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Joan Crawford in Magazines/Papers



1946. On the set of 'Humoresque' with a 2/6/46 'Picturegoer' featuring herself on the cover.From the 1920s to the present, Joan Crawford has appeared in hundreds of American and international magazines and newspapers, which are listed alphabetically below. Click on the pink letters to go to that page. The pages include (if available) the date of the article, cover photo, and any additional information such as article length, etc.


Following the list of publications below is a list of the article transcripts currently available, many accompanied by the original photographs.




Note re listings: To simplify things (for me at least), foreign magazines are listed alphabetically by the very first letter of the title, even if it's an article like der/die/das or la/le/l'. So, while a German-speaker might look under "J" for "Die Junge Dame," I've actually listed that magazine under "D." Conversely, when it comes to English-language titles, I've not used the initial article "The"---so "The Pepsi-Cola World," for instance, is listed under "P."




Click on main alpha heading or publication title to view.

A - B

A-Z Hebdomadaire Illustre     ABC      A Cena Muda (aka A Scena Muda)      Adult Psychology     After Dark     al Aroussa 
al Cinema     Allas     Allas Kronika     Allure     American Classic Screen   American Home     American Movie Classics     American Weekly     Amor Film     A Noite     Architectural Digest     Art and Beauty Magazine      Art Studies      
Australian Women's Weekly   


Bella      Big Reel     Bolero      Boxoffice     Boy's Cinema     Bright Lights      Buen Hogar



Camara      Canal TV     Car Classics     Cartaz     Chatelaine     Chicago Tribune     Cine Album      Cinearte     
Cine Aventuras      Cinefilo     Cinegraf      Cinegrafia     Cinegramas      Cinegram Preview     Cine Illustrato     Cine-Jornal     
Cinelandia     Cinema     Cinema Arts     Cinemagazine     Cinema Illustrazione     Cine-Miroir    Cinemonde     
Cine-Mundial     Cine Radio Actualided     Cine Revue     Cine-Roman    Cine-Romanzo    Cines     CineSelection   
Cinevie     Cinevie Cinevogue     Click      Colliers      Communication Arts
Confidential     Cose     Cosmopolitan    Cronica    Crosley Broadcaster     Cue     Cuentame


D - E

Dallas Morning News      The Dance     Das Magazin     Das Theater     Dawn     Daytime TV Stars     De Film
Des Moines Sunday Magazine
     Diavase      Die Junge Dame       Diez Minutos

Eastman Theatre     Ecran     El Cine     El Dia     El Hogar Y La Moda     El Suplemento     Elokuva-Aitta     Entertainment
Entertainment News       Entertainment Weekly      Epoca      The Era     Estrellas     Eva's Films Romaner     

 Evdomas      Eve    Evening Graphic      Everybody's      Everywoman's      Excelsior      

Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World      Exposed


F (part 1)

4Front      Fabulous Las Vegas      Family Circle      Famous Monsters      Fan Fare     Fangoria     
Fashion Doll Quarterly     Fashion Parade     Festival     Film      Filmagem     Film D'Oggi      Film Fun     
Filmiatta     Filmihullu     Film Journalen     Film-Kuhne    Film-Kurier     Filmland     Film Life     Film Pictorial


F (part 2)

 Film Rivista      Films      Films and Filming     Films in Review     Films of the Golden Age    Films Selectos
Film Star Weekly      Film Weekly      Flittige Hender      Fotogramas      Frauds      French Models     Fun & Fiction


G - H - I

Gente      The Gentlewoman     Girls' Cinema      Globe      Golden Screen     Golondrina     Good Housekeeping     Grafic     Grit

Hamburger Illustrierte     Harper's Bazaar      Hebdo/Hebdo Roman     Hela Varlden     Hele Verden     
Hollywood (US)      Hollywood (Italy)      Hollywood Family Album     Hollywood Life Stories      Hollywood Love Life Annual
Hollywood Movie Novels      Hollywood Reporter     Hollywood Revue     Hollywood Screen Parade     
Hollywood Star       Hollywood Studio Magazine      Hollywood Vagaband

 I Magnifici Di Hollywood      Idolos  Del Cine      Illustrated      Ilustrado      Imagem      Imagene      Imatges
 Inside Story      Inspektor Kennedy     International Photographer      Interview     Invicta Cine     Io Viva La Mia Vita


J - K - L

Jane      Joan Crawford      Jueves de Excelsior


Kines      Kine Weekly      Kino      The Knowledge       Kobenhavnerinden       Kolnische Illustrierte Zeitung       Kolnoha      Kulisa

