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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

[in last month]

 


 

6/24/19

 

FILMS:  Untamed -- Four bigger, better replacement US lobby cards.

 

PHOTOS:

1927:  Spring Fever -- With William Haines: publicity shot (by Ruth Harriet Louise) and film still (bigger, better replacements).

1928:

Law of the Range -- A film still with Tim McCoy and Rex Lease.

Our Dancing Daughters -- A film still with Johnny Mack Brown.

Dream of Love -- Publicity.

1929:  Our Modern Maidens -- A film still with Doug Fairbanks, Jr. (includes press caption).

1930:  Our Blushing Brides -- A film still with Robert Montgomery.

 

 

 

 


 

6/22/19

 

FILMS:

 

1925:  A US poster for Sally, Irene, and Mary.

1926:  A US poster and TCM article link for The Boob.

1927:

A US lobby card for Winners of the Wildnerness.

Two US lobby cards for Twelve Miles Out.

A TCM article link for Spring Fever.

1928:  French and Swedish posters for Dream of Love.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

6/20/19

 

 

PHOTOS:

1964:  Film stills from Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte, one and two (thanks to Tom!).

1971:  Six small candids with Cesar Romero at the Golden Globes.

 

LETTERS:

1960:  To personal masseur Gunnar Ohberg and wife.

1960:  With thanks for watering her plants while she was gone.

1961: From Italy to longtime secretary Betty Barker with profuse thanks and apologies for "all the turmoil."

1962:  To journalist with news of Caretakers judo lessons and her "banged up finger."

1969:  Lengthy letter to director George Cukor re working in London (and the present group of "arty, disheveled, pretentious" starlets).

1974:  To a fan re St. Jude and My Way of Life.

 

 

 

 


 

6/18/19

 

1957 PHOTOS: The Story of Esther Costello

 

10 screen shots on pages one, two, three, four, five, and six (thanks to Vincent for all).

New film stills:  One (with Rossano Brazzi), two (with Brazzi and Heather Sears), and three (solo).

Bigger, better replacement stills:  One, two, three, four, five, and six.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

6/14/19

 

1956 PHOTOS:  Autumn Leaves

New:

Candid on the beach with Cliff Robertson (thanks to Vincent).

Film stills:  With Robertson, one and two; with Lorne Greene and purse; and solo.

Bigger, better replacements:

With Robertson, one and two; with Vera Miles; with Greene; with Greene and Miles; with Ruth Donnelly, one and two; and solo, one and two.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

6/13/19

 

1955 PHOTOS:  Queen Bee

New:

Iconic film still on stairs, and publicity with Barry Sullivan.

Bigger, better replacements:

Film stills on bed with Sullivan, one and two; publicity reclining on bed, black/white and color; with John Ireland -- publicity and stills one (with new press caption) and two (final car scene); and still with Lucy Marlow (with new press caption).

 

FILMS:  Queen Bee -- Eight bigger, better replacement US lobby cards.

 

 

 

UPCOMING US TCM FILM SCHEDULE (times Eastern):

JUNE

Tuesday, June 25: 6:30am -- Dancing Lady

JULY

Wednesday, July 24: 6:15pm -- This Woman Is Dangerous

Friday, July 26:

5:00 pm -- Ice Follies of 1939

8:00 pm -- The Women

AUGUST

Friday, August 2: 2:30pm -- Susan and God

Monday, August 5:

3:00pm -- The Shining Hour

6:00pm -- A Woman's Face

SEPTEMBER

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

Monday, Sept. 16: 4:45am -- The Unknown

 

 


 

6/11/19

 

1955 PHOTOS:  Queen Bee

On the set (new) -- Filming bracelet scene, with crew; conferring with director Ranald MacDougall; wielding shoe; with The Twins and Christopher, one and two.

On the set (bigger, better replacements) -- With jewels and Jean Louis, with co-star Bill Leslie and director MacDougall, and with MacDougall and dialogue director.

 

FILMS:  Queen Bee

A new TCM article link, 2013 DVD cover, and excerpt from dvdtalk.com (with link to full review).

Posters: A US one-sheet, three-sheet, insert, and two half-sheets. Plus bigger UK and French posters.

