THE CONCLUDING CHAPTER OF CRAWFORD

The Joan Crawford Chronicle
1957

January: Joan and Alfred cancel their previously scheduled trip to South Africa.


March: Alfred Steele is admitted into the hospital in Manhattan. New York for ten days.


March: Joan's twin daughters, Cathy and Cindy, contract the measles.


March 2: Joan guest stars on the television show "Cesar's Hour."


March 18: Alfred Steele has an operation in a New York hospital.


Late March: Joan accompanies Alfred Steele on Pepsi-Cola trips to Tulsa, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas.


April 1: Joan spends Easter in New Orleans, Louisiana with Alfred Steele and her twin daughters, Cathy and Cindy.


Mid-April: Joan accompanies Alfred Steele on a Pepsi-Cola trip.


April 15: Joan accompanies Alfred Steele to a Pepsi-Cola plant dedication ceremony in Ottawa, Kansas.


May 1: Joan and Alfred Steele travel by train from Manhattan, New York to Wilmington, Delaware to attend the annual Pepsi-Cola shareholder's meeting.


Early May: Joan accompanies Alfred Steele on a Pepsi-Cola trip to several cities in eastern America.


Early May: Joan and Alfred Steele travel to North Carolina.


Mid-May: Joan and Alfred Steele travel to Chicago, Illinois and Minneapolis, Minnesota.


Mid-May: Joan and Alfred Steele take a short vacation to Bermuda.


Mid-June: Christina Crawford graduates high school at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy in Pasadena, California.


Mid-June: Joan and Alfred Steele travel from Manhattan, New York to Los Angeles, California.


Early July: Joan and Alfred Steele travel from Los Angeles, California to Manhattan, New York.


July 24: Joan and Alfred Steele travel by ship to Europe.


Early August: Joan and Alfred Steele travel to Naples and Rome, Italy.


Early August: Joan and Alfred Steele sail on the SS Cristoforo Colombo from Italy to Beriut, Lebanon.


Early August: Joan and Alfred Steele travel to Baghdad.


August 5-11: Joan's daughter, Christina, performs in the play "Witness For The Prosecution" at the Kennebunkport Playhouse in Kennebunkport, Maine.


Mid-August: Joan and Alfred Steele travel from Baghdad to Basra, Kuwait and Cairo, Egypt.


Late August: Joan and Alfred Steele travel to Rome, Italy.


September: Joan and Alfred Steele travel to South Africa.


September 16: Joan and Alfred return to Manhattan, New York.


Late September: Joan and Alfred attend a convention in Washington, D.C. whereby Alfred is awarded the "Best Advertising Man of The Year" award.


October 8: Joan accompanies Alfred Steele to a Pepsi-Cola plant dedication ceremony in Muncie, Indiana.


Early October: Joan and Alfred Steele travel to Los Angeles, California.


October 13: Joan and Alfred travel from Los Angeles, California to San Francisco, California to attend the Henry Luce Businessmen's Conference.


Mid-October: Joan and Alfred travel from San Francisco, California to Los Angeles, California.


Mid-October: Joan and Alfred travel from Los Angeles, California to New York City.


Mid-October: Joan and Alfred attend a luncheon in honor of Queen Elizabeth at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York.


October 26: Joan receives an award at a George Eastman House dinner in Manhattan New York.


November 27: Joan appears in a national Pepsi-Cola commercial with her husband, Alfred Steele and daughters Cathy and Cindy. The commercial airs during the television presentation of "Annie Get Your Gun," starring Mary Martin. The commercial involves the family sitting together in a living room setting.


December 3: Joan hosts a cocktail party at 21 in Manhattan, New York. The cocktail party is to benefit Jane Russell's WAIF orphan adoption organization. Joan had recently been elected the organization's New York president.


December 4: Joan attends a benefit performance of "Wild Is The Wind" starring Anna Magnani. The performance is held in Manhattan, New York, and is to benefit the Waif orphan adoption organization.


December 8: Joan appears as a mystery guest on the television game show "What's My Line?"