La Actualidad     Ladies Home Journal     Lady's Circle     La Nacion     Laredo Times     La Revue Moderne    L'Ecran    
     Le Film    Le Film Complet    Le Film du Jour     Le Samedi    Les Films du Coeur     Les Films Pour Vous     
Le Soir Illustre    Levande Livet     l'Hirondelle     Liberty      Life   L'Illustrato     Literary Digest     Loew's Weekly      
London Life     Long Beach Independent      Look     Los Angeles  Evening Herald     Los Angeles Times      Lowdown


M (part 1)

Magasin     Manchete      Manhattan      Mansfield (OH) News Journal      McCalls      Mein Film     Mid-Week Pictorial
Mikro Gids     Modern Knitting     Modern Movies     Modern Screen      Mon Cine      Mon Copain     Mon Film
Montreal Film      Motion Picture       Motion Picture Classic      Motion Picture News        Movie      Movie Classic


M (part 2)

Movie Digest     Movie Fan    Movieland / Movieland and TV Time      Movie Life      Movieline       

Movie Mirror / Movie Mirror Yearbook      Movie Monthly      Movie News      Movie Pictorial     Movie Play      Movie Portraits       
Movie Romances      Movies      Movie Show     Movie Stars (& TV Close-ups)     Movie Stars Parade     Movie Story      
Movie Weekly    Movie World    Moving Picture Stories       Ms.      Mujeres y Deportes      Mundo Argentino      Mundo Uruguayo


N - O
National Enquirer       National Insider      National Police Gazette    Nedeljne Ilustracije    Needlecraft Magazine 
The New  Idea      New Movie/ New Movie Album     New York      New York Daily News      New York Enquirer  
The New Yorker     New York Observer     New York Sunday Mirror     New York Sunday News      New York Times
Noir et Blanc      Nord France      Novella      Novelle Film     Now Playing


Oggi      Oglinda Lumii      Opportunity      O Seculo Ilustrado     Oui


P (part 1)

Panathinaia      Panorama     Paquita      Parade     Paradise of the Pacific      Paris      Paris and Hollywood     Paris Match      Paris Nights      Patria      Pelicula     People     Pepsi-Cola Canada     Pepsi-Cola World      Photoplay      Photoplayer     Photo Roman   
Physical Culture     PIC     Piccola     Piccolo     Pictorial Review      Picturegoer      Picturegoer's Famous Films Supplement


P (part 2)

Picture Play      Picture Post     Picture Show / Picture Show  Who's Who on the Screen      Pix      The Play and Movie 
Playboy      Point de Vue       Popular Film      Popular Screen       Popular Song Hits       Port Cinema       Pour Lire a Deux
Pour Vous       Primer Plano      Private Lives


Q - R - S (part 1)



Rambling Reporter      Red Pepper       Redbook      ReMIND     Revelation    The Rexall Magazine      
Rivista di CommedieRomances    Romantic Movie Stories       Romantic Stories
Rona Barrett's Gossip      Rona Barrett's Hollywood      Rotografico


Salina (KS) Journal     Salt Lake Tribune     San Mateo Times     Sans-Gene    Satellite Direct
Saturday Evening Post       Scandale      Scarlet Street      Screen      Screen Album
Screen & Radio Weekly      Screen Book      Screen Comedy
Screen Greats     Screen Guide / Screen Guide: Photo Parade      Screenland      Screen Life


S (part 2)

Screen Mirror      Screen News      Screen Pictorial     Screen Play / Screen Play Secrets       Screen Romances     
Screen Secrets     Screen Stars    Screen Stories       Screen World      Seculo Ilustrado      Selecciones       Semanita

  Shadowplay      Sight and Sound     Silver Screen     Sintonia     Sir      Smart Hair Styles     Snappy     Soirees
Song Hits      Southern Illinoisan     Stage      Star     Star Weekly      Stardom      Stars and Stripes 
Startling Detective Adventures     Stephens College publications      St. Louis Globe-Democrat Hollywood (Unvarnished)  
Subscription TV Magazine (Connecticut)      Success Unlimited!     Svensk Damtigning    Szinhaz


T - Z

3D Movie      Talking Screen      Teatro Scenario     Tele-Views      Tempo     Theatre      This Week     
 Time     Tip-Off      Toni Holt's Movie Life      Tops      Triunfo      True Confessions       True Love Affairs   
True Romances      True Story      True Story of Joan Crawford      TV Guide     TV Magazine     TV Picture Life     
TV Radio Mirror      TV Radio Movie Guide     TV Times     TV Today     TV Week


Uge- Magasinet       Uge-Revyen       USA Today


Vanity Fair      Variety     Vida Mundial Ilustrada     Views and Reviews       Visto     Viva     Vizier     Vukonloppu     Vogue


Weekend      Weight Watchers      Western Family      Western Hills Echo      What's On in London      Whisper     

 Whiz Bang      Wiener Melange      Wilfred Waves      Woman's Film Fair      Woman's Home Companion


Yedigun      Yildiz      Zenit


Transcripts and Scans


Click on date to read the article.



