The Joan Crawford Chronicle


​​January 14:
Joan attends the Time Record Breakers Testimonial dinner at Toot's Shor in New York.
     ​Joan is awarded a Benrus Citation Award for her long record of being an active and popular motion picture star.

January 19: A new maid Joan has hired begins her first day of work at Joan's apartment, however quits the next morning.​
​According to Joan, the new maid would not do housework, and thought she was being hired as Joan's personal maid and would be traveling with her, 
​which was not the case.

January 25: Joan attends Blackglama's "Night of The Legends​​" gala at the Four Seasons Restaurant in New York.
     ​Among the other guests who attend are; Paulette Goddard, Claudette Colbert and Lauren Bacall.

February 3: Joan arrives in Los Angeles to attend the 28th annual Golden Globe Awards on February 5th.

February 5: Joan attends the 28th annual Golden Globe Awards, presented by the Foreign Press Association at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California.
     Joan presents Frank Sinatra with the Cecil B. Demille Award. Sinatra's daughter, Tina accepts the award on her father's behalf.

February 6-7: Joan spends the weekend in Florida on business for Pepsi-Cola.

February 8: Joan returns to New York.

March: Joan accepts the position of an honorary chairman of a new board of advisers to raise funds for the Negro Ensemble Company.

March 28: Joan attends a luncheon Variety Clubs' annual "Global Convention" at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.
    ​Among the other 500 guests are; Goldie Hawn, Sally Kellerman, Alan King and Walter Matthau, Sean Connery, Jack Nicholson and Karen Black.

Late-March: Joan appears on "The Merv Griffin Show" while the show is being taped at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.​​

April 19: Joan signs a three-year contract with the William Morris agency for ​​representation and management for film and television.

August 21: Joan travels to Birmingham, Alabama to attend the American Film Institute's film festival.

August 22: Joan attends the opening day of the American Film Institute's film festival in Birmingham, Alabama.

August 24: Myrna Loy joins Joan onstage at the American Film Institute's Film Festival in Birmingham, Alabama.​​

August 25: Joan returns home to New York.​​

September 5: Joan appears at Jerry Lewis' MDA telethon at the Americana Hotel in New York.
     Among the other guests are; Steve Allen, Sammy Davis jr, Jack Palance, Sidney Blackmer, Mike Douglas, Van Johnson Tiny Tim and the band "The Fifth Dimension".

September 6: Joan attends the "First Annual United States National Ballroom Dancing Championships" at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York.​​ 500 couples compete in the championship. 

September 9: Joan attends a showing of her film "Dancing Lady" at the "Movie Musical Theater" (now called "Theatre 80") at 80 St. Marks Place in New York and sets her hands and signature in cement outside of the theater.

October: Joan negotiates to be the host of a daily female-oriented talk show.

Early October: Joan begins a two-month promotional tour for her autobiography "My Way of Life".

October 7: Joan attends the American Film Institute sponsored "Joan Crawford Film Festival" in Washington, D.C.​​

October 8: "My Way of Life" is published by Simon & Schuster. Audrey Davenport Inman helped Joan organize and write the book.

Mid-October: Joan travels to San Francisco.​​

October 14: Joan attends a book signing and Pepsi-Cola press conference in Los Angeles, California.​​

October 15: Joan signs copies of "My Way Of Life" at the May Co. Store in Los Angeles from 2 to 4 P.M.​​

October 20: Joan appears on "The Merv Griffin Show" to promote "My Way Of Life".
     ​Other guests include Clint Eastwood, Dr. Louis B. Leakey and bullfighter Luis Dominguin.

November 16: Joan attends a book signing for "My Way Of Life" at 2:00 P.M. at the Jordan Marsh department store in Boston, Massachusetts.
     Click here for a special fan memory by Suzanne Page of her encounter with Joan at this event.

November 23: Joan begins mailing out her 1971 Christmas cards.

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