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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 - 2018 by Stephanie Jones

 

 

Celebrating 14 Years of BOE: 2004  2018

 

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5/25/18

 

ADS:

1929:  Energine cleaning fluid

1953:  Lux soap

1996:  LA Eyeworks

 

COLLECTIBLES:  A 1934 ad for "Movie Star Lamps" (Joan one of 16 available).

 

FILMS:  Reviews for Across to Singapore: 1928 from The New Yorker, and 2013 by Jeff Rapsis (of silentfilmlivemusic.blogspot.com).  (If you have your own review of Across, or any other Joan film, please send it in!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

5/23/18

 

PHOTOS:

 

1929:

Untamed -- With Robert Montgomery: Publicity and a film still.  

Publicity by Ruth Harriet Louise one (for Delman shoes) and two.

 

1931:  Seven screen shots from Dance, Fools, Dance (culled from pre-code.com).

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

5/19/18

 

PHOTOS:

1959:  Candid on the set of The Best of Everything.

1960:  Color candid.

1962:  Candid emerging from car.

 

LETTERS FROM JOAN:

1943:  To a fan with thanks for remembering her anniversary.

1956:  To literary agent H. N. Swanson.

1959:  To a fan re her possible new TV series and The Twins.

1961:  To a fan re her upcoming autobiography (note also a letter of the same day to a different fan with almost exactly the same wording).

1962:  To a friend re the friend's bad review of a movie and "ludicrous frame."

1964:  Christmas greetings to Maurice Chevalier.

1969:  A telegram to Rod Serling re Planet of the Apes; and letter to a fan with thanks for birthday wishes.

 

CELEBRITY LETTERS TO JOAN:

1967:  From Agnes Moorehead: "Winning is wonderful..."

1968:  From former stepmother-in-law Mary Pickford, unable to attend Joan's Brandeis ceremony.

1972:  From director John Huston: "The last time I set eyes on you was at a German lawn party..."

1974:  From Lord Mountbatten; and handwritten from Jackie Cooper.

 

 

 


 

5/17/18

 

PHOTOS:

 

1953:  Torch Song publicity.

1954:  Johnny Guitar screen shots one (staircase), two (with Scott Brady and Sterling Hayden), and three.

1955:  Female on the Beach film still with Jeff Chandler.

1956:  A candid with husband Al Steele.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

5/15/18

 

PHOTOS:

 

1950:

On the set of The Damned Don't Cry -- Grooming Cliquot while being groomed herself (bigger, better replacement).

Publicity for Harriet Craig shot by Robert Coburn.

Needlework candid at home shot by Jack Woods (includes press caption).

 

1951:  Publicity with tea.

 

1952:  Publicity one (with stockings) and two (polka-dots).

 

 

 

 

 


 

5/13/18

 

PHOTOS:

1941:  A Woman's Face screen shots -- With Conrad Veidt, and solo.

1942:  They All Kissed the Bride -- MGM promo artwork featuring photos of Joan and Melvyn Douglas.

1946:  Publicity shot.

1947:  

Possessed -- Publicity by Bert Six and by unknown.

Publicity shot with tea.

1949:

Flamingo Road -- A bigger, better replacement film still.

It's a Great Feeling -- Three color screen shots.

Publicity by Bert Six one and two.

 

 

 

 


 

5/11/18

 

PHOTOS:

1938:  

Mannequin film stills -- A new one; and bigger, better replacements one (with Alan Curtis) and two (with Curtis and Spencer Tracy).

With Shirley Temple on the set of Little Miss Broadway; and a replacement publicity shot by Laszlo Willinger.

1939:  A screen shot from The Women.

1940:

Susan and God -- Publicity by Eric Carpenter; and magazine feature page with Fredric March.

Publicity by Laszlo Willinger.

 

 

 

 


 

May 10, 1977

In Memoriam

 

 

 

 


 

5/09/18

 

PHOTOS:

 

1933:  New publicity by Clarence Sinclair Bull promoting Max Factor cosmetics; and bigger, better replacement publicity by Hurrell.

1934:  Publicity by unknown photographer.

1935:  

No More Ladies -- A film still with Franchot Tone.

I Live My Life -- Bigger, better replacement on the set through mirror, shot by Frank Tanner.

1936:  Candid at home playing badminton, shot by Bud Graybill.

1937:  The Bride Wore Red -- A new film still; and a bigger, better replacement still.

 

 

 

 


 

5/07/18

 

1932 PHOTOS:

 

Rain (all shot by John Miehle)

New:  Publicity; and film stills one (solo), two (with Guy Kibbee and Matt Moore), three (with William Gargan), and four (with Walter Huston). Plus one bigger, better replacement.

 

Other publicity: Bigger, better replacements -- By Clarence Sinclair Bull (one and two), and one by George Hurrell.

 

 

 

 


 

5/05/18

 

FILMS:  Three US newspaper ads promoting This Modern Age.

 

PHOTOS:

1930:  

Paid film stills-- New with Marie Prevost; and bigger, better replacements with John Miljan (one and two) and with Kent Douglass.

A publicity shot by George Hurrell.

1931:

Publicity for Dance, Fools, Dance.

A film still from This Modern Age.

A film still from Possessed with Clark Gable.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

5/04/18

 

PHOTOS:

 

1926:  At home with stuffed animals and dolls (bigger, better replacement).

1927:  

The Unknown -- Publicity with John George.

Publicity by Ruth Harriet Louise.

1928:

A film still from Our Dancing Daughters with Johnny Mack Brown (bigger, better replacement).

Publicity with caption from Photoplay for Tide of Empire, shot by Ruth Harriet Louise.

 

 

 

 

 


 

5/02/18

 

PHOTOS:

 

1964:  A film still from Strait-Jacket.

1965:  Receiving the USO's "Woman of the Year" award -- a bigger, better replacement with new press caption.

1968:  Berserk! -- On the set with elephant; and film stills one and two.

1971:  At an event to place her handprints (and show off her legs) at Theatre 80 in the East Village.



 

 

 

 

 



5/01/18

 

FILMS:  

An Italian lobby card for The Story of Esther Costello page.

A title screen shot and an Italian Fotobusta lobby card for the What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? page.

 

PHOTOS:

1955:  Queen Bee publicity by Bob Coburn.

1957:  Eight screen shots from an Italian newsreel shot in Rome (includes link to the 50-second clip).

1959:  A Best of Everything film still with Brian Aherne.

1962:  Promoting A Portrait of Joan with a sleepy pup.

 

 

 

 


 

4/28/18

 

PHOTOS:

 

1953:  Torch Song -- A new publicity shot; and a bigger, better replacement on the set with Pier Angeli and Sydney Guilaroff (includes new press caption).

1955:  

Female on the Beach -- A bigger, better replacement on the set with poodles.

Queen Bee -- A film still with Lucy Marlow and Barry Sullivan.

Columbia publicity.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

4/26/18

 

FILMS:  

An Italian Fotobusta lobby card for The Damned Don't Cry.

An Italian Fotobusta lobby card for Sudden Fear.

 

PHOTOS:

1950:  On the set of The Damned Don't Cry.

1951:  Publicity -- Solo, and with kids and Cliquot (includes press caption).

1952:  On the set of Sudden Fear with Jack Palance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

4/25/18

 

PHOTOS:

 

1945:  Mildred Pierce screen shots one, two, and three.

1946:  Humoresque publicity by Eugene Robert Richee.

1947:  A bigger, better replacement film still from Possessed with Geraldine Brooks.

1949:  

Flamingo Road -- A new screen shot and a bigger, better replacement film still with David Brian.

A publicity shot by Bert Six.

 

 

 

 

 

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