May 10: Joan visits Rochester, New York.
Mid-May: Joan signs-on for the lead role in "Trog."
June 12: Rafael Ramos Cobian and his wife give Joan a 'bon voyage' party in the El Morocco's Champagne Room in New York. The party is in celebration of Joan traveling to England via the RMS Queen Elizabeth II to film "Trog".
At the party, Joan wears a pick and white print silk sheath and coat stopping two inches below her knees.
Mid-June: Joan sails to England via the RMS Queen Elizabeth II to begin filming "Trog."
June 23: Joan arrives in England via the RMS Queen Elizabeth II to begin filming of "Trog."
June 30: Filming begins on "Trog". (July 7th and 14th are also reported as dates for the filming commencement.)
Mid July: Joan becomes ill with a virus on the second week of filming "Trog" and reportedly loses 5 1/2 pounds as a result.
July 30: Joan is interviewed on the set of "Trog" for an article in London's "The Times" newspaper. During the interview, Joan is photographed by Michael Ward. The photos were very candid, and exposed many lines in Joan's face. Joan was unhappy with the photos, calling them "lousy." To her dismay, one of the photos was printed with "The Times" article, and later syndicated with the article in the August 24th,1969 issue of the New York Times.
In 1970, the first edition of Larry Carr's book "Four Fabulous Faces" printed the same photo as a full page in the book. As a result, Joan would remove the entire page from her personal copies before giving them to friends, or when she autographed the book for fans. The later editions of the book replaced this photo of Joan with a photo of her at the 1961 Academy Awards ceremony.
July/August: Joan films her narration for "Journey To The Unknown".
(Note: This is an educated guess, being this was a British production, and it's reasonable that Joan recorded this appearance while in England filming "Trog")
August: Joan meets with Alexander Walker at her Grosvenor House suite in London, England. Walker would later publish the book "Joan Crawford: The Ultimate Star."
On the same evening, Joan entertains half a dozen managers and their wives in London who work at a Pepsi-Cola bottling plant in Beirut, Lebanon.
(Source: "Joan Crawford: The Ultimate Star")
August 23: Joan is presented an award by the Hollywood Club Forum, along with Pee Wee King, Ryan O'Neal, Louis Haywood
and James Shigeta. (Joan did not attend the awards ceremony, as she was in England filming "Trog")
August 31: Joan appears on a previously recorded appearance for Jerry Lewis' MDA telethon.
Other celebrities that appear are; Jackie Gleason, Joan Rivers, Patty Duke, Peter Lawford, Sammy Davis jr., Carl Reiner, David Frost, Rodney Dangerfield, and Johnny Carson. The program runs from the evening of August 31 to 6:00 pm on September 1st.
September 8: Principal filming is completed on "Trog."
September 12: Joan travels from London, England to New York City.September 19: Joan travels from New York to Marion, Illinois for a Pepsi-Cola plant opening on September 20th.At 1:30 PM, Joan gives a press conference with Pepsi-Cola's Marion plant presidents Harry Crisp Senior, Harry Crisp junior. and Pepsi-Cola executive James B. Somerall.
September 20: Joan attends the opening of a Pepsi-Cola bottling plant in Marion, Illinois.The ceremony starts at 10:30 AM. Joan wears a grey suit and matching hat. For further details and photos from this plant dedication, click here.September 26: Joan holds a press conference at the Commodore Perry Motor Inn in Toledo, Ohio.September 27: Joan attends the dedication ceremony of the Pepsi-Cola Plant in Toledo, Ohio. The dedication begins at 10:30 AM. For further details and photos from this plant dedication, click here.Late-September: Joan signs-on to star in "The Virginian" episode the "Nightmare".October 2: Joan appears on "The Merv Griffin Show" and hosts a small fashion show.October 3: An ad of Joan promoting Blackglama Furs appears in the October issue of "Vogue." The photo of Joan in this ad was taken by Richard Avedon.October 13: Joan commentates the Career World Fashion Show Sponsored by the Women's Advertising Club in Baltimore, Maryland. During her visit to Baltimore, Joan appears as a guest on Sylvia Scott's "Woman's Angle" talk show on WMAR-TV.
October 19: Joan attends the National Association of Food Chains convention in Boston, Massachusetts. October 20 - 23: Joan attends the North American Van Lines Convention at the Fontainebleau Resort in Miami Beach, Florida.October 24: Joan attends a USO luncheon at the Plaza Hotel in New York. At the luncheon, Gypsy Rose Lee is awarded "Woman of The Year" for her service to the USO. October 29: Joan attends the Pepsi-Cola plant dedication ceremony in Houston, Texas. Accompanying Joan is Pepsi-Cola president James B. Somerall, and public relations vice president Mitchell Cox.November 8: Joan appears in the NBC series premiere of "Night Gallery" in the segment "Eyes."November 17: Joan begins rehearsals on "The Virginian" at Universal. Joan resides on the Universal lot during the duration of the filming.November 19: Filming begins on "The Virginian" episode "Nightmare."November 18: The 50-minute documentary "Garbo" airs in America at 8:00 pm on PBS. Joan narrates the documentary.The program is produced by Fred Burnley, and written by Alexander Walker. For her appearance, Joan is paid approximately $10,000. (Source for salary: "Joan Crawford: The Ultimate Star" by Alexander Walker)
December 9: Joan acts as honorary chairman at the Manhattan chapter of Childville luncheon and fashion show at the Pierre Hotel in New York. The event's cost per ticket is $17.50.
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