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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 - 2020 by Stephanie Jones 

 

 

Celebrating 16 Years of BOE: 2004  2020

 

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 LATEST SITE UPDATES

[in last month]

 

7/05/20

 

ENCYCLOPEDIA: C --- Added new entry, photo, and links for Rachel Crothers, playwright of "Susan and God" and "When Ladies Meet."

 

BOOKS RELATED TO JOAN MOVIES:

Added covers, info, and  links for Rachel Crothers' Susan and God and When Ladies Meet.

Added cover, info, and link for Kenyon Nicholson's Torch Song (basis for Laughing Sinners).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

7/04/20

 

FILMS:  A lobby card for Dance, Fools, Dance.  Also added more-complete Credits info for William Faulkner to the Today, We Live page.

 

BOOKS RELATED TO JOAN MOVIES:  Added a new entry for Today, We Live:  1932 Saturday Evening Post cover and pages for Faulkner's "Turn About" story, plus the cover of the 1934 story collection in which "Turnabout" [sic] later appeared. Also added Links to the full text of the story, Faulkner film contract into, and a present-day military/engineering take on the movie.

 

1933 PHOTOS:  Publicity by Clarence Sinclair Bull.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

6/30/20

 

FILMS:

1925:  Sally, Irene, and Mary -- Screen shot with opening photos/credits of Bennett/Crawford/O'Neil.

1928:  Four Walls -- A Swedish movie poster, and a US herald cover.

 

1928 PHOTOS:  A film still from Dream of Love with Nils Asther.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

6/24/20

 

PHOTOS:

1955:  On the set of Female on the Beach (includes press caption).

1959:  A still from Zane Grey Theatre's "Rebel Range."

1969:  A new press caption for photo of Joan with Gypsy Rose Lee and Pearl Bailey.

 

RECORDS:  Added photos of and info re Charles DeForest's 1973 album Charles DeForest Sings Joan Crawford & Eleanor Powell.

 

LETTERS:  1955 to Chaw Mank re Joan's favorite prayer (that she can't remember!).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

6/21/20

 

PHOTOS:

1950:  A film still from Harriet Craig.

1957:  Columbia publicity for The Story of Esther Costello:  one and two.

ART:

1930s caricature by MGM artist Bert Levy.

Late '90s/early '00s by Jay DePalma: one (pastel) and two (two graphite).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

6/17/20

 

PHOTOS:

1941:  A Woman's Face -- Folk-dance publicity photo (includes press caption).

1942:  They All Kissed the Bride -- A film still with Roland Young (includes press caption).

1949:  Publicity at home (with press caption re needlework).

 

FILMS:  1925's silent film Sally, Irene, and Mary can now be viewed online. (Thanks to Tom for the link.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

6/14/20

 

PHOTOS:

1931:  Publicity by Hurrell.

1938:  The Shining Hour --- Film stills with Robert Young (by Frank Tanner; includes press caption), and with Margaret Sullavan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

6/09/20

 

PHOTOS:

1930:  Publicity by Hurrell (the first year of their collaboration).

1931:  Publicity by Hurrell (includes press caption describing outfit).

1933:  Publicity at home by Clarence Sinclair Bull.

 

TV SCHEDULE:  10 Joan films showing on TCM from now through August 31.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

6/07/20

 

PHOTOS:

1955:  Queen Bee --- A film still with John Ireland by Gene Kornmann (includes press caption).

1964:  A film still from Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte with Joseph Cotten. (Thanks to Tom.)

 

COLLECTIBLES: CONTEMPORARY -- Pages and text from the 1983 Tom Tierney Joan Crawford paper-doll collection.

 

MAGAZINES:  A 1997 cover of Communication Arts Design Annual, with Joan one of nine featured images. (Thanks to Gustavo.)

 

LETTERS:

1953 --- To a journalist RE her toe, Academy Awards, and upcoming movie.

1969 --- To a friend RE her ankle, photo, and holidays.

1971 --- To a friend RE the recent LA earthquake.

1973 --- To a friend RE retirement and neck pains.

 

 


 

6/05/20

 

PHOTOS:

1950:  Publicity at home with book collection.

1955:  Three small candids with Christina at Los Angeles Ice Follies.

1963:  A  film still from The Caretakers with Polly Bergen (bigger, better replacement).

 

FILMS:  The Caretakers -- Two United Artists drawings promoting the film.

 

 

 

 

 

 

JOAN CRAWFORD EVENTS

 

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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