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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

 

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5/25/20

 

PHOTOS:

1949:  Color snapshot at home by pool.

1954:  Candid at the Cocoanut Grove with Jack Hayes (includes press caption).

1955:  Publicity for Queen Bee shot by Bob Coburn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





5/24/20

 

FILMS:  Thanks to BOE reader Chris Leonard for his movie review of 1950's Harriet Craig. (If you have your own review of any Joan film, please send it in!)

 

PHOTOS:  

1941:  Knitting on the set of When Ladies Meet.

1949:  At a gift shop in Beverly HIlls (includes press caption).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

5/21/20

 

PHOTOS:

1940:  Strange Cargo --- A small candid on the set.

1941:  When Ladies Meet --- Candid with director Robert Z. Leonard on the set (includes press caption).

1945:  Candid with husband Phil Terry at a Beverly Wilshire hat show (includes press caption).

1947:  Candid at Ciro's with Peter Shaw (includes press caption).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



5/19/20

 

PHOTOS:

1926:  A film still from Paris.

1930:  Publicity by Hurrell, from the first year of their collaboration.

1934:  With Mady Christians on the set of Chained (better replacement and new press blurb).

 

MAGAZINES:  A 1934 cover from Brazil's Cinearte.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

5/12/20

 

PHOTOS:

1927:  MGM publicity.

1930:  Publicity by Hurrell (bigger replacement plus new press caption describing outfit).

1931:  Publicity for Dance, Fools, Dance.

 

BOOKS/JOAN MOVIES:

Paid -- Four new covers and three new links (one giving complete text) re several novelizations (1913, 1923, and 1930) of Bayard Veiller's 1912 play Within the Law.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

May 10, 1977

We Remember.

 

 

 

 



5/07/20

 

LETTERS (from Joan):

1953: To writer Frank Nugent and new wife. ("Hi!  Aw, gee, Jean -- How did you beat me to it?")

1964:  To columnist/TV host Irv Kupcinet and wife.

November 1965:  To George Cukor, one and two.

 

ENCYCLOPEDIA: P -- Updated the Phone Numbers of Joan entry to include the personal number she gave Cukor in the first 1965 letter above.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

5/05/20

 

PHOTOS:

1957:  A better replacement film still for The Story of Esther Costello (including new press caption).

1964:  Strait-Jacket -- A film still with Diane Baker.

1970:  On the set of NBC's The Virginian (bigger replacement plus new press caption).

1972:  At an Alixandre fur show (thanks to James-Paul).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

5/03/20

 

PHOTOS:

1956:  Showing off "working girl" wardrobe for Autumn Leaves (includes press caption).

1959:  Candid by Eve Arnold (at a 20th Century-Fox party with Richard Egan); and publicity for hi-fi/TV set.

 

RECORDS:  

Brazilian covers and label for Torch Song LP.

New front/back covers and label for Caliban 1980s Rain LP.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

5/01/20

 

PHOTOS:

1950:  

A film still from The Damned Don't Cry.

Publicity with The Twins.

1951:  At a premiere with Earl Blackwell, Christina, and Christopher.

1952:  Nightclub candids one and two.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





4/27/20

 

FILMS:  

Thanks again to reader Chris Leonard for his next Joan movie review, this time for 1943's Above Suspicion. (If you have your own review of any Joan film, please send it in!)

Flamingo Road -- A US trade ad.

 

ADS:  A 1949 ad for Deltah simulated pearls.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

4/25/20

 

booksjoanmovies.htm#understandingFILMS:  Thanks to Chris Leonard for his new reader review of 1934's Sadie McKee. (If you have your own review of any Joan film, please send it in!)

 

BOOKS/JOAN MOVIES:

Humoresque -- Added 4 photos and 2 links for Fannie Hurst's original 1919 book and 1946 movie tie-in edition. 

The Understanding Heart -- Added 4 photos and a link for Peter B. Kyne's 1926 novel that Joan's 1927 film was based on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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