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All original Encyclopedia text, from A to Z, is copyright 2004 - 2019 by Stephanie Jones 

 

 

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 LATEST SITE UPDATES

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11/22/19

 

PHOTOS:

 

1959:  With plans for the new Pepsi building.

1962:  

At the film premiere of Long Day's Journey Into Night.

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? -- Screen shots one, two, and three.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

11/20/19

 

PHOTOS:

 

1952:  A screen shot from Sudden Fear (judging Palance).

1953:  Four candids at NYC's Harwyn Club: With Eddie Fisher one and two, and with Franchot Tone (two on same page).

1955:  Color publicity for Female on the Beach with Cliquot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

11/18/19

 

1945 PHOTOS: Mildred Pierce

 

Screen shots:  One (pier), two (with Jack Carson), three (with Ann Blyth), four (with Butterfly McQueen), five (with Zachary Scott), and six.

Film stills:  With Zachary Scott.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

11/14/19

 

PHOTOS:

1938:  Publicity by Laszlo Willinger (includes press caption).

1940:  Susan and God -- Fashion publicity by Willinger (with lengthy press caption describing Adrian outfit), and publicity with Fredric March.

1941:  Publicity by Hurrell (includes press caption).

 

ENCYCLOPEDIA:  Fredric March -- Added photo, info, links, plus a brief political spiel about March's subjection to two witch hunts: in 1938 and in 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

11/11/19

 

MAGAZINES:

New covers for Camara (1945), Le Film Complet (France 1938),  and Yildiz (Turkey 1951).

Better replacement covers for Films (Argentina 1927), Cinema Illustrazione (Italy, two from 1937), and Cine Revue (France 1952).

New article entries (just the entries, not transcripts) for Car Classics (US 1975) and Fashion Doll Quarterly (US 2008).

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

11/09/19

 

PHOTOS:

 

1933:  Publicity with Robert Young.

1936:  A film still from The Gorgeous Hussy with Melvyn Douglas.

1937:

The Last of Mrs. Cheyney -- Candid on the set with Jessie Ralph (includes press caption).

The Bride Wore Red -- Publicity.

1939:  Publicity for Ice Follies of 1939 by Clarence Bull (includes press caption).

 

 

 

 


 

11/05/19

 

PHOTOS:

 

1925:  Publicity dancing on the set of Sally, Irene, and Mary.

1928:  MGM fashion publicity (includes press caption describing outfit).

1931:  A film still from Possessed with Wallace Ford (bigger, better replacement).

1932:  Publicity by Hurrell (includes press caption).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

11/03/19

 

FILMS:  Thanks to Michael Lia for his reviews of Daisy Kenyon and The Damned Don't Cry. (If you have a review for any of Joan's films, please send it in.)

 

TV: 1970s:  Thanks to Gregor for his correct info about The Sunday Night Joan Crawford Theatre. I'd initially thought it was a 4-week series of Joan films broadcast on NYC TV in January 1975, but in fact, it was broadcast for 4 weeks in January 1970.

 

 


 

11/01/19

 

FILMS:  Added my review for 1927's Winners of the Wilderness. (If you have a review for any of Joan's films, please send it in.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

10/30/19

 

GEOGRAPHY:  Added descriptions from Carleton Varney's 1980 book There's No Place Like Home of Joan's apartments at Fifth AvenueImperial House 22-G, and Imperial House 22-H.

 

ENCYCLOPEDIA: Mamacita -- Added excerpt from Varney's book re Mama's importance in Joan's household.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

10/28/19

 

BOOKS: On the "Books with Joan Mentions" page, added cover photo, description, and sample text from designer Carleton Varney's 15-page chapter about Joan in his 1980 book There's No Place Like Home.

 

CHRONOLOGY: 1970s:  Added detailed information from Varney's There's No Place Like Home re Joan's last days (May 4 through May 10, 1977). (In his book, Varney interviewed Joan's companion during her last years, Darinka Papich.)

 

ENCYCLOPEDIA: Bisexuality of Joan:  Added excerpt from Varney's There's No Place Like Home re his dinner date with Christina in 1967 during which she inquired about a fan and her mother's sexuality.

 

 

 

 

 


 

10/26/19

 

PHOTOS:

1955:  On the set of Queen Bee with bunny (includes press caption).

1960:  With Walter Keane (who took credit for his wife Margaret's paintings).

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPCOMING US TCM FILM SCHEDULE (times Eastern):

OCTOBER

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

NOVEMBER

Monday, Nov. 4: 10:45am -- Torch Song

Tuesday, Nov. 26: 8:00pm -- What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

DECEMBER

Tuesday, Dec. 3: 8:00pm -- Humoresque

Saturday, Dec. 7: 6:30am -- Dance, Fools, Dance

Monday, Dec. 9: 12:00am -- The Women

Tuesday, Dec. 17: 12:15pm -- This Woman Is Dangerous

Friday, Dec. 27: 11:00am -- Flamingo Road

 

 

 

 

JOAN CRAWFORD EVENTS

 

If your city, group, or self is presenting a Joan Crawford-related event in the
coming weeks or months, please
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LATEST AND UPCOMING RELEASES

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

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

 

 

 

 

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