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Celebrating 14 Years of BOE: 2004  2018

 

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1/19/18

 

FILMS:  A Sudden Fear costume sketch by Sheila O'Brien, and German program covers (front and back) for Johnny Guitar (Wenn Frauen Hassen).

 

PHOTOS:

1952:  At Romanoff's with Mona Freeman and Mel Dinelli.

1953:  Relaxing on the set of Torch Song with Cliquot (includes press caption).

1954:  On the set of Johnny Guitar with twins Cathy and Cindy.

1955:  

Queen Bee publicity by Bob Coburn.

Color "jeans" publicity for Columbia; playing tennis at home; and with husband Al Steele at an Actors' Studio benefit.

 

 

 

 

 


 

1/17/18

 

PHOTOS:

1950:  On the set of Harriet Craig with Mel Ferrer (includes press caption); and color publicity with kids, from unknown magazine.

1951:  Publicity by Paul Hesse.

1952:  A screen shot from Sudden Fear.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

1/15/18

 

PHOTOS:

1945:  A candid at home.

1946:  On the day of her divorce from Phil Terry; and color Easter bonnet publicity from unknown magazine.

1948:  At Ciro's with lawyer/boyfriend Greg Bautzer.

1949:  On the set of Flamingo Road with Cliquot; and a candid playing football with Christina (how will this turn out??).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

1/13/18

 

LOBBY CARDS:  New ones for The Women and Above Suspicion.

 

PHOTOS:

1941:  A Woman's Face -- With Conrad Veidt, and with Richard Nichols.

1942:  

Columbia publicity at home with (albeit expensive) knick-knacks.

Reunion in France -- Publicity with John Wayne and Philip Dorn.

1943:  Above Suspicion -- A film still with Fred MacMurray.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

1/12/18

 

PHOTOS:

1933:  A film still from Today We Live with Gary Cooper; and a film still from Dancing Lady.

1934:  Forsaking All Others -- A publicity shot and a film still with Clark Gable.

1935:  Publicity for No More Ladies with Robert Montgomery and Franchot Tone.

1939:  On the set of Ice Follies with Cesar Romero.

1940:  A bigger, better replacement for a Strange Cargo film still with Ian Hunter and Clark Gable (plus new press caption).

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

1/10/18

 

1932 PHOTOS:

Rain -- A film still with The Boys, and a wax figure of Joan as Sadie Thompson displayed in Hollywood in '32.

Publicity:  By Clarence Sinclair Bull -- one, two, and three.

A candid in her new Cadillac Fleetwood.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

1/06/18

 

1931 PHOTOS:

Possessed -- A film still with Marjorie White.

Publicity: By Hurrell, one and two; and by unknown, one and two (with actor Monroe Owsley and tennis pro Harvey Snodgrass).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

1/05/18

 

1930 PHOTOS:

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

Paid -- A film still with John Miljan.

Publicity shots one, two, and three.

 

1931 PHOTOS:

Laughing Sinners -- Film stills one, two (with Neil Hamilton and Guy Kibbee), and three (with Kibbee).

Bigger, better replacement publicity shots at home with Doug Fairbanks, Jr., by Irving Lippmann: one, two, three, and four.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

1/03/18

 

FILMS:  A Japanese flyer for Our Dancing Daughters (last row, in color).

 

1928 PHOTOS:

Four Walls -- Film stills with John Gilbert, one and two.

Dream of Love -- Three small publicity photos.

 

1929 PHOTOS:

Publicity by Ruth Harriet Louise -- New; and bigger, better replacement pirate photos one, two, and three.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

1/01/18  Happy New Year!

 

PHOTOS:

1925:  MGM physical fitness publicity by Don Gillum.

1926:  Publicity for Tramp, Tramp, Tramp.

1928:  Bigger, better replacements for publicity by Ruth Harriet Louise: one and two.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

12/30/17

 

LETTERS:

 

1964:  To friend/masseur and wife with thanks for birthday wishes.

1968:  To a fan with thanks for chocolates, bear, and Berserk compliments.

1969:  September to a friend re the new Santa Monica Esplanade; and 2 pages in November to Comic-Con founder Shel Dorf: "I think the idea of a National Cartoon Center is just wonderful...I do hope that the Museum will one day become a reality." [Editor's note: The first official San Diego Comic-Con was held in August 1970, with a prototype in March of that year.]

1970:  A generic Christmas greeting to "Arnold and Mother Weissberger."

1974:  To a fan: "Thank you very much for enrolling me as a member of The Mass Association of the Norbertine Fathers..."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

12/28/17

 

LETTERS:

 

1964:  July to a fan with thanks for get-well card; August to a fan with thanks for article about the fan (!) and the invite; October to a fan re work plans and sorry she can't see his play.

1965:  To the October fan above and his mother with thanks for holiday greetings and thoughts on her autobiography.

1966:  Jan and Feb to the same fan with (a) thanks for book, and (b) sorry their letters crossed in mail. And a Christmas greeting to Debbie Reynolds and husband.

1967:  June to Comic-Con founder Shel Dorf; and October, very warm, to a friend, including personal LA phone number (added to the Phone Numbers of Joan Encyclopedia entry).

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

12/24/17

 

PHOTOS:

1968:  A film still from Berserk; and a candid at the wedding of daughter Cathy to Jerome LaLonde (includes press caption).

1969:  A still from TV's Night Gallery; and a candid with Lady Sassoon (Evelyn Barnes).

1970:  

Promoting the "Miss Venus" pageant with Dino de Laurentiis and contestants (includes press caption).
A still from The Tim Conway Comedy Hour; and a bigger, better replacement still from TV's The Virginian (includes new press caption).

 

 

 

 

 


 

12/22/17

 

PHOTOS:

1960:  Color candid on 46th St. in NYC.

1962:  Backstage at the Oscars.

1964:  A screen shot from Strait-Jacket.

1965:  At the Oscars with Cesar Romero.

 

LETTERS:

1961:

January:  To a friend: "You're a livin' doll..."

June:  To a friend re the delay of Portrait of Joan, and not doing Toys in the Attic.

July:  To a friend re summer plans with twins.

October:  On not giving up films just yet.

 

1963:

March:  To a fan with thanks for the "Salpiglossis seeds and the 'Rye' label for liquor." (!)

April:  To George Burns re supporting her "Stars for Mental Health" campaign.

December:  To a club-owner with regrets for not being able to visit.

 

 

 

 

 


 

12/19/17

 

FILMS:  Added title screen shots for The Best of Everything.

 

PHOTOS:

1959:

A film still from The Best of Everything.

On the set of GE Theater's "And One Was Loyal."

1960:  Receiving a "Golden Hat Award" from the Millinery Institute of America.

 

LETTERS:

1957:  To fans: one (re holiday in Switzerland), two (re films and no fan club), and three (re Pepsi travels).

1959:  To columnist Irv Kupcinet (re just being appointed to the Pepsi board): "You know I will really get in there and pitch..."

 

 

 

 

 

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February 21, 2017: 1945's Mildred Pierce on Criterion Blu-ray.

 

 

 

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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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