June 20: Joan sells approximately half a dozen pieces of her jewelry to Van Cleef & Arpels of Manhattan, New York.
June 22: Joan is named, and given an official writ, as the "Lady Chamberlain of The Globe of The Great Southwest" by the Globe Theatre in Odessa, Texas.
July 6: Joan dismisses her long-time secretary Florence Walsh, and gives Walsh her final paycheck along with a very large bonus. Walsh is a secretary furnished to Joan by Pepsi-Cola, and along with Joan's retirement from the company's board of directors and official spokesperson fro the company, Walsh's salary is no longer compensated by Pepsi-Cola.
July 10: Joan attends a luncheon and preview reception for the opening of the Showcase Cinema Theater in Fairfield, Ohio.
July 26th: Joan hosts a 75th birthday birthday party for her maid, Mamacita. The party is held in Joan's Imperial House apartment, and attended by many of Joan's personal friends.
July 30: Joan sells eight pieces of her jewelry collection to Transcontinental Diamond Corporation in New York for the amount of $86,000.
August: Joan purchases apartment 22H in Imperial House for approximately $85,000. (Source: Carleton Varney)
August 25: It's reported that Joan, Bette Davis, Shirley Booth, and Bob Hope are among the actors being considered for the film "Follies."
September 2: According to a September 2nd, 1973 press release, Joan is among the celebrities who will appear on Jerry Lewis' MDA telethon beginning that evening at 6:30 pm. The telethon is televised from the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas. (Webmaster's note: It seems most likely that Joan's appearance during this telethon is from a previously taped appearance.)
September 8: Carl Johnes helps Joan condense her personal library in preparation for her move to apartment 22H. (Source: "Crawford: The Last Years")
September 11: Joan says in a letter "I have no plans of appearing in the movie of "Follies" - can't imagine where that rumor ever started."
September 24: Joan sells three pieces from her jewelry collection to Transcontinental Diamond Corporation in New York for $98,500.
October 28: Joan has lunch with Carl Johnes. During the lunch, Johnes delivers to Joan scarfs Alice Landais designed, which she asked him to pick up for her on his recent trip to Paris. (Source: "Crawford: The Last Years")
November 1: Joan's Blackglama ad is featured, for the second time, in Vogue Magazine. The first appearance of this ad was in the October 1969 issue of Vogue.
November 5: Joan begins moving from apartment 22G to apartment 22H in Imperial House.
December 26: Joan's long-term close friend, William Haines, dies in Santa Monica, California at the age of 73 due to lung cancer.
December 27: Joan hosts a small after-Christmas cocktail party in her apartment for close friends. (Source: "Crawford: The Last Years")
Late December: Joan's houseman, Charles Grant, leaves her employment. Mr. Grant decides to end his employment with Joan after she insults him for his forgetting to pack away a box of Christmas decorations.
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