 

 

 

 

 


 

6/08/19

 

PHOTOS:

1952:  

On the set of This Woman Is Dangerous with Cliquot (includes press caption).

RKO publicity by Ernest Bachrach.

1954:  A screen shot from Johnny Guitar with Sterling Hayden.

 

FILMS:

This Woman Is Dangerous -- A US one-sheet, three-sheet, half-sheet, window card, and newspaper ad; a Belgian one-sheet; and an end title shot.

Sudden Fear -- A link and an RKO campaign book cover.

Johnny Guitar -- A link, an Italian poster, and a Japanese program.

 

 

 

 

 


 

6/06/19

 

PHOTOS:

1947:  

Screen shots from Possessed one, two, three, four, and five.

Publicity shot (bigger, better replacement).

1949:  Publicity by Bert Six (bigger, better replacement).

1950:  Candid on the set of Harriet Craig.

1951:  

A film still from Goodbye, My Fancy with Lurene Tuttle and Eve Arden.

Publicity by Bert Six one (new) and two (bigger, better replacement).

 

FILMS:  

Above Suspicion -- Three links, title shot, and end title shot.

Flamingo Road -- Link, 2017 DVD cover, US one-sheet, and US six-sheet.

 

 

 

 


 

6/04/19

 

PHOTOS:

1938:  Publicity shot.

1941:  With Yucca Salamunich and his completed Joan bust.

1944:  Publicity at home with dachshund. (Thanks to Vincent.)

1945:  A film still from Mildred Pierce with Jo Ann Marlowe and Ann Blyth.

 

FILMS:

Ice Follies of 1939 -- A new link and new color end title shot.

Strange Cargo -- A new title shot, new link, and a capsule review from MoriaReviews.com (with link to full review).

A Woman's Face -- A new link and new DVD info.

 

 

 

 


 

6/01/19

 

FILMS:  Possessed ('31) -- A new review by Michael Lia; and a capsule review from dvdtalk.com (with link to full review).

 

PHOTOS:

1930:  Montana Moon -- A film still with Ricardo Cortez.

1933:  Today We Live -- Bigger, better replacement for a publicity shot by Clarence Sinclair Bull.

1935:  No More Ladies -- Publicity shot with Robert Montgomery.

1938:  Publicity shot by Laszlo Willinger.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

5/31/19

 

PHOTOS:

1934:  Publicity for Chained by Hurrell.

1936:  Publicity for The Gorgeous Hussy.

 

FILMS:

Sadie McKee -- A link and a title shot.

Chained -- A link, a lobby, and two half-sheets.

The Gorgeous Hussy -- A link and an end title shot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

5/29/19

 

PHOTOS:

1927:  A publicity shot from The Unknown.

1928:  Publicity shot by Ruth Harriet Louise (includes press caption describing outfit).

 

FILMS:

Spring Fever -- A US herald cover.

Letty Lynton -- Two new links, a new US lobby card, and an ad from the Los Angeles Times.

Rain -- A new review by Michael (his 48th review for this site!).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

5/25/19

 

FILMS:  Thanks to Michael Lia for his new reviews of Our Dancing Daughters and Our Modern Maidens.

 

Michael's been a hugely meaningful contributor to this website since its inception in 2004. Since that time, he's contributed a whopping 47 reviews of Joan's movies (with two still in the queue!). Thank you so much, Michael. Your contributions both to this site and to Joan-lore are greatly appreciated.

 


 

5/23/19

 

ART:  

Three Joan caricatures by English cartoonist Gary Smith.

 

PHOTOS:

1965:  Hosting Hollywood Palace (bigger, better replacement).

1968:  Berserk -- A color film still (thanks to Vincent), and a color screen shot with Ty Hardin.

1969:  On the set of Night Gallery with Steven Spielberg--note the flip-flops! (Thanks again to Vincent!)

 

 

LETTERS:

1955:  To a fan re happiness and new movie plans.

1956:  To friends with thanks from Switzerland.

1959:  To a friend re new film and future plans.

1967:  To a fan re Merv Griffin Show appearance.

1975:  Two pages to fan re recent magazine interviews.

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

August 21, 2018: Strait-Jacket on Blu-ray

A sampling of reviews:  whysoblu.htm / screenanarchy.com / horrortalk.com / avnirvana.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