After Dark

December 1978: In-depth Radie Harris post-Mommie Dearest interview with Christina.

American Home

March 1946: Feature on Joan's East End Ave. apartment in NYC, with photos.

American Weekly

February 25, 1951:  "Indomitable Joan Crawford" by Adela Rogers St. Johns.

Architectural Digest

April 1990: Article on Joan's Brentwood home, with photos.

Chicago Tribune

January 5, 1927: Joan's old beau Mike Cudahy gets arrested while running off to get married.

September 23, 1962: Interview with Christina on the set of Dr. Kildare.

September 8, 1968: Review of new Joan films book by Quirk and overview of her career.


January 1957: "Joan Crawford and the Handsome Bartender!"


April 1951: "The Last of the Movie Queens." Snarky but still revealing look at Joan as Movie Star.

Dallas Morning News

November 22 / 25, 1963: Three articles around the time of the Kennedy assassination.

Entertainment Weekly

May 7 and June 11, 1993: Two articles, the second with Lypsinka pics, promoting upcoming auctions of Joan belongings at Christie's.


March 1952: "I Chose a Wonderful Family." Joan on adopting  and disciplining kids.

Film Pictorial

June 6, 1936: "Has Marriage Helped Joan Crawford?" Jerry Asher on the Joan/Franchot marriage.


July 2005: Two-page article, with photos, featuring Joan's grandson Casey LaLonde.


August 1935: "What Is Joan Crawford Really Like?" By Jerry Asher.

September 1936: "Joan Crawford Talks About Bob Taylor!"

January 1941: Joan's open--and sarcastically witty-- letter to Ed Sullivan, responding to his criticism.

Hollywood Studio Magazine

August 1983:  "The Lovely Side of Crawford!"

August / September 1992: "Why Joan Crawford Won't Go Away." Two-part article by biographer and friend Carl Johnes on the "Mommie Dearest" backstory and Joan's legacy.

Hollywood Vagabond

      May 12, 1927: "Little Girl in a Big City."

Jane Magazine

Date unknown:  A one-page color photo montage of Joan from childhood through the '70s.

Lady's Circle

May 1972: Joan speaks in-depth of life post-Al and...we also learn how to knit an Afghan!

Laredo Times

June 28, 1936: "A Close-Up of the Hardest Working Star in Pictures."


March 1, 1937: "Joan Crawford: Mrs. Tone at Home." Pictorial from youth to life with Franchot.

June 23, 1947: "The Second Rise of Joan Crawford." Her Warners comeback.

February 21, 1964: "A Well-Planned Crawford." (Link to Google copy of article, starting on p. 11.)

October 15, 1971: "Parting Shots" interview, promoting My Way of Life.

Long Beach Independent

June 27, 1950: Joan explains to men "10 ways to lose a girl."


September 26, 1939: "My Past, Present, and Future by Joan Crawford."

January 30, 1951: "How They Stay Glamorous After Forty." Joan one of 9 featured female stars.

Los Angeles Evening Herald

August 2, 1930: Interview with Joan to publicize Our Blushing Brides, re being fed up with dancing roles.

Los Angeles Times [Thanks to Norman for almost all of the LA Times articles.]

1925: September 5 / October 25: Announcement of Joan's new name / "Another Texas Girl Succeeds in Hollywood."

1926: May 5 / June 8 / November 28:  "Young Cudahy's Mother Warns of Annulment" / "Love Knot Untied By Fair Joan" / "BOO-HOO! She Weeps to Order."

1928: September 28: Doug Fairbanks, Jr., helps Joan move.

1929: June 4 / August 25 / August 29:  "Young Doug Weds Joan" / Joan on Our Modern Maidens and life with new husband Doug / Joan's brother Hal divorces wife.

1933: December 31: "Joan Wants Baby Much More Than Husband."

1935/1936: Five articles on a car crash and its aftermath involving Joan's brother Hal LeSueur.

1935: October 14 / November 24: "Joan Crawford Weds Tone in Secret Rite" / "Franchot Tone More Than Just 'Man Joan Married.'"

1937: January 24: Death of Marie Prevost, with Joan loan found on site.

