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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 - 2017 by Stephanie Jones

 

 

Celebrating 13 Years of BOE: 2004  2017

 

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 LATEST SITE UPDATES

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2/19/17

 

PHOTOS:

1963:  Color at the Oscars with Peck, Loren, and Schell.

1964:  A bigger, better replacement from Strait-Jacket with the sculpture of Joan by Salamunich.

1968:  Berserk -- Color screen shots: With Hardin, Geeson, and Ambrosine Phillpottswith Judy Geeson; and with Michael Gough. Plus a very small b/w publicity shot with clowns.

1969:  Color screen shots from Night Gallery, one and two.

1970:  With Maurice Chevalier at his book-signing.

1971:  At the Boston Ritz-Carlton, shot by Peter Warrack.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

2/17/17

 

CELEB LETTERS TO JOAN:  A 1970 note from Anne Bancroft.

 

LETTERS FROM JOAN:

1961:  To photographer Don Gusias re What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? and her poodles.

1970:  Christmas greetings to Jerry Lewis.

1971:  September -- To Chicago columnist/TV host Irv Kupcinet; October -- To a fan re Joan's book tour.

1972:  To photographer Don Gusias.

1973:  February 9 -- To a fan re Harper's and its Avedon photo and "showing wearable clothes again"; February 19 -- To another fan with thanks for the steak offer; September -- To a friend re Pepsi first!; more Christmas greetings to Jerry Lewis.

1974:  To a fan with thanks for tapes... but, alas, she has no tape machine! (Check out, also, this man's loving presentation of the letter.)

1975:  To friends re their trip to Russia.

 

 

 


 

2/14/17

 

FILMS:

Johnny Guitar:  A French movie poster (last row).

Female on the Beach:  5 UK lobby cards.

 

PHOTOS:

1950:  Publicity for The Damned Don't Cry.

1953:  A candid at an awards dinner.

1955:  Publicity for Queen Bee.

1959:  A bigger, better replacement for a Best of Everything film still.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

2/11/17

 

PHOTOS:

1950:  Publicity for Harriet Craig.

1953:  Torch Song -- Publicity with that  fabulous cut-out of herself, and a film still. (Both include press blurbs.)

1954:  Johnny Guitar -- A title screen shot; a color screen shot with John Carradine and Ben Cooper; a color screen shot being hanged; a film still with Sterling Hayden; pass the eggs; a color screen shot preparing for battle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

2/10/17

 

FILMS:  Two U.S. movie posters for 1941's When Ladies Meet.

 

PHOTOS:

1943:  Publicity with husband Phil Terry.

1946:  A film still from Humoresque.

1948:  A nightclub candid.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

2/08/17

 

ART:  A 1930s caricature by Eddie Vitch for the Brown Derby.

 

PHOTOS:

1933:  Publicity by Hurrell (including press blurb).

1935:

Publicity for No More Ladies with Robert Montgomery.

Publicity for I Live My Life with Brian Aherne.

1937:  Publicity for The Last of Mrs. Cheyney with Montgomery and William Powell.

1938:  On the set of Mannequin with director Frank Borzage (including press blurb).

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

2/05/17

 

PHOTOS:

1934:  On the set of Sadie McKee with brother Hal LeSueur.

1935:  Publicity for I Live My Life with Brian Aherne, shot by Hurrell.

1936:

On the set of The Gorgeous Hussy with unknown exec.

Publicity by Hurrell.

1937:

Publicity for The Last of Mrs. Cheyney shot by Frank Tanner.

Publicity for The Bride Wore Red.

 

       

 

 

 


 

2/03/17

 

PHOTOS:

1926:  Dancing the Black Bottom (includes press blurb).

1928:  Four Walls -- Publicity shot by Ruth Harriet Louise, and a film still with John Gilbert.

1930:  Paid -- A film still with Kent Douglass.

1932:  Rain -- Film stills: With Matt Moore, and with Walter Huston.

 

LETTERS 1968:

Seeking money from donor Victor Hammer: one, two, three, and four.

