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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 - 2019 by Stephanie Jones 

 

 

Celebrating 15 Years of BOE: 2004  2019

 

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 LATEST SITE UPDATES

[in last month]

 


 

9/23/19

 

TIMELINE:  Ad for Joan's 1974 interview on the CBS Radio Network program "The American Movie."

 

LETTERS:

1955:  To a fan re his loss and her work on Female on the Beach.

1963:  To a friend with thanks for Christmas gift.

1968:  To an NY fan couple with thanks; and to a Phoenix fan couple with thanks for conversation on flight and hope to see ducks.

 

ART:  

1954 -- "Joan Crawford and John O'Hara," by Al Hirschfeld.

2013 -- Joan as Lucy Harbin, by LuxBlack (deviantart.com).

2017 -- Illustration from a photo by Eve Arnold, by Adam Osgood.

 

 

 

 

 


 

9/21/19

 

ENCYCLOPEDIA--B:

 

Harry Beaumont -- A new photo and info.

Polly Bergen -- A new photo.  

Curtis Bernhardt -- A new photo.

Don Blanding -- New links.

Blue Oyster Cult -- New info and a U.S. trade ad promoting their 1981 single "Joan Crawford (Has Risen from the Grave)."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

9/20/19

 

PHOTOS:

1964:  A screen shot from Strait-Jacket with Diane Baker and Leif Erickson.

1968:  Color screen shots from The Lucy Show: one, two, three, four, five, and six.

1972:  

Joan's last screen appearance, on ABC TV's The Sixth Sense ("Dear Joan: We're Going to Scare You to Death"):

A newspaper ad promoting the show.

Color screen shots: one, two, three, four, and five.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

9/18/19

 

PHOTOS:

1950:  Autographing Cliquot photos on the set of Harriet Craig (includes press caption).

1951:  Publicity for Goodbye, My Fancy with Robert Young.

1954:  At a film premiere with daughter Christina.

1955:  A small photo with Jayne Mansfield at an Actors Studio benefit.

1956:  A screen shot from Autumn Leaves.

 

UPCOMING US TCM FILM SCHEDULE (times Eastern):

SEPTEMBER

Tuesday, Sept. 24: 4:45am -- The Unknown

OCTOBER

Wednesday, Oct. 2: 7:15am -- Possessed ('31)

Tuesday, Oct. 8: 9:00am -- Strange Cargo

Sunday, Oct. 20: 8:00am -- Grand Hotel

Sunday, Oct. 27: 5:30pm -- What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

 

 

 


 

9/17/19

 

PHOTOS:

 

1936:  A Ross Verlag publicity postcard for Love on the Run.

1940:  Candid at Grand Central Station.

1941:  A film still from A Woman's Face with Melvyn Douglas.

1943:  A film still from Above Suspicion with Fred MacMurray.

1944:  A fan candid.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

9/10/19

 

FILMS:

Today We Live:  A 1933 review from the Hollywood Reporter.

I Live My Life:  Eight bigger, better replacement U.S. lobby cards.

 

PHOTOS:

1933:  A film still from Today We Live with Franchot Tone and Robert Young.

1935:  A film still from I Live My Life with Fred Keating.

1936:  Candid at home with dachshunds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

9/03/19

 

PHOTOS:

 

1928:  At her new Bristol Avenue home (includes press caption).

1929:  Publicity for Our Modern Maidens with Anita Page (bigger, better replacement autographed by Page).

1930:  A film still from Paid with Marie Prevost.

1931:  Film stills from Possessed, one and two (with Marjorie White).

1932:

Letty Lynton -- Publicity by Hurrell, and MGM solo publicity for Joan's Scottie dog "Wagless."

Rain -- A film still with William Gargan.

 

 

 

 


 

8/28/19

 

PHOTOS:

1962:  What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? -- A film still; and screen shots with Bette Davis, one and two.

1964:

A screen shot from Strait-Jacket.

A screen shot from Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte with Joseph Cotten.

A colorized publicity shot added to already existing page.

 

 FILMS:  An Italian poster for Strait-Jacket.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

8/26/19

 

FILMS:  Thanks to Chris for his new review of Queen Bee. (If you have your own Joan film review to share on this site, please send it in!)

 

PHOTOS:

 

1955:  Small newspaper clipping of Joan with new puppy Camille (ouch!).

1956:

Publicity for Autumn Leaves with Cliff Robertson.

An assistant biting a thread off Joan's dress at London's Dorchester Hotel (bigger, better replacement shot by Thurston Hopkins). 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

8/24/19

 

PHOTOS:

1939:  New Orleans salon ad for Joan's new "baby bob" do (added to page with Photoplay article featuring same pics).

1940:  Susan and God publicity by Eric Carpenter (includes a super-closeup).

1943:  A film still from Above Suspicion with Fred MacMurray and Basil Rathbone.

 

FILMS:  An Italian lobby card for The Women.

 

LETTERS:

To screenwriter and columnist Jimmy Starr in 1944 (handwritten with the mysterious: "Enclosed is the thing for the things...") and in 1948 (Christmas).

1951: To a fan with boilerplate text re "I have found that one's life is enriched by the loyalty and sincerity of friends..." -- see the letters right before and after this one for the same.

 

 

 

 

 


 

8/22/19

 

PHOTOS:

1933:  A film still from Dancing Lady.

1934:

Publicity for Chained with Clark Gable.

Publicity by Hurrell.

1935:  A film still from No More Ladies with Edna May Oliver (includes press caption).

 

FILMS:

Letty Lynton:  A Belgian poster, and a Spanish novelization cover.

Dancing Lady:  A US window card.

Sadie McKee:  A Spanish novelization cover.

 

BOOKS:  Title page from the 1934 Houghton Mifflin novel The Gorgeous Hussy (plus bigger Grosset & Dunlap novelization cover).

 

 

 

 

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.

 


 

 

 


 

LATEST AND UPCOMING RELEASES

 Let me know if you have updates to add here.

 

 

December 11, 2018: Female on the Beach on Blu-ray

For more info and to order:  bluray.com / Amazon

 

 

 

 

September 25, 2018:

Psycho Biddy Double Feature: Strait-Jacket and Berserk on Blu-ray

bluray.com / Amazon.com / brokehorrorfan.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