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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

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8/22/19

 

PHOTOS:

1933:  A film still from Dancing Lady.

1934:

Publicity for Chained with Clark Gable.

Publicity by Hurrell.

1935:  A film still from No More Ladies with Edna May Oliver (includes press caption).

 

FILMS:

Letty Lynton:  A Belgian poster, and a Spanish novelization cover.

Dancing Lady:  A US window card.

Sadie McKee:  A Spanish novelization cover.

 

BOOKS:  Title page from the 1934 Houghton Mifflin novel The Gorgeous Hussy (plus bigger Grosset & Dunlap novelization cover).

 

 

 


 

8/20/19

 

PHOTOS:

 

1927:  Publicity doing the Lindy Hop.

1928:  Law of the Range -- A film still with Rex Lease.

1931:  

Possessed -- Film stills one, two, and three.

Publicity.

 

FILMS:  1928 marquee in Columbus, Ohio, featuring Rose-Marie.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

8/19/19

 

ENCYCLOPEDIA: B --- After 15 years, some entries in the Encyclopedia had gone stale! Tonight, updated multiple entries on the "B" page: Added new photos (for Bull, Burnett "Mildred Fierce" and "Torchy Song", Browning, Buono, Bushman), plus new info, new birth/death dates, updated links, etc., for many more. So far, only about two-thirds of the way through --- more to come.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

8/17/19

 

PHOTOS:

1959:  Color on the set of The Best of Everything with Linda Hutchings.

1968:  A film still from Berserk.

 

FILMS:

1957:  US, Japanese, and Italian posters for The Story of Esther Costello.

1962:  A Yugoslavian poster for What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

 

ART:  A 1974 sketch by Don Bachardy (page includes diary entry by Bachardy's partner Christopher Isherwood re Joan's overwhelming signature on the drawing).

 

ENCYCLOPEDIA: B -- Added new entry, photo, links for Don Bachardy.

 

 

 

 


 

8/15/19

 

PHOTOS:

1950:

On the set of The Damned Don't Cry with director Vince Sherman and son Christopher. Plus a bigger, better replacement with Sherman and boxing champ Ezzard Charles.

Publicity by Bert Six.

1951:  Warners publicity.

1954:

A film still from Johnny Guitar.

At a film premiere with daughter Christina.

 

 

 

FILMS:

An Italian lobby for Sudden Fear.

Seven Italian lobbies for Johnny Guitar.

 

UPCOMING US TCM FILM SCHEDULE (times Eastern):

SEPTEMBER

Tuesday, Sept. 3: 10:00am -- Trog

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

 

 

 


 

8/13/19

 

FILMS:

A Woman's Face -- Seven Italian lobbies and a US herald.

Reunion in France -- A US lobby.

Possessed ('47) -- A US trade ad and an Italian insert.

 

PHOTOS:

1943:  Publicity for Above Suspicion (bigger, better replacement).

1945:  A film still from Mildred Pierce with Bruce Bennett.

1946:  Publicity by Eugene Robert Richee.

1947:  On the set of Possessed (bigger, better replacement).

 

 

 

 

 


 

8/07/19

 

PHOTOS:

1934:  

Chained -- A film still with Clark Gable.

Brighter addition to Hurrell publicity photo page.

1938:  Publicity for The Shining Hour.

1939:  A screen shot from The Women with Rosalind Russell.

 

FILMS:

Love on the Run -- A color program cover from London's Stoll Picture Theatre.

The Last of Mrs. Cheyney -- An Italian lobby card.

Ice Follies of 1939 -- A French window card.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

8/03/19

 

PHOTOS:

 

1929:  

Our Modern Maidens -- Bigger, better replacement stills with Rod LaRocque (includes new caption) and solo with risque dress.

Untamed -- New publicity one (solo) and two (with Robert Montgomery); and a bigger, better replacement with Montgomery.

1930:  Montana Moon -- A film still with Johnny Mack Brown.

1932:  Letty Lynton -- Publicity by Hurrell: New; and bigger, better replacements one, two, and three.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

7/31/19

 

PHOTOS: 

1963:   Bigger, better replacements from The Caretakers one, two, and three.

1968:  Two candids at a Pepsi bottling plant in Virginia.

 

FILMS:  The Caretakers -- A new link and a German ad.

 

LETTERS:

1959:  To a longtime friend, with love from "Angel."

1967:  To a friend, with holiday greetings.

1976:  To the nephew of the above 1959 letter recipient, remembering that his uncle had always called her "Angel."

 

CELEB LETTERS TO JOAN:  A 1972 handwritten note from Eydie Gorme.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

7/29/19

 

PHOTOS:

1950:  A film still from The Damned Don't Cry with David Brian and Kent Smith.

1956:  Publicity.

1959:  With co-star Tom Helmore on the set of GE Theater's "And One Was Loyal" (bigger, better replacement).

 

FILMS:

Johnny Guitar -- A newspaper ad from Fort Smith, Arkansas.

 

 

 

 

LETTERS:

1936:  Handwritten to a friend.

1955:  To a fan re holidays and fan club (and complaint about a generic autograph!).

Seven letters to the same longtime fan:

1957:  Boilerplate re travels with husband Al Steele.

1958:  Re extensive travels with Steele.

1961:  Re TV and travels.

1962:  Re Pepsi travels, Academy Awards, and upcoming "lovely suspense stories."

 


 


 

7/25/19

 

PHOTOS:

1950:  Harriet Craig film stills -- New one, two, three, and four. And bigger, better replacements one and two.

1951:  

Goodbye, My Fancy film stills -- With Frank Lovejoy; and with Robert Young, Eve Arden, Lurene Tuttle, and Janice Rule.

 

FILMS:

Goodbye, My Fancy -- A new link, and a vintage photo of the marquee at an Augusta, Georgia, theater.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

7/23/19

 

PHOTOS:

1944:  Publicity at home with Tina.

1946:  Warners publicity.

1947:  A film still from Daisy Kenyon (bigger, better replacement with wrecked car).

1948:  Out on the town with lover Greg Bautzer (shot by Nat Dillinger; includes press caption) and with Jean Simmons.

 

FILMS:

Mildred Pierce -- Congratulatory trade ad from Jack Warner on Joan's Oscar win.

Humoresque -- A Plot Summary, three links, and a vintage photo of the marquee at San Francisco's Warfield Theatre.

Possessed ('47) -- A link and a trade ad.

 

 

 

 


 

7/21/19

 

PHOTOS:

1938:  Publicity by Laszlo Willinger -- New, one and two; and bigger, better replacements, one and two.

1939:  The Women -- A new film still, and a replacement still on the set with Hedda Hopper.

1943:  

Above Suspicion -- A bigger, better replacement still plus new press caption.

Publicity with husband Phil Terry.

 

FILMS:

Strange Cargo -- A US one-sheet and a US newspaper ad ("A sin ship rides the seas!").

Hollywood Canteen -- A new link and new reviews (vintage Variety excerpt and 2010 Three Movie Buffs), plus a vintage "Celebrity Corner" cartoon feature and a US newspaper ad.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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