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Celebrating 13 Years of BOE: 2004  2017

 

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5/24/17

 

PHOTOS:

1926:  A bigger, better replacement for a film still from Paris.

1928:  

Four Walls -- A film still with John Gilbert.

Our Dancing Daughters -- A film still with Johnny Mack Brown, a publicity shot (with press blurb describing outfit), and birthday on the set with cast members.

Publicity shots by Ruth Harriet Louise: one and two.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

5/22/17

 

PHOTOS:

1926:  Autographed publicity by Fred Hartsook.

1927:  

Winners of the Wilderness -- A film still with Tim McCoy and Edward Connelly.

The Understanding Heart -- A film still with Rockliffe Fellowes and Francis X. Bushman, Jr. (can there be any more chaos in this picture?!).

Spring Fever -- Film stills smooching with William Haines, one and two (includes press blurb).

Publicity for next year's West Point shot by Clarence Sinclair Bull (includes press blurb describing military outfit).

 

 

 

 

 


 

5/20/17

 

1925 PHOTOS:

Pretty Ladies:  A small (rare) film still with Gwen Lee.

Publicity by Clarence Sinclair Bull.

 

LETTERS:

1952:  To a fan with thanks for candid he shot at Mocambo.

1954:  To a friend re Garland in A Star Is Born and Joan's own upcoming Female on the Beach.

1956:  To publicist/friend Dore Freeman re her Swiss Christmas trip with family.

1962:  To friend/New York socialite Frances Spingold, one and two.

1963:  To a fan couple with thanks for their enjoyment of Baby Jane.

 

 

 

 

 


 

5/18/17

 

PHOTOS:

1965:  At the Oscars with Rex Harrison, Audrey Hepburn, and George Cukor.

1968:

Berserk:  A film still; and candids on the set with Percy the Wonder Elephant one and two.

A candid.

1969:  A still from TV's Night Gallery with Barry Sullivan.

1970:  A candid on the set of Trog.

1971:  Placing her handprints at 80 St. Marks Place in NYC.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

5/17/17

 

PHOTOS:

1957:  On the set of Esther Costello with husband Al Steele.

1962:  Color with Bette Davis on the set of Baby Jane.

1963:  Bigger, better replacement color at the Oscars.

1964:

Strait-Jacket:  Three screen shots from "So shocking..." promo clip.

Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte:  Ready to shoot; a wardrobe test; and a bigger, better replacement recuperating in an LA hospital.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

5/13/17

 

PHOTOS:

1959:  In shorts at Montego Bay, Jamaica (includes press blurb).

1961:  A bigger, better replacement candid in Milan.

1962:  Bigger, better replacement at the Oscars with Maximilian Schell.

1963:  

New ones at the Oscars: With Gregory Peck, Sophia Loren, and Schell; with Peck and Patty Duke; and with Patty Duke.

And a bigger, better replacement with Peck, Duke, and Ed Begley.

Post-Oscars: Joan delivers Anne Bancroft's Oscar to her on the set of Broadway's Mother Courage and Her Children (see if you can spot Gene Wilder).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

5/11/17

 

PHOTOS:

1952:  Fan candid shot at Mocambo with pups (includes Joan's later letter to the photographer).

1955:

A wardrobe test shot from Female on the Beach.

Queen Bee publicity with John Ireland, shot by Coburn.

1957:  The Story of Esther Costello:  Film stills one and two (with Heather Sears), and three (with Rossano Brazzi).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

May 10, 1977

We Remember.

 

 

 

 


 

5/09/17

 

1954 PHOTOS:

Johnny Guitar:  Color screen shots one (sherry), two (staircase with gun), three (with Scott Brady), four, five (at sunset), six (at piano), seven (with Ben Cooper), and eight (shootout!).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

5/07/17

 

PHOTOS:

1951:  A benefit at Mocambo with Cesar Romero.

1952:  A candid at Chicago's Pump Room; a candid in car at unknown publicity event; and a publicity shot by Ernest Bachrach.

1953:  Torch Song -- Photos with accompanying press blurbs: On the set with India Adams and dancing with director Charles Walters; a film still; and publicity with costume by Helen Rose.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

5/05/17

 

PHOTOS:

1946:  A small photo in bed on Oscar night, with Ann Blyth and director Mike Curtiz.

1947:  Publicity for Daisy Kenyon with Henry Fonda and Dana Andrews.

1948:  A candid with detective who returned her $50,000 brooch lost at Slapsy Maxie's (includes press blurb).

1949:

Publicity for Flamingo Road with David Brian.

Candids at nighclubs: With Florence Marly and Constance Collier (includes press blurb), and with Cesar Romero.

1950:  A film still from The Damned Don't Cry with Kent Smith.

 

 

 

 

 


 

5/03/17

 

PHOTOS:

1941:  

When Ladies Meet -- A film still with Spring Byington and Herbert Marshall.

MGM publicity (probably by Eric Carpenter).

1942:  Publicity for Reunion in France with costume/sketch by Irene.

1943:  Above Suspicion -- With Fred MacMurray, one and two (each including press blurb).

1945:  Mildred Pierce --  A screen shot, and on the set knitting with Ann Blyth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

4/30/17

 

PHOTOS:

1938:

Mannequin:  A film still with Alan Curtis (includes press blurb).

The Shining Hour:  A publicity shot dancing with Tony DeMarco.

Publicity by Laszlo Willinger, one and two.

1939:

Ice Follies of 1939:  Skating publicity with James Stewart and Lew Ayres.

MGM publicity by Willinger (autographed).

1941:  Publicity by Eric Carpenter.

 

 

 

 

 


 

4/28/17

 

PHOTOS:

1935:  Publicity for No More Ladies shot by Frank Tanner.

1936:  Love on the Run -- A bigger, better replacement on the set.

1937:  The Last of Mrs. Cheyney -- On the set with director Boleslawski and Robert Montgomery. And film stills with Jessie Ralph; with William Powell, one and two; and with Montgomery one, two, and three.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

4/26/17

 

PHOTOS:

1932:

Letty Lynton -- Famous-white-dress (by Adrian) publicity by Hurrell, and a film still with Nils Asther.

Rain -- A film still.

1933:  A film still from Today We Live.

1934:  A film still from Chained with Clark Gable.

1935:

No More Ladies --  A film still with Robert Montgomery and Franchot Tone.

I Live My Life -- Candid on the set, and publicity with dress by Adrian.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LATEST AND UPCOMING RELEASES

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February 21, 2017: 1945's Mildred Pierce on Criterion Blu-ray.

 

 

 

 December 13, 2016: 1952's Sudden Fear on Blu-ray.

 

 

 

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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