To a fan with thanks and a hello to his mother.

To set designer Ambrose Du Bek re nice flowers and Secret Storm.

 

 

 

 

 


 

2/01/17

 

PHOTOS:

1954:  Dancing with Cesar Romero at the premiere of A Star Is Born (includes press blurb).

1956:  In Rome with husband Al Steele.

1963:  Publicity shot by John Engstead (and autographed to Mamacita).

1965:  At the premiere of I Saw What You Did.

1966:  Candid at the Savoy in London.

1968:  A film still from Berserk with Ty Hardin.

1970:  Close-up candid.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

1/30/17

 

LETTERS:

1964:  To a friend from Joan's poodle Ma Petite.

1966:  May -- To a fan re Christina's recent wedding and where to buy a Pepsi radio; October -- To a fan re where to send photos.

1967:  March -- To a fan re making Circus of Blood (Berserk) and The Bride Wore Red; November -- To a friend re Pepsi travels.

 

 


 

1/28/17

 

PHOTOS:

1946:  On the set of Humoresque with Ronald Reagan.

1949:  Two screen shots from Flamingo Road, with David Brian.

1950:  Color publicity.

1952:  A bigger, better replacement publicity shot.

1953:  A bigger, better replacement for a Torch Song publicity shot.

1954:  Candid with all four kids.

 

ENCYCLOPEDIA: H -- An August 2016 HOROSCOPE for Joan cast by Joseph Addeo that includes astrological info on Joan's modern-day resurgence.

 

 

 

 

 


 

1/26/17

 

LETTERS:

1949:  To a fan re Flamingo Road and fan club.

1951:  To a fan with heartfelt thanks for birthday wishes and friendship.

1952:  To a fan with thanks and holiday wishes.

1957:  To a fan re Look award and Al Steele's hospitalization.

1959:  A journalist's letter to Joan with admiration, along with sympathy for Al Steele's recent death.

1962:  To columnist Irv Kupcinet, with thanks for "denying the Governor Rockefeller gossip."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

1/24/17

 

PHOTOS:

1943:  Above Suspicion -- With Fred MacMurray: A publicity shot (including press blurb) and a colorized film still.

1945:  Candid at home with film projector.

1947:  A colorized Daisy Kenyon film still with Henry Fonda added to an already existing photo page.

1949:  A candid with Clifton Webb and Gene Tierney.

1950:  A bigger, better replacement candid in her home theater (with new press blurb).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

1/21/17

 

EVENTS:  Added info all across the website for the upcoming (March 5) 8-part FX series Feud, created by Ryan Murphy and starring Jessica Lange as Joan and Susan Sarandon as Bette Davis during the making of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?:

 

In the EVENTS section at the bottom of this page, see photo and program debut info, plus links to Wikipedia, IMDb, and UK Daily Mail pages about the series.

ENCYCLOPEDIA: F:  Added an entry and photo for Feud.

ENCYCLOPEDIA: L:  Added an entry and photo for Jessica Lange.

MAGAZINES:  Added a 1/27/17 cover for Entertainment Weekly featuring Feud.

 

 

 

 


 

1/19/17

 

PHOTOS:

1934:  Publicity for Sadie McKee by Hurrell.

1936:  Publicity for Love on the Run with Clark Gable.

1937:  Publicity for The Last of Mrs. Cheyney with Robert Montgomery and William Powell.

1938:  Candid at the Ringling Bros./Barnum & Bailey Circus at Madison Square Garden.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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Sunday, March 5, 2017 (10/9C)

Ryan Murphy's 8-part series Feud debuts on FX

 

Starring Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange as Bette and Joan

during the making of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

 

 

Wikipedia entry.  IMDb page.

UK Daily Mail (photos/article from TV Critics Assoc. January 2017 press tour)

 


 

LATEST AND UPCOMING RELEASES

 Let me know if you have updates to add here.

 

February 21, 2017: 1945's Mildred Pierce on Criterion Blu-ray.

 

 

 

 December 13, 2016: 1952's Sudden Fear on Blu-ray.

 

 

 

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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