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Joan Crawford Collectibles
On this page are vintage Joan items from her early career through 1977 (the year of her death), divided into two categories:
Endorsed Products Other
See also 2 other separate pages of collectibles:
(post-1977 items, including movie memorabilia)
(cigarette cards, matchbook covers, etc.)
For Joan's personal belongings, see these separate pages:
AWARDS • CLOTHING / FURS • JEWELS • CARS • ART COLLECTION / OTHER
See also this list of 2011 Doyle Auction results.
Above: A college pendant, and a movie theater banner.
Above: This one-of-a-kind 11-inch doll (wire, cloth, oil-painted face, jewelled shoes) was created in 1933 by artist Mary Green for Daniel Blum, editor of Screen World magazine. After Blum's death in 1965, many of Green's dolls were auctioned off. This Joan doll was sold at Butterfields, in LA, about a dozen years ago as part of the Dore Freeman Estate. (Thanks to Rick of "Stairway to the Stars" for the doll's history and for the photos. At right is a shot from Hurrell's February 1933 session with Joan that inspired the doll.)
Above: US laundry ticket, US soap card, and US weight/fortune card.
Above: Scotch shortbread tin; a pin from Pender breads; Pifco Floralites.
Above: Two grooming kits from the 1930s. A Hasbro dresser set for girls, and a travel kit for men.
Above: 1930s "school scribbler" blank school notebook featuring Joan and Robert Montgomery in the decadent Letty Lynton.
Above: Joan one of 16 "Movie Star Lamps" available in 1934.
game was first issued by Wilder Manufacturing in 1929. A set consisted of 8
large keeno cards (7" x 8.75") on heavy stock and a deck of 48
"calling cards" (2.25" x 3.25").
The first two cards shown here are from the 1929 game. The other two are from a later '30s edition.
Click here to visit a site with Keeno instructions and other stars' cards.
Secrets Playing Cards
Mini playing cards issued by the UK's Secrets magazine in 1935. Cards were 1-1/4" by 1-3/4".
Film Fantasy Card Game
Issued by MGM in 1939. The deck had 45 cards (4 each from 11 different films, with the joker, appropriately, from "Ice Follies of 1939")
Card size: 2-5/8" x 3-1/2".
puzzle (10-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches) was released by Midwest Distributors, Inc., in 1932 to promote "Rain."
From left: Cover of box, back cover, puzzle.
Above: Part of 1930s "Movie Stars Progressive Tally Set." Click on image to see full set of 8 and instructions.
Above: A handkerchief and a pin promoting Ice Follies of 1939.
Above: A Joan Crawford fan-club 'zine from 1938. (Thanks to Chris Wilmore, from his personal collection.)
Below: Fan-club 'zine edited by Edith Clemens that debuted in 1944. Click on cover below to view selected covers and pages from 1945 to 1950.
Above: 1943 and 1947 weekly transit passes from St. Louis, Missouri, featuring Above Suspicion and Possessed.
Above: Pepsi salt-and-pepper shakers handed out at a 1955 appearance by Joan at a Topeka, Kansas, Pepsi bottler's plant.
Above: Booklet accompanying the February 23, 1963, Pepsi bottlers banquet that honored Joan with the "Pally Award."
Above: A 1972 promotional brochure for Joan's last TV appearance, The Sixth Sense.
Note the "Joan Crawford Steele: Director" and Pepsi logo at the bottom left of the card.
Above: A fan from True Story magazine featuring Joan, distributed to US drugstores in 1928.
Above: A 1929 calendar with image, from the Calgary Eye Opener newspaper.
are 6 different Tijuana Bible covers featuring Joan. Tijuana Bibles originated in the
1920s (and were produced through the '50s) and featured
popular stars, comic-book characters, politicians, etc., in crude pornographic situations. They were usually 2.75 x 4.25 inches and 8 pages long.
To see inside pages of some of these Tijuana Bibles, click HERE. Warning: These are sexually explicit drawings, so don't click if you're shy and/or a minor.
A 1935 "Seein' Stars" newspaper strip by Feg Murray. The caption beneath Joan's picture reads: "The 'Rhapsody in Blue'--Joan Crawford, who has affected woman's styles more than any other star, has only one dress that isn't some shade of blue."
Above: Joan mask by Doane Powell (1930s). See the Nebraska State Historical Society site for more photos and info on the artist and his creations.
Above: 1945 ceramic Mildred Pierce mug created by Don Barclay. 5-3/4 inches by 5-3/4 inches.
Above: Three views of a resin life mask sculpted during pre-production for 1970's Trog.
Above: A card that Joan sent to friends, year unknown. (Thanks to Bryan Johnson.)
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