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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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12/11/19

 

FILMS:  A Houston newspaper ad for The Taxi Dancer.

 

PHOTOS:

1928: A scenic film still from Rose-Marie.

1931:  

Laughing Sinners --- A film still with Marjorie Rambeau.

Possessed --- With Clark Gable: Publicity by Hurrell; and film stills one and two.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

12/09/19

 

PHOTOS:  A 1963 color candid.

 

FILMS:  Trog

New posters: A German poster ("Das Ungeheuer"), and a UK horror double-feature poster from 1972.

Bigger, better replacement posters from Belgium and the US.

Bigger, better replacement US lobbies.

 

LETTERS:

1952:  To a fan and her mother with thanks and re kids and Sudden Fear (note stamp on envelope re "Picture of the Year" although production had not yet started!).

1955:  To writer Sheridan Gibney re a script he's sent.

1957:  To the "1952 fan" above with thanks for gift.

1967:  To a college-bound fan ("Your enthusiastic letters prove that you have great possibilities in your future.").

1974:  To writer Jesse Lasky, Jr., with thanks for his new book and inscription; and to a fan.

 

 

 

 


 

12/07/19

 

PHOTOS:

 

1950:  Film stills from The Damned Don't Cry:

New: one and two (with Steve Cochran).

Bigger, better replacements: one (with David Brian and Kent Smith) and two (with Cochran).

1959:  

Publicity on the set of The Best of Everything.

A screen shot from Zane Grey Theatre's "Rebel Range."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

12/05/19

 

PHOTOS:

 

1937:  On the set of The Bride Wore Red with costume sketch.

1938:  Publicity by Laszlo Willinger, one and two (both with press captions).

1940:  Susan and God -- Colorized still with Fredric March and Rita Quigley.

1943:  Above Suspicion -- Film stills with Fred MacMurray, one and two.

1944:  Publicity for Hollywood Canteen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

11/26/19

 

PHOTOS:

 

1933:  

A film still from Dancing Lady with Fred Astaire.

Publicity by Hurrell.

1934:  A candid with Franchot Tone at the Biltmore.

1935:  On the set of I Live My Life with Brian Aherne (includes press caption).

1936:  On the set of The Gorgeous Hussy with Lionel Barrymore.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPCOMING US TCM FILM SCHEDULE (times Eastern):

NOVEMBER

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

 

 


 

11/24/19

 

PHOTOS:

 

1929:  

On the set of Untamed with Robert Montgomery and cast.

MGM publicity (includes press blurb describing outfit).

1930:  Montana Moon -- A film still, and a publicity shot with Johnny Mack Brown.

1933:  Today We Live -- Bigger, better replacement publicity by James Manatt, one (including press caption) and two.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JOAN CRAWFORD EVENTS

 

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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