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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]

 


 

3/21/19

 

1970 PHOTOS:  Five color screen shots from Trog on pages one, two, and three (thanks to the very patient Vincent E).

 

FILMS:  Links for The Caretakers, Links and movie poster for The Karate Killers, and Links for Trog.

 

ENCYCLOPEDIA: K:  Updated entry for The Karate Killers.

 

TIMELINE: 1967:  Updated info for Man from U.N.C.L.E. and Karate Killers filming and release, first on US TV and then in London theaters.

 

 

 

 


 

3/19/19

 

PHOTOS:

1960:  A candid.

1962:  A film still from What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? with Bette Davis.

1966:  At the Savoy in London.

 

ART:  Bigger, better replacement for Rod Serling with Joan's Night Gallery painting (by Jerry Gebr).

 

FILMS:  Links and Notes for Torch Song, Female on the Beach, Queen Bee, and Autumn Leaves.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

3/17/19

 

FILMS:

Goodbye, My Fancy (1951):  New Notes and Links.

This Woman Is Dangerous (1952):  Snowy-day marquee at NYC's Paramount Theatre in Times Square (thanks to Vincent E).

 

PHOTOS:

1950:  A film still from The Damned Don't Cry; and a film still from Harriet Craig.

1955:  A film still from Queen Bee.

1956:  Candid with husband Al Steele (thanks to Vincent E); and 4 candids with Steele at NYC's Park Sheraton (including one with Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher).

1957:  Columbia publicity for The Story of Esther Costello.

 

 

 

 


 

3/15/19

 

FILMS:  Flamingo Road -- Six small title shots and end shot; plus original prop book (in color) that was source for film's title shots.

 

PHOTOS:

1945:  Publicity by Bert Six (bigger, better replacement plus new press caption).

1946:  Warners publicity (addition to page).

1949:  Flamingo Road publicity by Bert Six.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

3/13/19

 

BOOKS: 1930 movie tie-in novelization spine, leaf, cover, and back cover for Paid.

 

FILMS:  Ice Follies of 1939:  New title screen shot and new Links.

 

PHOTOS:

1933:  A film still from Dancing Lady.

1935:  An MGM publicity sketch of Joan and Robert Montgomery for No More Ladies.

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

1940:  Publicity by Willinger (bigger, better replacement plus new press caption).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

3/11/19

 

1931 by Hurrell.1932 by Steichen.FILMS:

Rose-Marie (1928):  Added new Links.

Across to Singapore (1928):  New Links.

Four Walls (1928):  New Links.

Rain (1932):  New credit and title screen shots.

 

PHOTOS:

1931:  Publicity for Possessed by Hurrell (bigger, better replacement).

1932:

Publicity for Grand Hotel with Wallace Beery (bigger, better replacement).

Publicity for Rain shot by John Miehle.

Publicity by Edward Steichen (bigger, better replacement).

 

 

 


 

3/09/19

 

1928. With Johnny Mack Brown in 'Our Dancing Daughters.'FILMS:

West Point (1928):  Added new Links.

The Law of the Range (1928):  New Links.

Our Dancing Daughters (1928):  New Links and a new lobby card.

 

PHOTOS:

1928:

Our Dancing Daughters -- Publicity with Johnny Mack Brown; and film stills one and two.

Publicity by Ruth Harriet Louise (includes press caption describing outfit).

1929:  Publicity by Ruth Harriet Louise (includes press caption describing outfit).

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

3/07/19

 

US lobby card with Charles Ray.FILMS:

Paris (1926):  Added Plot Summary, Notes, Links, and new lobby card.

The Boob (1926):  Added new title and end screen shots.

Winners of the Wilderness (1927):  New Links.

The Taxi Dancer (1927):  New Links and a new lobby card.

The Understanding Heart (1927):  New Links.

The Unknown (1927):  New Links.

Twelve Miles Out (1927):  New Links, and a new movie poster.

Spring Fever (1927):  New Links.

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming TCM Schedule for March (times US Eastern):

Wed 3/13 (2:30am) -- Rain

Th 3/14 (3:45pm) -- Dancing Lady

Wed 3/20 (5:15am) -- Susan and God

Fri 3/22 (5:00am) -- Montana Moon

Sun 3/24 (2:45pm) -- The Women

 

 


 

3/05/19

 

1972 PHOTOS:  Color publicity for ABC's The Sixth Sense one, two, and three.

 

LETTERS (12 new):

1951:  To a friend with dinner invite, and to a fan couple re Christmas spirit.

1952:  Christmas letter to friend Bill Seay (with Christmas drink invite), and to same '51 fan couple (above) with heartfelt thanks for their friendship.

1956:  To a fan re Christmas in Switzerland.

1961:  To pen-friend Patricia Lahr one (re where to write) and two (re MIss America pageant and The Ziegfeld Touch).

1962:  To Patricia Lahr re their finally meeting after years of corresponding.

1964:  To columnist/TV host Irv Kupcinet and wife.

1971:  To friends with thanks for Christmas wishes, and to a columnist re "'us ladies' and our manners."

1974:  To fans with thanks for the "heavenly cheddar cheese."

 

 

 

 


 

3/03/19

 

FILMS:  Thanks to reader Chris Leonard for his review of Berserk!  (If you have your own review of any Joan film that you'd like to share on this website, please send it in.)

 


 

3/01/19

 

FILMS:  Strait-Jacket: End-title screen shot.

 

PHOTOS:

1965:  Seven candids at the Naval Air Station Sigonella in Sicily, on pages one and two.

1970:  Three color screen shots from The David Frost Show, on pages one and two.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

2/27/19

 

FILMS:  

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?:  Opening-credit and end-title screen shots.

I Saw What You Did:  Opening-credit and title screen shots.

 

PHOTOS:

1959:  Publicity for TV's "And One Was Loyal" (bigger, better replacement).

1962:  A screen shot from What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? with Bette Davis.

1964:  

Publicity for Strait-Jacket.

Screen shots from Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte with Agnes Moorehead and with Joseph Cotten.

1965:

I Saw What You Did screen shot with John Ireland (bigger, better replacement).

A candid at unknown charity event.

 

 

 

 

 


 

2/21/19

 

FILMS:

Johnny Guitar -- Opening-credit and end-title screen shots.

The Best of Everything -- Opening-credit and end-title screen shots.

 

PHOTOS:

1953:  Publicity.

1954:  With columnist Earl Wilson at the Beverly Hills Hotel (bigger, better replacement).

1955:  At a NYC Actors Studio benefit with Jayne Mansfield; and with husband Al Steele and Christina on the Queen Mary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

JOAN CRAWFORD EVENTS

 

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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

 

 

August 21, 2018: Strait-Jacket on Blu-ray

A sampling of reviews:  whysoblu.htm / screenanarchy.com / horrortalk.com / avnirvana.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

 

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