June 20: Joan sells approximately half a dozen of her jewelry pieces to Van Cleef & Arpels. of 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 was a secretary furnished to Joan by Pepsi-Cola, and along with Joan's removal from the company's board of directors Walsh's salary is no longer compensated by the company.
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 apartment and attended by many of Joan's 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 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, who delivers Alice Landais-designed scarfs to Joan that she asked him to pick up for 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.
November 5: Joan begins moving from apartment 22G to apartment 22H in Imperial House.
December 26: Joan's long-time close friend, William Haines, dies at the age of 73 of lung cancer in Santa Monica, California.
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 forgetting to pack away a box of Christmas decorations.
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