1939: March 29 / May 21:  "Crawford Divorce Plea Hits Snag" / "The Joan Crawford No One Knows."

1940: May 25: "Joan Crawford Adopts Baby."

1945/1946: Notices of separation and divorce from Phillip Terry.

1948: May 28 / December 26: "Joan Crawford's Lost $50,000 Brooch Found" / "Joan Crawford Wins Her Battle to Play Role of Schoolteacher" (Both articles also mention boyfriend Greg Bautzer.)

1955: August 10: Joan denies rift with husband Al Steele.

1958: May 11 / June 29:  Son Chris arraigned, sent to school for delinquents.

1959: May 7:  Joan appointed to Pepsi board of directors.

1962: September 16: "Bette and Joan: No Collision Course for Hollywood Stars."

1963: May 9: "Joan Crawford Brother Dies in Obscurity."

1977: May 15: Tribute to Joan.

1977: November 19: "2 Joan Crawford Children Sue to Invalidate Will."

1978: October 29: "Like Daughter, Like Son Chris."

Mansfield, Ohio, News Journal

Sept. 30, 1972: "Grand Hollywood Dame Defeats Years."

Modern Knitting

Spring 1949. 2-page spread with photo featuring Joan's Ribbon Dress.

Modern Screen

February 1932: Articles on whether or not Joan and Doug are fooling around, plus what Joan would do had she one day to live.

May 1933: "The Separation of Joan and Doug," by Katherine Albert.

November 1948: Restaurateur Prince Michael Romanoff visits Joan's Brentwood home.

November 1951:  "What Men Have Done to Me," by Joan Crawford.

August 1955: "Someone to Watch Over Me." Joan's new marriage to Al Steele.

1970: "Cooking with a Star."
August 1977: Remembrance by Dorothy Manners.

August 1977: Remembrance by Adele Whitely Fletcher, with photos.

Motion Picture

February 1944: "An Invitation to Visit." Joan and Phillip Terry at home, with 10 color photos.

February 1948: "Joan Crawford, our cover girl--and why."

April 1949: "What's She Really Like?"

June 1950: "To Have and Have Not."  A look at Joan's romances and marriages.

Motion Picture News

June 29, 1929: 2-page spread with illustration, touting four upcoming Joan films.

Movie Mirror

December 1938: "Joan Crawford's Plan's for a Family."

September 1940: "Why Joan Crawford Has Adopted a Baby."

Movie Weekly

March 27, 1925: "Name Her and Win $1,000." Lucille Le Sueur needs a new name!

April 11, 1925:  "There's Still Time to Enter the $1,000 Name Contest."

April 25, 1925:  "The $1,000 for a Name Contest."

Movie World

February 1971: "The Four Men Who Left Joan Crawford Loveless." Joan looks back at her husbands, life, and career.

National Enquirer

October 16, 1979: "Joan Crawford Committed Suicide."

New Movie

May 1930:  "Lucille, Joan and Mrs. Doug."

December 1931: Tour of Joan and Doug's Brentwood home with photos, architectural drawings.

October 1933: "General Joan," by Mrs. Wallace Ford.

New York

October 9, 2006: "Legends at Home." Brief essay and photos of New Yorkers at home. Joan has two photos and appears on one of four covers (other covers: Dylan, Madonna, Warhol).

New York Daily News

February 3, 1967: "Joan Denies Insulting Justice Douglas' Wife."

The New Yorker

January 3, 2011:  "Escape Artist: The Case for Joan Crawford." By David Denby.

March 20, 2017:  "Feud: A Bittersweet Beauty." By Emily Nussbaum. Essay on the FX TV show.

New York Observer

February 25, 2002: "A Condom for Your Couch? Carleton Varney on Mrs. Clean."

New York Times

June 4, 1929.  "Fairbanks Jr., 19, Weds Joan Crawford Here; Pair Too Busy in Films for Honeymoon Now."

March 18, 1933.  "Joan Crawford Quits Fairbanks Jr."

April 12, 1939.  "Divorce Granted to Joan Crawford."

February 3, 1961. "Alfred N. Steele Estate Is Found Insolvent."

August 5, 1973. "I Deplore Going Back." Joan one of 15 celeb opinions following 6/21/73 Supreme Court ruling on obscenity laws. Main article head "Has the Supreme Court Saved Us from Obscenity?"

May 11, 1977: "Joan Crawford Dies at Home." Long obit.

February 17, 1978: "Homage -- and a Lot More -- at Crawford Auction." Re Plaza Art Galleries auction.


October 5, 1952: "In Hollywood, they give till it hurts!"

July 3, 1955:  "Is Joan Crawford Through with Hollywood?"


