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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]

 


 

5/23/19

 

ART:  

Three Joan caricatures by English cartoonist Gary Smith.

 

PHOTOS:

1965:  Hosting Hollywood Palace (bigger, better replacement).

1968:  Berserk -- A color film still (thanks to Vincent), and a color screen shot with Ty Hardin.

1969:  On the set of Night Gallery with Steven Spielberg--note the flip-flops! (Thanks again to Vincent!)

 

 

 

 

LETTERS:

1955:  To a fan re happiness and new movie plans.

1956:  To friends with thanks from Switzerland.

1959:  To a friend re new film and future plans.

1967:  To a fan re Merv Griffin Show appearance.

1975:  Two pages to fan re recent magazine interviews.

 

 


 

5/21/19

 

PHOTOS:  

Nov. 21, 1963: Four screen shots of Joan appearing on a local TV station to promote a Pepsi bottlers' function in Dallas that evening. (JFK was shot the next day.)

Click here to see a video clip (1:33) from the appearance. (Thanks to Oliver for both the link and the photos.)

 

FILMS:  Strait-Jacket

A new US poster, US banner, and Danish program cover.

A new German lobby card (for "Die Zwangsjacke"!); and eight bigger, better replacement US lobby cards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

5/17/19

 

1957 PHOTOS:  The Story of Esther Costello

New film stills: With Heather Sears, one and two; and with Rossano Brazzi, one and two.

Bigger, better replacements: One, two, three, four, and five.

 

FILMS:  The Story of Esther Costello -- A new poster; and eight bigger, better replacement US lobby cards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

5/15/19

 

1956 PHOTOS:  Autumn Leaves

Publicity with Cliff Robertson.

Film stills:

New: With Ruth Donnelly one and two; and with Robertson one and two.

Bigger, better replacements:  One (with Donnelly), two (buying gardenia), and three (with Robertson).

 

FILMS:  Autumn Leaves

Posters: New: US 1-sheet, 3-sheet, 6-sheet, and window card. Bigger, better replacements: Belgian poster, US insert.

And eight bigger, better replacement US lobby cards.

 

 

 

 

UPCOMING US TCM FILM SCHEDULE (times Eastern):

MAY

Thursday, May 16: 8:00pm -- Hollywood Canteen

JUNE

Friday, June 7: 9:00am -- The Last of Mrs. Cheyney

Tuesday, June 25: 6:30am -- Dancing Lady

JULY

Wednesday, July 24: 6:15pm -- This Woman Is Dangerous

Friday, July 26:

5:00 pm -- Ice Follies of 1939

8:00 pm -- The Women

 

 


 

5/11/19

 

1955 PHOTOS:  Female on the Beach

On the set -- One new (with blanket); and bigger, better replacements one (with secretaries), two (with poodles), three (gifts to Jeff Chandler), and four (sandwiches for Cliquot).

 

FILMS:  Female on the Beach

A new title screen shot, Blu-ray cover, and link.

Posters: A US window card, 1-sheet, 3-sheet, 6-sheet, and Style A and B half-sheets. (Plus bigger, better British quad poster and Belgian poster.)

Eight bigger, better replacement US lobby cards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

May 10, 1977

We remember.

 

 


 

5/09/19

 

1950 PHOTOS:  Harriet Craig

Film stills: With Wendell Corey one, two, three, four, five, and six; and solo.

Publicity by Robert Coburn: new; and bigger, better replacement.

 

FILMS: The Damned Don't Cry

Eight bigger, better replacement US lobby cards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

5/07/19

 

1950 PHOTOS:  Harriet Craig publicity photos on staircase, shot by Robert Coburn: one, two, and three.

 

FILMS:  Harriet Craig

Posters -- A new US half-sheet (style B, 22 x 28 inches) and a new US insert (14 x 36 inches); plus bigger, better replacements for a US poster, a Belgian poster, and a US style A half-sheet.

Lobby cards -- Six bigger, better replacement US cards.

Also added a bigger US magazine ad with now-legible text, and a link.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

5/05/19

 

PHOTOS:

1938:  Full-page photo from a Screen Guide feature, "Joan Crawford Fights Back!"

1942:  They All Kissed the Bride -- Publicity with Melvyn Douglas one and two (addition to page).

1944:  Warners publicity -- New; and a bigger, better replacement.

1945:  Publicity with hat, by Bert Six.

 

FILMS:

This Modern Age -- Added a film summary, link to TCM article, and end title shot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

5/03/19

 

ADS:  A 1930 ad for "Hollywood POMO Dry" soda.

 

PHOTOS:

1934:  On the set of Sadie McKee with director Clarence Brown.

1935:  A film still from I Live My Life with Brian Aherne.

1936:  A film still from The Gorgeous Hussy with a lathered-up Robert Taylor (includes press caption).

1938:  Watching stuntman Dick Crockett on the set of The Shining Hour (includes press caption).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

5/01/19

 

FILMS:  Laughing Sinners -- Spruced up the film page, with a new film summary, new lobby cards, a new program centerfold, a bigger poster, and a new link to a TCM article.

 

 


 

4/30/19

 

PHOTOS:

1932:  Publicity by Hurrell; and with husband Doug Fairbanks, Jr., arriving in Southampton (includes press caption).

1933:  Gym publicity for Dancing Lady (includes press caption).

1937:  Bigger, better replacements for The Bride Wore Red: With niece Joanie LeSueur on the set; and a film still with husband Franchot Tone.

1939:  

April 11 -- Officially divorcing Franchot Tone: one (bigger, better replacement) and two (new, with press caption).

Late April -- With date Charles Martin as they run into the newly married Doug Fairbanks, Jr., and wife Mary Lee.

 

 

 

 

 


 

4/26/19

 

PHOTOS:

1926:  Joan with...???

Looks like a cast photo, perhaps from Tramp, Tramp, Tramp or The Boob... But I couldn't recognize any of the co-players (except perhaps Gertrude Olmstead [Boob] in tartan?), or if one of the men is either director Harry Edwards (Tramp) or William Wellman (Boob). If you have more info, please e-mail me!

1931:  A film still from Dance, Fools, Dance with Lester Vail and other young underwear-clad partygoers.

1932:  Letty Lynton -- Publicity by Hurrell.

 

CIG CARDS:  Front plus back description of a J. Wix card (UK) featuring Joan with Nils Asther in Dream of Love.

 

MAGAZINES:  A 1933 cover of the Polish Panorama.

 

 

 

 

 


 

4/24/19

 

ENCYCLOPEDIA: W --  Updated the WAMPAS entry: New info plus a new WAMPAS poster promoting an LA event featuring the 1926 crop of "Baby Stars."

 

CHRONOLOGY:  Updated the style for all of the Chronology pages, and added info for the deaths of Joan's parents (to the 1938 and 1958 timelines).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

4/22/19

 

PHOTOS:

 

1925:  Old Clothes film stills with Jackie Coogan, one (new) and two (bigger, better replacement).

1926:  

A 4-page Loew's State newsletter promoting Paris (includes 5 photos from and 4 articles about the film).

Publicity shot for the 13 WAMPAS Baby Stars of 1926.

1928:  Publicity by Ruth Harriet Louise (bigger, better replacement with new press caption describing outfit).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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