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Celebrating 14 Years of BOE: 2004  2018

 

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4/20/18

 

PHOTOS:

 

1938:  Mannequin -- A publicity shot, and an MGM drawing of Joan and Spencer Tracy based on a publicity shot.

1940:  

Strange Cargo -- Publicity with Clark Gable shot by Laszlo Willinger: new, one and two; and bigger, better replacements one, two, three, and four.

Susan and God -- A film still with Bruce Cabot and Rose Hobart.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

4/18/18

 

ADS:  A 1933 French ad for Martell cognac (a tie-in with Possessed, known as Fascination in France).

 

FILMS:  Added a shot of the marquee of NYC's Capitol Theatre to the top of the Love on the Run film page.

 

1936 PHOTOS:

The Gorgeous Hussy -- A film still with Melvyn Douglas, Beulah Bondi, and Lionel Barrymore.

Love on the Run

Publicity with Clark Gable one and two (the latter page including an MGM drawing of same photo).

And bigger, better replacements: one (on the set with Gable), two (still with Gable), and three (still with Gable).

 

1937 PHOTOS:  The Bride Wore Red -- On the set with niece Joanie LeSueur; and a still with Franchot Tone.

 

 

 

 


 

4/17/18

 

1934 PHOTOS:  Sadie McKee

 

Bigger, better replacement stills:  one (with Franchot Tone), two (with Tone), three (with Tone), and four (with Gene Raymond).

 

New stills:  one (with Raymond), two (with Tone and Edward Arnold), and three (with Tone and Arnold).

 

 

 

 

 


 

4/16/18

 

PHOTOS:

1933:  Today We Live -- Screen shots (from pre-code.com): With Gary Cooper; with Robert Young; solo one, two, and three.

1934:

Chained -- With Clark Gable: Publicity, film still, and candid on the set. And candids on the set being filmed by director Clarence Brown, one, two, and three.

Forsaking All Others -- On the set signing autographs.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

4/14/18

 

FILMS:  Added a title screen shot to the top of the This Modern Age film page.

 

PHOTOS:

1929:  Our Modern Maidens -- With Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.

1931:  

Laughing Sinners -- A film still with Neil Hamilton (includes press caption).

This Modern Age -- Screen shots (found on pre-code.com):

At the pool; with Pauline Frederick under cracked glass; happy car wreck; with Monroe Owsley one and two (two shots); and with Neil Hamilton (three shots).

Possessed -- Film stills: At the factory, and with Wallace Ford.

 

 

 

 


 

4/11/18

 

PHOTOS:

1927:  Publicity for Taxi Dancer by Kenneth Alexander (bigger, better replacement); and MGM fashion publicity (includes press caption describing gown).

1928:

A film still from Four Walls with John Gilbert.

A film still from Our Dancing Daughters with Nils Asther.

1929:  Our Modern Maidens publicity --- Solo (with press description of Adrian outfit); with Anita Page; and with Page and Josephine Dunn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

4/09/18

 

PHOTOS:

1959:  A candid in Dallas with husband Al Steele; and on the set of The Best of Everything.

1962:  A Baby Jane film still with Bette Davis.

1964:

With reporter Shirley Eder on the set of Strait-Jacket (bigger, better replacement).

With reporter Taris Savell in Baton Rouge during the filming of Hush, Hush...Sweet Charlotte (includes a link to a 2017 interview with Savell).

With Bolivian artist Alfredo da Silva and a painting that Joan bought from him.

A small ad for Joan's appearance at a Nashville Pepsi bottling plant.

1967:  Candid at a Muscular Dystrophy Association event.

 

 

 


 

4/04/18

 

PHOTOS:

1954:  Johnny Guitar -- With Sterling Hayden (new color screen shot and replacement b/w film still).

1955:

Female on the Beach -- Cocktail hour (with press caption describing outfit); screen shot; and on the set with Jeff Chandler and Cliquot (bigger, better replacement);

Queen Bee -- Film stills: With Lucy Marlow; and with Barry Sullivan and John Ireland.

