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  A Joan Crawford Encyclopedia

 

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Celebrating 17 Years of BOE: 2004  2021

 

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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]

 

TCM FILM SCHEDULE FOR APRIL:

(times Eastern)

Wednesday, April 7, 10:15pm: Grand Hotel ('32)

Monday, April 12, 3:45pm: It's a Great Feeling ('49)

Saturday, April 17, 4:00pm: Mildred Pierce ('45)

Tuesday, April 20, 9:00am: Our Dancing Daughters ('28)

Thursday, April 22, 4:15am: Possessed ('47)

 


 

4/21/21

 

FILMS:  Daisy Kenyon

Seven new or bigger movie posters from Italy, Spain, Sweden, and the US.

Bigger, better replacements for six US lobby cards and a US trade ad.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


4/20/21

 

PHOTOS: 1938 from Mannequin

With Spencer Tracy:  A publicity shot and a film still.

 

FILMS: Mannequin

A title screen shot (top of page).

Posters from the US and from France.

A US promo and a herald centerfold.

A US lobby card.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


4/18/21

 

PHOTOS:

1931:  A film still from This Modern Age with Neil Hamilton.

1935:  Candid on the set of No More Ladies, autographed by Edna May Oliver, Robert Montgomery, Joan, and director Edward Griffith.

 

FILMS:  A 1931 review of Paid from Loew's Weekly.

 

MAGAZINES:

Film-Kuhne and Film-Kurier supplements (Germany): Covers from various years.

Loew's Weekly (US): January 1931 cover promoting Paid (includes link to inside pages with ad and review).
Needlecraft (US): First page of 1931 article, "What Happened To Joan Crawford: A Love Story That Is a Prophecy."

Zenit (Italy): December 1931 cover.  

 

TOBACCIANA: Four 1920s "Crack" cig cards from Uruguay.

 

 

 

 


4/15/21

 

PHOTOS:

1925:  A film still from Sally, Irene, and Mary with Constance Bennett and Sally O'Neil.

1927:  A film still from The Unknown with Norman Kerry.

1931:  

A film still from Possessed with Clark Gable (bigger, better replacement).

Publicity by Hurrell (bigger, better replacement with new press caption).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


4/13/21

 

CELEB LETTERS TO JOAN:

1971 handwritten from Barbara Stanwyck.

 

LETTERS:

To publicist/friend Dore Freeman: 1971, 1974, and 1975.

To British fan: March 1972 and August 1972.

To other fan: 1970.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


4/11/21

 

PHOTOS:

1941:  Publicity shot.

1955:  Film still with Jeff Chandler from Female on the Beach (bigger, better replacement).

1959:  Candids on the set of The Best of Everything shot by Eve Arnold (bigger, better replacements): one, two, three, four, five, and six.

 

FILMS:

Johnny Guitar -- A US trade ad.

Autumn Leaves -- Belgian pressbook pages.

 

LETTERS:  1956 to a fan re holidays and recent European travels.

 

 

 


4/07/21

 

PHOTOS:

1938:  Publicity shot by Laszlo Willinger.

1947:  Unretouched publicity for Daisy Kenyon.

 

LETTERS: 1942 to a fan re recent movies and Women in Uniform, plus a tight-lipped "...so please let's not refer to it again."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


4/04/21

 

PHOTOS:

1932:  Grand Hotel -- A film still with Wallace Beery; and a publicity shot.

1936:  The Gorgeous Hussy -- Candid on the set playing backgammon with Robert Taylor; and a publicity shot.

 

ART:  1930s movie theater art board.

 

MAGAZINES:

Die Junge Dame (Germany):  A February 1937 cover.

Loew's Weekly (US):  A May 1936 cover publicizing The Gorgeous Hussy.

 

 

 

 

 


4/01/21

 

PHOTOS:

1927:  A film still from Spring Fever with William Haines.

1928:  A film still from Dream of Love with Alphonse Martell.

1931:  A film still from Laughing Sinners.

 

MAGAZINES:  

Cinegrafia (Portugal): A 1929 cover (with Doug Fairbanks, Jr.).

Zenit (Italy): Covers from 1931 (with Johnny Mack Brown) and 1932 (with Robert Montgomery).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


3/29/21

 

PHOTOS:

1968: Berserk -- Color screen shots one, two, three, and four.

 

LETTERS:

Five letters to same fan (see also the 3/28 update):

1963: June re Easter and vacations, September re Strait-Jacket and Route 66, November re Strait-Jacket and Route 66, and December with Christmas wishes.

1964: Re Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte.

 

 

 

 

 


3/28/21

 

PHOTOS: Bigger, better replacement candid on the set of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? with Bette Davis.

 

LETTERS:

1949:  April re being chosen "Mother of the Year," and May re Easter plans with kids.

1960:  To a journalist re request for interview (and phone number in LA).

Four letters to same fan:

1961:  March (re citizenship and TV work), April (generic re TV and upcoming autobio), November (re autobio and travels).

1962:  Re Baby Jane and missed meeting.

 

 

 

 


March 23
Happy Birthday, Joan!

 

You can celebrate on Tuesday by watching

over 12 hours of Joan movies on TCM!

TCM showed the following:

6:00am: Dancing Lady ('33)

7:45am: Mannequin ('38)

9:30am: A Woman's Face ('41)

11:30am: Susan and God ('40)

1:30pm: Mildred Pierce ('45)

3:30pm: Possessed ('47)

5:30pm: What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? ('62)

 


3/21/21

 

PHOTOS:

1936:  Publicity at home shot by Hurrell (bigger, better replacement plus new press caption).

1942:  Candid snapshot with husband Phil Terry.

1943:  Candid snapshot with Christina.

1944:  Bigger, better replacement for a Hollywood Canteen still with Dane Clark and Robert Hutton.

1945:  Publicity by Bert Six.

 

FILMS: A Woman's Face -- US pressbook pages. And new or bigger movie posters from France, Italy (2), Spain (2), and the US.

 

MAGAZINES:  A 1937 cover for Brazil's A Scena Muda.

 

 

 

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