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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 - 2017 by Stephanie Jones

 

 

 Celebrating 13 Years of BOE: 2004  2017

 

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 LATEST SITE UPDATES

[in last month]

 


 

3/25/17

 

FILMS:  Rain -- Two lobby cards for 1939 U.S. re-release of the film.

 

MAGAZINES:  

New covers for Greece's Panathinaia (1933) and Diavase (1936), Germany's Die Junge Dame (1937), the UK's Film Star Weekly (1933), and the US's Movie Mirror (1937).

 

PHOTOS:

1932:

Rain -- A film still with Walter Huston. Plus bigger, better replacement publicity shots by John Miehle: one, two (autographed), and three.

Publicity by unknown.

1933:  Publicity for Dancing Lady by Hurrell.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

March 23

 

Happy Birthday, Lucille!

 

We Remember.

 

 

 


 

3/22/17

 

PHOTOS:

1927:  MGM publicity with the worn-out boots of a crashed aviator (includes press blurb with explanation).

1928:  Publicity for Tide of Empire shot by Ruth Harriet Louise.

1930:  A film still from Montana Moon with Johnny Mack Brown.

1931:  

Publicity for Dance, Fools, Dance.

A film still from This Modern Age with Monroe Owsley.

 

               

 

 

 


 

3/21/17

 

ADS:  A 1930 French ad for Lorraine hair nets.

 

MAGAZINES:  

Hollywood (August 1935): Article by Jerry Asher: "What Is Joan Crawford Really Like?" (Hint: She "is so in tune with all living.")

The New Yorker (March 20, 2017): "Feud: A Bittersweet Beauty." Essay on the FX TV series.

 

1931 PHOTOS:  A film still from This Modern Age.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

3/18/17

 

PHOTOS:

1928:  Law of the Range -- Film stills with Tim McCoy, and with McCoy and Rex Lease.

1930:  Great Day! -- Film stills from this never-released film, one and two (with Eddie Nugent).

Visit this site's Great Day page to find out what happened to this film: A 2002 essay by Sandy McLendon, and a newly added excerpt from Alexander Walker's 1983 bio The Ultimate Star.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

3/16/17

 

PHOTOS:

1961:  Candid at a Pepsi event, shot by Dwight Romero.

1962:  What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? Screen shots: with Maidie Norman and a cry for help!

1964:  Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte -- Candid on the set with mirror and Pepsi (what else does a gal need?).

1971:  A fan candid from a My Way of Life book signing at Marshall Fields.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

3/13/17

 

PHOTOS:

1951:  Publicity by Ernest Bachrach, one and two.

1953:  Torch Song -- A new wardrobe test; and bigger, better replacements with new press blurbs, one and two.

1959:  A color Polaroid shot by a fan, with autograph on back.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

3/11/17

 

PHOTOS:

1949:  On the set of the Screen Guild Theater's radio program Dark Victory: solo, and with Robert Young.

1950:  Harriet Craig -- A film still by Thomas (with press blurb), and a publicity shot by Robert Coburn.

1952:  Sudden Fear -- On the set with director David Miller and columnist Jimmy Starr.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

3/09/17

 

PHOTOS:

1945:  Mildred Pierce -- On the set with director Curtiz and a French Underground publisher; and screen shots one (with Ann Blyth and Bruce Bennett), two, and three (with Jack Carson).

1946:  A color cover from the Chicago Sunday Tribune.

1948:  At Ciro's with boyfriend Greg Bautzer.

 

TELEVISION:  Added 4 new photos to the Feud page, including a promo kiosk in New York City.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

3/08/17

 

PHOTOS:

1936:

Publicity from The Gorgeous Hussy by Hurrell (including press blurb).

Bigger, better replacements for Love on the Run publicity by Hurrell: one (with Clark Gable) and two.

1939:  The Women -- A magazine photo of Joan's new "Baby Bob."

1941:  Publicity.

1942:  A film still from Reunion in France with John Wayne.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

3/05/17

Premiere tonight!

 

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To go along with the recent new Feud and Jessica Lange entries to this site's Encyclopedia, also added a separate page for 21 Feud promo photos featuring Lange and Sarandon, which include an excerpt from an interview with Lange on researching Joan, plus shots of Lange at the 3/1 LA Feud premiere.

 

 


 

3/03/17

 

PHOTOS:

1933:  A film still from Today We Live with Gary Cooper.

1934:

A film still from Sadie McKee.

Publicity for Forsaking All Others by Hurrell.

General publicity by Hurrell: One very big new one; and one bigger, better replacement.

1935:

Publicity for No More Ladies with Robert Montgomery, by Hurrell (includes press blurb).

I Live My Life -- Publicity with Brian Aherne by Hurrell, and a film still.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

3/02/17

 

PHOTOS:

1930:  Publicity for Our Blushing Brides.

1931:

Publicity for Dance, Fools, Dance by Clarence Sinclair Bull.

Publicity by Hurrell.

1932:

A much bigger, better replacement for Letty Lynton publicity by Hurrell.

A film still from Rain with Matt Moore.

A much bigger, better replacement publicity shot by Hurrell.

1933:  Publicity by Clarence Sinclair Bull.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

3/01/17

 

FILMS:  Hollywood Revue of 1929 -- Three lobby cards; sheet music; an ad from Hollywood Filmograph (row 3); a U.S. herald centerfold (row 5); and a separate page for the premiere Grauman's program, including a complete listing of the film's performances.

 

PHOTOS:

1927:  Publicity by Ruth Harriet Louise.

1928:  Our Dancing Daughters -- A title screen shot.

1929:  Hollywood Revue of 1929 -- At the Grauman's premiere; and a title screen shot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

2/24/17

 

FILMS:

Paris (1926) -- A newspaper ad from Milwaukee, Wisconsin's Modjeska Theater.

Winners of the Wilderness (1927) -- A U.S. movie poster.

Across to Singapore (1928) -- A movie poster (unknown English-speaking country), plus a link to complete title cards.

 

Also added links to complete title cards from Intertitle-o-rama for the following silent films: The Boob, The Circle, Lady of the Night, Our Dancing Daughters, Our Modern MaidensSpring Fever, Tramp Tramp Tramp, The Unknown, and West Point.

 

1927 PHOTOS:

Winners of the Wilderness -- Publicity with Cherokee Indians appearing in the film; and two film stills with Tim McCoy.

The Understanding Heart -- Publicity with Francis X. Bushman, Jr., and Rockcliffe Fellowes (including press blurb).

 

 

 

 

JOAN CRAWFORD EVENTS

 

If your city, group, or self is presenting a Joan Crawford-related event in the
coming weeks or months, please
e-mail me so I can post the info below.

 


 

Sunday, March 5, 2017 (10/9C)

Ryan Murphy's 8-part series Feud debuts on FX

 

Starring Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange as Bette and Joan

during the making of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

 

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Watch the next 7 episodes Sundays:

March 12, March 19, March 26, April 2, April 9, April 16, April 23

 

Wikipedia entry.  IMDb page.

UK Daily Mail (photos/article from TV Critics Assoc. January 2017 press tour)

 


 

LATEST AND UPCOMING RELEASES

 Let me know if you have updates to add here.

 

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

 

 

 

 December 13, 2016: 1952's Sudden Fear on Blu-ray.

 

 

 

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

 

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