1956:  Autumn Leaves -- Publicity with Cliff Robertson.

1958:  On the set of GE Theater's Strange Witness.

 

ENCYCLOPEDIA: M -- Added new links and photo to the entry for director David Miller, including a link to a 1982 interview with an overview of his career and specific mentions of his Joan-directed films, Sudden Fear and Esther Costello.

 

 

 

 

 


 

4/02/18

 

FILMS:  Ad for the NYC opening of Torch Song.

 

1952 PHOTOS: Sudden Fear -- With Bruce Bennett; with Jack Palance and Gloria Grahame; solo one, two, and three.

 

1953 PHOTOS:  Torch Song --  On the set with Gig Young and Cliquot (with press caption); practicing with dancers on the set (with press caption); color screen shot with big stand-up of herself; and at the premiere with Johnny G. director Nicholas Ray.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

3/31/18

 

PHOTOS:

1949:  Publicity by Bert Six, one and two (with knitting).

1950:

The Damned Don't Cry -- A film still with Steve Cochran.

Harriet Craig -- Bigger, better replacement film stills, with K. T. Stevens and with Viola Roche.

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

1952:  Sudden Fear -- With Jack Palance: one, two, three, and four.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

3/29/18

 

PHOTOS:

1941:  When Ladies Meet film still with Greer Garson.

1942:  

With Philip Dorn in Reunion in France -- publicity, and a film still.

Color publicity at home with the photogenic Pupchen (bigger, better addition to page).

1944:  A film still from Hollywood Canteen with Dane Clark (bigger, better replacement).

1946:  On the set of Humoresque with Christina and Christopher.

1947:  

Possessed film still with Geraldine Brooks.

Daisy Kenyon screen shot.

 

 

 

 


 

3/27/18

 

COLLECTIBLES: Tobacco

1936 German tobacco cards (front and back) from "Passion" and "Sultan" brands.

 

PHOTOS:

1935:  MGM publicity.

1936:  The Gorgeous Hussy film stills with Melvyn Douglas and with Robert Taylor.

1937:  The Last of Mrs. Cheyney film still with Robert Montgomery and William Powell.

1938:  Mannequin publicity with Spencer Tracy (bigger, better replacement).

1939:

Ice Follies publicity by Clarence Sinclair Bull.

The Women publicity with Norma Shearer and Rosalind Russell by Laszlo Willinger (bigger, better replacement).

1940:  Publicity with newly adopted Christina.

 

 

 

 


 

3/25/18

 

PHOTOS:

1929:  "Greetings from Hollywood" photo postcard shot by Ruth Harriet Louise.

1930:  Publicity shots -- By Hurrell, and by Cecil Beaton.

1931:  

A Laughing Sinners film still with Neil Hamilton.

Publicity by Clarence Sinclair Bull, one (with Scottie dog) and two.

1932:  A super-close-up Letty Lynton publicity photo by Hurrell.

 

 

 

 

 


 

3/23/18

Happy Birthday, Joan!

The best present, perhaps: TCM is showing your movies all day!

6:00am -- This Modern Age ('31)
7:15am --
I Live My Life ('35)
9:00am --
A Woman's Face ('41)
11:00am --
Flamingo Road ('49)
12:45pm --
This Woman Is Dangerous ('52)
2:30pm --
Torch Song ('53)
4:15pm --
Queen Bee ('55)
6:00pm --
Autumn Leaves ('56)

We Remember.

 


 

3/20/18

 

PHOTOS:

1926:

Publicity for Paris (includes press caption).

Publicity with shoe designer Ferragamo.

1928:  Four Walls -- Bigger, better replacements one (with Louis Natheaux), two (with John Gilbert), and three (with Gilbert).

1930:  Montana Moon -- Film stills: With Johnny Mack Brown, and with Ricardo Cortez and gang.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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