May 30, 1977: "Joan Crawford a Suicide?" Last-days-of article by neighbor and friend Doris Lilly.

October 19, 1981: "Was She Devil or Doting Mom?" Interviews with all four kids.

May 6, 1998:  "Daughter Dearest." Interview with Christina.


February 1927:  "She Doesn't Use a Lipstick in Public."

February 1934:  "I Meet Miss Crawford."

October 1935: "The Girl Without a Past," plus "Joan Crawford Entertains" (recipes for a dinner party).

February 1937: "A Crown for Miss Crawford" (brief look at her new do), plus "On the Air in Hollywood."

October 1946: Breathless article on Joan and Clark new romance rumors.

February 1948: "I'm an Adopted Mother" by Joan Crawford.

July 1975: "At Last, I'm Finally Living the Life I Want!"

Picturegoer (UK)

May 28, 1938:  "Are These Stars Box-Office Poison?"

Private Lives

March 1955: "Why They Hate Joan Crawford."


October 1960:  "The Revolt of Joan Crawford's Daughter." The over-5000-word 1960 Christina interview that became the core of Mommie Dearest.

Rona Barrett's Hollywood

October 1977: "The Way They Were -- Joan Crawford." Tribute with 18 photos.

Salina (KS) Journal

April 24, 1955:  "Even Stars Work Saturday Nights."

San Mateo (CA) Times    

June 12, 1972: "Joan Crawford Minces No Words."

Satellite Direct 

August 2002: "Screen Queen." Interview with director of TCM's "Ultimate Star" doc.

Scarlet Street

Spring 2004: "Joan Crawford: Dearest Mommy." An excerpt from co-star John Ireland's as-yet-unpublished autobiography.

Fall 2005: Article/review by David Del Valle on Female on the Beach.

Screen & Radio Weekly (Sunday supplement)

November 25, 1934: "Meet the Real Joan Crawford! The Person Behind the Myths."

August 4, 1935: "Two Stars Tell What They Think of You." Joan and Robert Montgomery on their critical fans.

Screen Guide  

October 1950: "Joan Crawford: Hollywood's Most Glamorous Star." Includes 21 photos of home and on Harriet Craig set.


January 1931: "Joan Goes to Jail!"

December 1933:  "Joan Unmasks Hollywood for Franchot Tone."

January 1964: "Joan Crawford Reveals: The Hollywood I Knew." Long interview on the set of Strait-Jacket.

Screen Romances

August 1947:  Intro puff piece  to accompany main article, a fictionalization of Possessed.

Screen Stars

November 1945: "Joan Crawford Tells How to Handle Gossip."

October 1950: "How to Fight Loneliness."

Screen Stories

December 1963: "Hollywood Girls Are Killing Their Own Glamor." Interview on the set of Strait-Jacket.

Silver Screen

January 1934: "Joan Crawford: The Most Remarkable Girl in Hollywood." Psychologically astute interview with and look at Joan

January 1939: "She's Dancing Again!" A puff piece on Joan being a swell gal, including details of interactions on The Shining Hour set.

Southern Illinoisan

September 21, 1969:  "Joan Crawford Visits Southern Illinois: New Marion Soft Drink Plant Opens."

Stars & Stripes

June 29, 1963: "Berlin-bound Joan Crawford not ready for grandmother roles yet."

Stephens College publications  

1929 Stephens Standard and 1970 Stephens Life.


May 16, 1938: "Dead Cats." Article on "box-office poison."

May 19, 1958: "Living It Up With Pepsi." Joan and Al press conference.

May 23, 1977: Obituary: "Hollywood's Once and Only Star."

November 20, 1978: "Joan Crawford's Other Life." Christina's new book.

TV Guide   

August 16, 1969:  "Lady in the Dark." Joan in Night Gallery and her desire for more work.

Vanity Fair

February 1936: "Starlight Starbright." Joan's rise to refinement.

May 1994:  One-page article on an upcoming Joan-memorabilia auction in NYC.

March 2004: "The Lipstick Jungle." Over 7000-word article on the making of the '59 film The Best of Everything.

March 2008:  "Daughter Dearest." Excerpt from Charlotte Chandler's 2008 Joan bio Not the Girl Next Door.


November 1, 1965: "Joan Crawford -- A Second Fame: Good Food." First page of article/photo.


April 1957: "The Night Joan Crawford Played a Waiting Game." Joan surprises folks at a restaurant!

Woman's Home Companion

August 1956: "Joan Crawford introduces her daughter to show business."  3-page article on Joan showing Christina the ropes, with 10 photos by Eve Arnold.

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