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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 - 2018 by Stephanie Jones 

 

 

Celebrating 14 Years of BOE: 2004  2018

 

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 LATEST SITE UPDATES

[in last month]

 


 

12/13/18

 

PHOTOS:

1941:  On the set of A Woman's Face being sculpted by Yucca Salamunich (includes lengthy press caption).

1944:  A screen shot from Hollywood Canteen.

 

FILMS:

Hollywood Canteen: A title screen shot; 2 links; 2 new and 2 replacement US posters; 3 lobby cards; and Misc: a US newspaper ad, 2 sheet music covers, and 2 entry tickets for servicemen to the actual Canteen.

 

 

 

 


 

12/11/18

 

PHOTOS:

 

1931:  A film still from Dance, Fools, Dance.

1935:  A screen shot from I Live My Life.

1937:  On the set of The Last of Mrs. Cheyney.

1938:  The Shining Hour -- A Ross Verlag postcard added to already existing film-still page, and a new screen shot.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

12/09/18

 

PHOTOS:

1926:  Candid at unknown event with fellow starlets Kathleen Key and Sally O'Neil.

1930:  MGM publicity.

 

FILMS:

Grand Hotel:  New Swedish, Italian, French, and US posters; and a new US lobby card.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

12/07/18

 

PHOTOS:

1959:  A candid snapshot in Montego Bay, Jamaica, with husband Al Steele.

1962:  On the set of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? with Bette Davis.

1964:  On the set of Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte with Davis and director Robert Aldrich.

1971:  Small candid at unknown event.

 

COLLECTIBLES:  A Christmas 1983 mailer from NYC's Limelight disco featuring Joan.

 

 

 

 


 

12/05/18

 

FILMS:

Possessed ('47) -- This page, too, has now been spruced: Two new links, a Film Note (re Joan's illness and replacement of cinematographer), a 1947 review from Variety, a pressbook cover, and two new US posters.

Harriet Craig -- A US magazine ad: "What Was Harriet Craig's Lie?"

 

PHOTOS:

1950:  Harriet Craig -- On the set with Wendell Corey and K.T. Stevens, and with Cliquot (both include press captions).

1951:  Goodbye, My Fancy -- On the set with camera crew (includes press caption).

1955:  Female on the Beach -- Publicity with Jeff Chandler.

 

 

 

 

 


 

12/03/18

 

FILMS:  The Women

Did some more sprucing up of the page: New stuff -- Two US posters and a French poster, and a US window card. Bigger, better replacements -- Three US posters and a US herald centerfold.

 

PHOTOS:

1942:  A rather revealing (!) candid from the jitterbug scene of They All Kissed the Bride.

1949:  Flamingo Road -- Publicity shots: Carney girl, and with David Brian.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

12/01/18

 

FILMS:  The Women

A title screen shot and two new links.

Lobby cards: Four new 1939 US cards; and three new cards from the 1947 US re-release.

 

1939 PHOTOS:

Publicity by Laszlo Willinger.

The Women:  Two screen shots at the perfume counter; a screen shot in the tub; and a screen shot from final scene.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

11/29/18

 

PHOTOS:

 

1934:  Forsaking All Others --  Filming a scene.

1935:  I Live My Life -- Publicity by Hurrell.

1936:  Love on the Run -- Publicity by Hurrell.

1939:  Ice Follies of 1939 -- A film still.

1940:  Candid with ex-husband Franchot Tone in NYC (includes press caption).

 

 

 

 

 

TV SCHEDULE (US TCM schedule through January; all times Eastern):

 

Friday, November 30, 2018, 9:30am: The Last of Mrs. Cheyney

 

Tuesday, December 11, 2:30am: Mildred Pierce

Friday, December 14, 11:00am: Strange Cargo

 

Wednesday, January 2, 2019, 12:45pm: Possessed ('31)

Monday, January 7, 7:30am: Love on the Run

Friday, January 18, 4:15am: Strait-Jacket

Tuesday, January 22, 2:30pm: Reunion in France

Wednesday, January 30:

3:00pm: Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte  [what might have been]

5:30pm: What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

 

 


 

11/27/18

 

PHOTOS:

 

1927:  A screen shot from The Unknown with Norman Kerry.

1929:  The Duke Steps Out -- A film still with William Haines.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

11/25/18

 

FILMS: The Boob

Added two info links, two Plot Summaries, a Film Note, an excerpt from a 2015 Movies Silently blog review (with link to full 1600+ word review), a small title screen shot, a small herald cover, and a newspaper ad.

 

1926 PHOTOS: The Boob

publicity shot with "Joan Arden" and star Gertrude Olmstead and dancers. Plus screen shots one, two, three, four, and five.

 

BOOKS:  Added a 2002 Bright Lights Film Journal review of Joan Crawford: The Essential Biography.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

11/23/18

 

LETTERS:

 

1949:  To a fan re Flamingo Road and her hard work on it.

1956:  To Irv Kupcinet: "You could never lose me to any other columnist."

1957:  To a fan re holidays.

1961:  Newsy, to a Hollywood columnist.

1964:  Two to same fan: re plans for Hush and then re post-Hush hospitalization.

1965:  To a South Carolina TV reporter re their recent meeting.

1967:  To a young Pepsi associate re Joan's travels on painful foot, but then "I'm not the invalid type."

1973:  To a fan re My Way of Life and Youth Dew perfume. Oh, and Joan likes jewelry and seems to usually wear some of it... (!)

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

11/21/18

 

FILMS:

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?:  New posters -- a US six-sheet (81 by 81 inches), and a UK quad poster (30 by 40 inches).

Strait-Jacket:  Added a link to an entertaining, thoughtful commentary (with plenty of screen shots) from the Dreams Are What Le Cinema Is For blog.

I Saw What You Did:  A Danish program cover. And eight bigger, better replacement US lobby cards.

 

PHOTOS:

1956:  A film still from Autumn Leaves with Cliff Robertson.

1957:  A close-up film still from The Story of Esther Costello.

1961:  A bigger, better replacement for Miss America publicity.

1964:  Strait-Jacket -- Two similar film stills with Pepsi exec Mitchell Cox: one new and one bigger, better replacement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

11/19/18

 

PHOTOS:

 

1951:  Bigger, better replacement for publicity by Bert Six.

1952:  Candid with Judy Garland at Romanoff's.

1954:  Candid with George Nader and Johnny Grant.

1955:  Funnies on the set of Female on the Beach with Christopher and The Twins.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

11/17/18

 

FILMS:  An Italian lobby card for The Damned Don't Cry; and a US half-sheet for Johnny Guitar.

 

1950 PHOTOS:  Harriet Craig

On the set with crew members and candy, Mel Ferrer, Patric Mitchell (neighbor kid "Danny"; includes press caption), and Viola Roache (includes press caption).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

11/15/18

 

PHOTOS:

 

1940:  Full-page photo from the November Harper's Bazaar photo spread "Which Fur Are You?"

1941:  New lengthy caption for already existing Hurrell publicity shot.

1942:  They All Kissed the Bride -- Small shots: film still (with Melvyn Douglas), publicity on the set, and candid on the set (with Allen Jenkins and Douglas).

1947:  Daisy Kenyon -- Film stills one (solo with book) and two (Henry Fonda in his PJs).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 pre-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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