with Gable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TV SCHEDULE:  Upcoming on U.S. TCM (all times Eastern)

 

JANUARY

Monday, January 7, 7:30am: Love on the Run

Friday, January 18, 4:15am: Strait-Jacket

Tuesday, January 22, 2:30pm: Reunion in France

Wednesday, January 30:

3:00pm: Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte  [what might have been]

5:30pm: What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

 

FEBRUARY

Saturday, February 2, 5:15am: Sudden Fear

Tuesday, February 5, 1:30am: Mildred Pierce

Wednesday, February 13, 10:15am: Our Dancing Daughters

Tuesday, February 19, 12:00pm: What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

Sunday, February 24, 9:00pm: Grand Hotel

 

 


 

1/03/19

Happy New Year!

Looking forward to my 15th year of sharing Joan information online!

 

 

PHOTOS:

1929:  Publicity at home.

1930:  

Paid:  A film still with Kent Douglass.

A newspaper candid with husband Doug Fairbanks, Jr.

1932:  Publicity for Rain.

 

ART / ENCYCLOPEDIA:  A 1930s Bernard Baily "Star Snapshots" cartoon page featuring Joan. Also added an Encyclopedia entry for Baily.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

12/28/18

 

MEDIA:  An August 1973 editorial by Joan in the New York Times following the June '73 Supreme Court anti-obscenity ruling. (Page also includes a subsequent Rona Barrett article misquoting and making light of Joan.)

 

1968 PHOTOS:  Candid on the set of Berserk.

 

FILMS: Australian daybills (13 x 30 inches) advertising a host of Joan films "Not Suitable for Children!": The Best of Everything, I Saw What You Did, and Berserk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

12/24/18

 

LETTERS:

 

1944: Lengthy to a fan re donation for the wartime "Adopt a Pilot" club, and re Joan's home help situation and her new Warners film.

1958: To a fan couple with thanks and  re her upcoming world travel plans for Pepsi.

1964:

To a fan re meeting him at the Raleigh Pepsi plant opening.

Christmas stationery to a friend re holidays and upcoming visit to the Pacific Palisades.

1968: Two-page letter to friends re current status of all of Joan's kids.

1972: To the college-student son of Pepsi exec Al Goetz.

1974: To the wife of Pepsi exec Al Goetz.

1975: To a friend with thanks for sending the William Haines interview.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

12/21/18

 

1962 PHOTOS:

 

Party candids with press captions, one (with Rosalind Russell) and two (with Herbert Marshall and wife).

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? -- With Bette Davis: Candid on the set, and a film still.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

12/19/18

 

PHOTOS:

 

1953:  Candid at the first televised Oscars with director David Miller and Earl Blackwell.

1954:  Johnny Guitar screen shots one (on stairs), two (with Scott Brady and Sterling Hayden), three (with Hayden), four (with Brady), five (with Hayden), six (solo), and seven (with Hayden).

1955:  On the set of Queen Bee with Jerry Wald, Lucy Marlow, and William Leslie (bigger, better replacement with new press caption).

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

12/17/18

 

1950 PHOTOS: The Damned Don't Cry

 

Film stills:  New one, two (with Selena Royle), three (with Kent Smith and David Brian), and four (with Brian); and a bigger, better replacement (with Brian).

Publicity shots:  New (with Brian); and bigger, better replacements with Brian and Steve Cochran one and two.

 

FILMS:  The Damned Don't Cry:  Warners promo artwork.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 order:  bluray.com / Amazon

 

 

 

 

September 25, 2018:

Psycho Biddy Double Feature: Strait-Jacket and Berserk on Blu-ray

bluray.com / Amazon.com / brokehorrorfan.com

 

 

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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