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Celebrating 14 Years of BOE: 2004  2018

 

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 LATEST SITE UPDATES

[in last month]

 


 

9/20/18

 

PHOTOS:

 

1950:  Candids -- Combing hair at home, and being interviewed at Breakthrough premiere (includes press caption).

1953:  Torch Song -- Publicity with Gig Young (includes press caption).

1954:  Johnny Guitar --  Bigger, better replacements: On the set, and a film still with Sterling Hayden.

1955:  With new husband Al Steele -- Cake for honeymooners on the SS United States before sailing for Europe (includes press caption), and at a press conference in Rome (includes press caption).

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

9/18/18

 

PHOTOS:

 

1946:  Divorcing Phillip Terry (includes press caption detailing the mean man's "harassment"!).

1947:  

Possessed -- Candid on the set, and a publicity shot with Van Heflin.

Publicity arriving at Ciro's.

1949:  Warners publicity by Bert Six, one and two.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

9/15/18

 

PHOTOS:

 

1943:  Above Suspicion -- On the set with husband Phillip Terry, and a film still with press caption.

1944:  On the Warners lot, shot by Bert Longworth.

1945:  With a March of Dimes poster featuring FDR.

1946:  At home with her new Oscar (bigger, better replacement), and a super-closeup of a publicity shot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

9/14/18

 

PHOTOS:

 

1941:  

Ten new screen shots from  A Woman's Face:  one, two, three, four (three shots on ski-lift), five, six, seven, and eight (added to page with five other screen shots from the same scene).

When Ladies Meet -- Publicity with Greer Garson.

1942:  They All Kissed the Bride -- A film still with Melvyn Douglas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

9/12/18

 

FILMS:  A Woman's Face -- Two new movie-info links, a title screen shot, a US movie poster, and a US lobby card.

 

PHOTOS:

1938:  Publicity (closeup on already existing page).

1941:  

A Woman's Face screen shots: One (added to page with three other screen shots) and two (three new shots in Osa Massen's apartment).

Publicity by Hurrell.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

9/11/18

 

PHOTOS:

 

1936:

The Gorgeous Hussy -- Publicity by Hurrell (bigger, better replacement).

Love on the Run -- A super-closeup of a publicity shot by Hurrell.

At home with dachshunds (bigger, better replacement).

1937:  Color publicity.

1938:  Publicity by Laszlo Willinger.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

9/08/18

 

FILMS:  

Sadie McKee -- A 2017 DVD cover, and a Liberty magazine ad for the story "Pretty Sadie McKee," upon which the movie was based.

I Live My Life -- Two movie-info links, and a 1935 Variety review.

 

PHOTOS:

1933:  Publicity by Hurrell (bigger, better replacement). And a candid with Franchot Tone and Walter P. Chrysler, Jr. (includes press caption).

1935:

On the set of I Live My Life with Fred Keating.

Publicity in color and in black-and-white by Ray Jones.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

9/06/18

 

FILMS:

Our Modern Maidens -- Two new movie-info links, and a lobby card.

Our Blushing Brides -- Two new movie-info links, a Danish novelization cover, and a lobby card.

This Modern Age --  A Uruguayan herald and a Danish novelization cover.

 

PHOTOS:

1930:  Publicity by Hurrell

1932:  A super-closeup of a Hurrell publicity shot for Letty Lynton.

1934:  Publicity for Sadie McKee by Hurrell, one and two.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

9/05/18

 

FILMS: Dream of Love -- Added three new movie-info links and a lobby card ("His dreams of power turned into disaster by red revolution").

 

PHOTOS:

1926:  MGM fashion publicity.

1928:  8 screen shots from West Point: One (two photos), two, three (with William Haines), four (two with Haines), and five (two photos).

1929:  A film still from Our Modern Maidens with Rod LaRocque.

 

 

 

 

 


 

9/03/18

 

PHOTOS:

 

1927: 15 screen shots from Spring Fever:

One (two photos), two (three photos), three (two with William Haines), four (two with Haines), five (with Haines), six (three photos), and seven (two photos).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Friday, August 31, is Joan's day!

