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Celebrating 16 Years of BOE: 2004  2020

 

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(Archive: 2013 to 2020)

 

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(October 2020 on)


I've been using Facebook as the message board for this website for the past 7 years or so. Just recently, though, Facebook has gone nuts: Every other day or so for the past few weeks, I've been getting messages that one photo or another has been banned for "copyright violations." (Really? There are literally thousands of fan sites on Facebook that post thousands of classic star photos.) And after each photo was banned, I was banned from Facebook for days. Enough already with the ridiculousness. Please visit the above link for a new Joan message board where fans can interact.

 


 

  LATEST SITE UPDATES

[in last month]

 

11/24/20

 

PHOTOS:

1963:  

On the set of The Caretakers with jujitsu instructor Bruce Tegner.

Columbia publicity.

1964:  A wardrobe test for Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte.

 

LETTERS:

1967:  Thanks to a fan couple for making her "feel good inside." With Pepsi phone number.

1968:  To a friend re the friend's illness and with holiday greetings.

1969:  Extremely apologetic/explanatory 2-page letter to a British friend re not seeing him.

 

FILMS:  A French poster for I Saw What You Did.

 

REMINDER: Lots o' Joan on TCM Wednesday, November 25 (US Eastern time)!

Above Suspicion  11:15am
Today, We Live  1:00pm
The Bride Wore Red  3:00pm
The Damned Don't Cry  4:45pm
Torch Song  6:30pm

 

 


11/22/20

 

PHOTOS:

1953:  Party candids one (with Joel McCrea), two (with Olivia de Havilland), three (with Mike O'Shea and his mother), and four.

1954:

On the set of Johnny Guitar with Christopher.

Party candids with JG director Nick Ray, and with Marlene Dietrich.

 

 

 

 

 

 


11/20/20

 

PHOTOS:

1941:  Publicity by Eric Carpenter.

1946:

On the set of Humoresque with pianist Jose Iturbi.

Candid at Romanoff's with boyfriend Greg Bautzer.

1951:  A film still from Goodbye, My Fancy.

1953:  A candid playing tennis at home (shot by Len Weissman), and a candid at the Redbook Awards with writer Mel Dinelli.

 

FILMS:  A US trade ad for Mildred Pierce ("Ooh!! papa...Look what she did!!").

 

 

 

 


11/18/20

 

PHOTOS:

1933:  Publicity by Hurrell.

1934:  Publicity shot.

1936:

The Gorgeous Hussy -- A film still with Robert Taylor.

Publicity for Love on the Run.

1938:  Mannequin -- Publicity with Spencer Tracy.

1940:  Susan and God -- A film still with Bruce Cabot and Rose Hobart.

 

FILMS:  Susan and God  -- Two new US posters, and six new lobby cards.

 

 

 

 


11/16/20

 

PHOTOS:

1930:  Publicity shot by Hurrell.

1931:  A film still from Possessed with Clark Gable.

1932:  

Letty Lynton publicity by Hurrell, one and two.

In London with husband Doug Fairbanks, Jr.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


11/15/20

 

MAGAZINES:

Covers for a 1931 Loew's Weekly, a 1932 Film Weekly, and a 1935 Family Circle.

 

PHOTOS:

1926:  MGM athletic publicity (includes press caption).

1927:  MGM publicity with an aviator's worn-out boots.

1928:  Publicity for Rose-Marie shot by Ruth Harriet Louise.

 

 

 

 

 


11/12/20

 

FILMS:

Pretty Ladies -- A standee outside a Durham, North Carolina, movie theater.

Sally, Irene, and Mary -- A NYC newspaper ad.

The Taxi Dancer -- A US movie poster.

 

PHOTOS:

1925:  Sally, Irene, and Mary -- New film stills, one and two; and a bigger, better replacement still.

 

 

 

 

 


11/08/20

 

PHOTOS:

1963:  At the NYC premiere of 8-1/2 with Marcello Mastroianni.

1965:  Candids, one and two.

1968:  A film still from Berserk with Judy Geeson.

 

LETTERS:

1953:  Partially handwritten to columnist Jimmy Starr re a "fued."

1960:  To friend "Anita" (perhaps actress Anita Louise, in reference to the death of her husband, producer Buddy Adler).

 

 

 

 

 


11/06/20

 

PHOTOS:

1953:  

Candids with the kids shot by Len Weissman (see also the 11/04 entry below for more Weissman): one, two, three, four, five, and six.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


11/04/20

 

PHOTOS:

1950:  Candid at home with Christopher, Cliquot, and neighbor dog/kids.

1953:

On a frog hunt at home with kids, one and two.

At a cookout with Christopher.

Candid at the 1-year anniversary of goddaughter Joan Evans' wedding to Kirby Weatherly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


10/31/20

 

PHOTOS:

1939:  Publicity by Laszlo Willinger, one and two.

1940:  A Strange Cargo film still with Clark Gable.

1941:  A When Ladies Meet film still with Herbert Marshall (includes press caption) .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 TV SCHEDULE: Lots of Joan on TCM in November!

Sun Nov 1: Mildred Pierce  11:30am
Mon Nov 9: The Circle  12:00am
Fri Nov 13: Berserk  11:00pm
Mon Nov 16: Across to Singapore 12:00am
Fri Nov 20: The Last of Mrs Cheyney  4:30pm
Tues Nov 24: Goodbye, My Fancy  12:30pm
Wed Nov 25:
Above Suspicion  11:15am
Today, We Live  1:00pm
The Bride Wore Red  3:00pm
The Damned Don't Cry  4:45pm
Torch Song  6:30pm

 

 


10/29/20

 

PHOTOS:

1931:  A film still from Possessed with Clark Gable.

1934:

Sadie McKee -- A screen shot, and a small film still.

Forsaking All Others -- A film still with Gable.

1936:  Love on the Run -- On the set with Gable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


10/26/20

 

PHOTOS:  1930 publicity by Hurrell.

 

LETTERS:  A 1931 Christmas Eve telegram to MGM cameraman Billy Grimes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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