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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]

 


 

7/21/19

 

PHOTOS:

1938:  Publicity by Laszlo Willinger -- New, one and two; and bigger, better replacements, one and two.

1939:  The Women -- A new film still, and a replacement still on the set with Hedda Hopper.

1943:  

Above Suspicion -- A bigger, better replacement still plus new press caption.

Publicity with husband Phil Terry.

 

FILMS:

Strange Cargo -- A US one-sheet and a US newspaper ad ("A sin ship rides the seas!").

Hollywood Canteen -- A new link and new reviews (vintage Variety excerpt and 2010 Three Movie Buffs), plus a vintage "Celebrity Corner" cartoon feature and a US newspaper ad.

 

 

 

 


 

7/19/19

 

PHOTOS:

The Bride Wore Red -- New publicity with Robert Young and Franchot Tone, one and two. And bigger, better replacements one, two, and three.

 

FILMS:  New Links and Notes for The Bride Wore Red and The Shining Hour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

7/17/19

 

1934 PHOTOS: Chained

New:  One (publicity by Frank Tanner), two (skeet shooting with Clark Gable), and three (on the set with Gable and crew).

Bigger, better replacements:  Film still with Otto Kruger and Gable; and on the set one, two, and three.

 

FILMS:  One newspaper ad (from Dallas) for Grand Hotel, and two for Chained.

 

ART:  Sketch of Joan by her Grand Hotel co-star Jean Hersholt (appearing on an English postcard promoting the film).

 

COLLECTIBLES:  An early-30s weight-and-fortune card featuring Joan.

 

 

 

 

 


 

7/14/19

 

PHOTOS:

1927:  Publicity by Ruth Harriet Louise.

1928:  

On the tennis court with fiance Doug Fairbanks, Jr., and tennis pro Harvey Snodgrass.

English postcard with film still from Our Dancing Daughters.

1929:  Publicity (early Photoshop!).

1930:  A film still from Paid with Kent Douglass.

 

FILMS:  Publicity art for This Modern Age.

 

 

 

 

 

UPCOMING US TCM FILM SCHEDULE (times Eastern):

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

AUGUST

Friday, August 2: 2:30pm -- Susan and God

Monday, August 5:

3:00pm -- The Shining Hour

6:00pm -- A Woman's Face

SEPTEMBER

Tuesday, Sept. 3: 10:00am -- Trog

Monday, Sept. 16: 4:45am -- The Unknown

 

 


 

7/11/19

 

PHOTOS:

 

1956:  At rehearsal for the Royal Film Performance. (Thanks to Vincent.)

1959:  On the set of The Best of Everything.

1962:  Candids one and two at Rome's Hotel Via Veneto.

1964:  A film still from Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte with Cecil Kellaway. (Thanks to Tom.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

7/08/19

 

1955 PHOTOS:

 

Candids: With new husband Al Steele, and receiving the Golden Shutter Award in LA.

 

Female on the Beach (bigger, better replacements on the set):

With director Joseph Pevney one, two, and three.

With Jeff Chandler one and two.

With writer Christopher Isherwood, and with James Stewart and his father.

With poodles one and two, and with The Twins on their 8th birthday.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

7/04/19

 

PHOTOS:

 

1953:  "Rustic" fashion photography one, two, and three. And blackface at a press costume ball (includes press caption).

1954:  Candid receiving an unknown award. And candid at the premiere of White Christmas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

7/02/19

 

PHOTOS:

 

1949:  Publicity by Bert Six.

1950:  Harriet Craig

New film stills -- one, two (with Wendell Corey and K. T. Stevens), three (with Allyn Joslyn), and four (with Corey).

Bigger, better replacement stills -- one (with Stevens), two (with Ellen Corby), and three (with Joslyn).

And publicity with Corey shot by Robert Coburn, one and two.

1951:  Publicity by Bert Six.

1952:  On the set of Sudden Fear with press agent Jerry Asher.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

7/01/19

 

PHOTOS:

1941:  Publicity by Hurrell (includes press caption).

1942:  Candid snapshots in New York City, one and two.

1944:  Publicity at home shot by Bert Longworth.

1945:

Warners publicity by Bert Six (bigger, better replacement).

Candid snapshot at home.

 

FILMS:  

New links for Grand Hotel, Forsaking All Others, I Live My Life, Love on the Run, and The Last of Mrs. Cheyney.

Plus eight bigger, better US lobby cards for Mrs. Cheyney.

 

 

 

 


 

6/29/19

 

FILMS:  The Women:  Added a new review by Michael Lia -- his 50th review for this website! Many thanks to Michael; and if you have your own Joan movie review to share with readers of this site, please send it in!

 

1939 PHOTOS:  Publicity for Ice Follies of 1939 with James Stewart and Lew Ayres.

 

 


 

6/27/19

 

PHOTOS:

1932:  A candid with pup (and, I think, the same unknown young man from the 6/25 Letty set photo).

1935:  On the set of I Live My Life with Brian Aherne and crew (bigger, better replacement with new press caption).

1936:

A film still from The Gorgeous Hussy with Robert Taylor.

On the set of a CBS Lux Radio Theater program with host Cecil B. DeMille.

 

FILMS: Mannequin -- Two bigger, better US lobby cards and a link to a TCM article.

 

MAGAZINES:  New covers from Finland (1933) and Sweden (1938).

 

 

 

 

 


 

6/25/19

 

PHOTOS:

1930:  Publicity by Hurrell.

1931:  At a premiere with William Haines, husband Doug Fairbanks, Jr., and Ivor Novello.

1932:  

Letty Lynton -- On the set with Robert Montgomery, and a film still with Nils Asther.

Candid at London's Waterloo Station.

 

   

 

 

 


 

6/24/19

 

FILMS:  Untamed -- Four bigger, better replacement US lobby cards.

 

PHOTOS:

1927:  Spring Fever -- With William Haines: publicity shot (by Ruth Harriet Louise) and film still (bigger, better replacements).

1928:

Law of the Range -- A film still with Tim McCoy and Rex Lease.

Our Dancing Daughters -- A film still with Johnny Mack Brown.

Dream of Love -- Publicity.

1929:  Our Modern Maidens -- A film still with Doug Fairbanks, Jr. (includes press caption).

1930:  Our Blushing Brides -- A film still with Robert Montgomery.

 

 

 

 


 

6/22/19

 

FILMS:

 

1925:  A US poster for Sally, Irene, and Mary.

1926:  A US poster and TCM article link for The Boob.

1927:

A US lobby card for Winners of the Wildnerness.

Two US lobby cards for Twelve Miles Out.

A TCM article link for Spring Fever.

1928:  French and Swedish posters for Dream of Love.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

6/20/19

 

 

PHOTOS:

1964:  Film stills from Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte, one and two (thanks to Tom!).

1971:  Six small candids with Cesar Romero at the Golden Globes.

 

LETTERS:

1960:  To personal masseur Gunnar Ohberg and wife.

1960:  With thanks for watering her plants while she was gone.

1961: From Italy to longtime secretary Betty Barker with profuse thanks and apologies for "all the turmoil."

1962:  To journalist with news of Caretakers judo lessons and her "banged up finger."

1969:  Lengthy letter to director George Cukor re working in London (and the present group of "arty, disheveled, pretentious" starlets).

1974:  To a fan re St. Jude and My Way of Life.

 

 

 

 

 

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