TCM's "Summer Under the Stars"

 

 

 


 

8/30/18

 

FILMS:

Old Clothes -- A French movie poster, a 1925 review from unknown newspaper, and 3 new links to movie info.

Sally, Irene, and Mary -- A 1925 review from Variety, plus 3 new links to movie info.

Tramp, Tramp, Tramp -- A US movie poster, plus 3 new links to movie info.

 

PHOTOS:

1927:  Spring Fever -- A film still with William Haines. And screen shots one (two photos) and  two.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

8/28/18

 

LETTERS:

1935 to a fan re No More Ladies and If You Love Me (I Live My Life).

1955 to a fan re holidays and Female on the Beach.

1972 to a fan, enclosing a monogrammed handkerchief for her annual bowling banquet.

 

PHOTOS:

1964:  Bigger, better replacements one and two with director William Castle, signing her contract for I Saw What You Did.

1965:  Checking stock numbers for the newly formed "PepsiCo."

1966:  With Sir Billy Butlin and Prime Minister Harold Wilson and wife Mary.

1971:  A small color photo in LA promoting Pepsi.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

8/26/18

 

FILMS:  Strait-Jacket is now out on Blu-ray (release date: 8/21). A sampling of reviews:  whysoblu.htm / screenanarchy.com / horrortalk.com / avnirvana.com. And you can e-mail dailydead.com by August 28 for a chance to win a free copy.

 

PHOTOS:

1958:  Joan and Al at home in their new Fifth Avenue apartment (bigger, better addition to page and new press caption).

1959:  On the set of The Best of Everything with Stephen Boyd.

1964:

Strait-Jacket screen shots -- one (with ax and lovers), two (with Diane Baker at fence), three (with Salamunich sculpture), four (another with sculpture), five (in car with Baker), and six (with George Kennedy).

A film still from Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte.

 

 

 

 

 


 

8/24/18

 

MAGAZINES:  Life -- An original page from the June 1947 article "The Second Rise of Joan Crawford" added to a transcript page; and a bigger, better replacement photo for the 1981 cover with head: "Mania for Marilyn. And Joan. And Lana. And Shirley."

 

PHOTOS:

1947:  Unretouched publicity with freckles from Life magazine.

1950:  On the set of Harriet Craig with director Vincent Sherman.

1953:  

On the set of Torch Song with producer Henry Berman (includes press caption), and with a Japanese reporter.

At an awards dinner with Paramount head Frank Freeman and wife.

1955:  At NYC's Grand Central Station with husband Al Steele and kids (includes press caption).

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

8/22/18

 

PHOTOS:

 

1938:  The Shining Hour -- Publicity with Melvyn Douglas.

1940:  Strange Cargo -- A film still.

1942:

They All Kissed the Bride -- Film stills with Douglas Wood and with Melvyn Douglas.

Reunion in France -- A film still.

1943:  

A small still from Above Suspicion.

Publicity at home doing housework because "her maid is on vacation": one, two, three, and four. (Photos one and three include press captions. All shot by Bert Six.)

 

 

 

 

 


 

8/20/18

 

FILMS:  A window card for Sadie McKee.

 

PHOTOS:

 

1932:  

Grand Hotel -- A film still with Wallace Beery; and a bigger, better replacement with Beery and Lionel Barrymore.

Publicity by Clarence Sinclair Bull.

1933:  With director Robert Z. Leonard and a starlet who'd won a contest to appear in Dancing Lady (includes press caption).

1935:  Publicity for I Live My Life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 


 

BFI Southbank

August 1 through October 9

 

From August 1 through October 9, BFI Southbank will host Fierce: The Untameable Joan Crawford, a retrospective of 20 Joan films. August 4 will feature "a special event – An Afternoon with Joan Crawford – which will explore the many faces of one of Hollywood’s biggest stars through a series of illustrated talks. We’ll look at her origins as the original ‘it girl’ and flapper superstar, to the much-parodied larger-than-life figure that has permeated films, TV series and books."

 

 

 


 

LATEST AND UPCOMING RELEASES

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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

 

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